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Back from dentist

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The Waterpik has made an incredible difference in my gum health. (At the link is the one I have, which I like a lot.) The pocket depth around my teeth used to be several 6’s, a bunch of 5’s, mostly 4’s, with an occasional 3. Today it was all 2’s and 3’s, a few 4’s, and two 5’s. No 6’s at all. Very nice improvement.

The dental hygienist told me that when she had her eye exam, the ophthalmologist asked, "Do you really floss?" She told him that she flosses 3 or 4 times a day, and she can’t go to sleep unless she’s just flossed.

I told her that she was cruel. She knew what he wanted to hear: "Confidentially, none of us do. The companies that make floss pay us to recommend it, but really! running a string between your teeth? What’s the idea of that? But don’t tell anyone—I’m speaking professional to professional."  🙂

Written by LeisureGuy

5 November 2009 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Daily life

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  1. I’d love to back you up on the illusion of the flosser, but I’m a regular flosser. I’ve been known to fall asleep unexpectedly, while reading for instance, wake up in the middle of the night–and floss. My mouth just feels gross without it. I floss both my kids teeth too and I think they’re now the same way as me. I didn’t always do this but I started doing it regularly and found it made such a difference that I just kept it up. Now I can’t go to bed without it.


    5 November 2009 at 3:26 pm

  2. You should try a Waterpik, too: very, very efficient and fun to use.


    5 November 2009 at 3:36 pm

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