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I finally got into a good dentist, with a good hygenist, and got a really thorough cleaning. I needed it, since I haven't been the best flosser lately and my last dentist/hygenist barely touched my teeth.
Overall the report is good though, my teeth are nice and strong and I don't expect to see any more cavities in a long while. My gums will require a bit more of a consistent routine, but no more than the average adult requires. So, life is good. I felt kind of weird the day I got the cleaning, even though I was careful not to swallow anything while they worked on my teeth. Talk about a good "cleanse". Now I feel good, less inflamed in general than I was before. Inflamed gums are a problem that spills over into all other parts of the body, causing heart disease risks and risks during pregnancy. (I'm not pregnant, just FYI there) I believe it may cause more risks for underweight or preterm babies than smoking does...though I can't confirm or reference that at the moment. (google it before you take it to the bank)
Yeah, sorry, too lazy to use google today
I did find out, that contrary to what my sister with tooth trouble says, my water was flouridated where I grew up. In the town it wasn't, but I lived outside of town in the middle of a Reservation, where the federal government has jurisdiction, and they added flouride. It's a good thing I didn't like to brush my teeth and get even more flouride from the toothpaste ;-) Where I live now, the water is not flouridated--until further notice--but it does contain some naturally occuring flouride. Perhaps a little flouride is good, if it's in balance with other necessary minerals, though we know that too much is bad. The water here is very good though, in my region, it comes straight off of timpanogos mountain, not from a reservoir or other place where it could get more in it than you bargain for, and it has pretty good test numbers. I still like to use a filter, since they do add chlorine to it, which causes the formation of other bad stuff in the water, and besides, it tastes so much better from a filter.
I think I'm run-on-sentence king tonight, and google-less. My apologies You do what you've gotta do to get a blog out...
I've been busy this week, my dad taught me how to put up the tile backsplash in my kitchen. We're putting it all the way up to the cupboards and it's a glass tile mosaic, so a pretty big project. It's looking lovely though, I only hope they don't all come tumbling out when I pull the tape off the front that holds the mosaic together (instead of the usual mesh on the back, which would show through the transparent tiles). It's a fun project, especially as I see how it's turning out. My grandpa loved to put up tiles, it's like he couldn't stop, he'd put tiles on top of tiles, and embed little decorative objects in the mix. I can see how he'd enjoy it, but I think I'll stop once this project is finished... I still have a garage, laundry room, and a few closets to organize and spiff up.