Just saw a tweet from woman who lost a tooth from chemo. She reminded me that I recently broke another tooth mysteriously (my only "chemo" - Tamoxifen, but I also take the "jaw scary" Prolia for osteoporosis.)
Being a cheese addict, I love the part of the Cleveland Clinic regimen that tells me to end a meal with cheese. The part I ignore is how much cheese. My cheese addiction results make it a bit scary to get on the scales.
Don't have a pal at Cleveland Clinic to ask questions like: After breakfast, Do I rinse before the cheese, since there is acid in the daily blueberries in my plain oatmeal? Or do I just pop the cheese in first before the blueberries do me in? Or do my teeth in?
Dental Floss should come packaged with a CD of favorite songs. I still have GERD, so I try for four small meals instead of 3 big ones. And I still remember the L.A. periodontist's instructions to floss after every meal. So, floss. Floss. And floss. That, of course, does not happen after my Saturday multi--grain bagel at Starbucks. Yet.
ONE bright light - I secretly think the tea they insist on makes my gums feel better. Wishful thinking?
The secret seems to learn and do as much as we can of these preventives. I haven't ever lost a tooth that shows (the dentist did fix the edge of that front one.) I want to keep the rest of these teeth. Having a big gap in the front would mess up my mind more than I can tell you, and convince me I'm e______.
I wish you health.