I can remember as a young child never really going to the dentist that much or at all. I do know when I did go they would give you that tooth brush and dental floss. Not really knowing what to do with the dental floss or really understanding how important this dental floss would play a part in my life. I know I’m not alone when I say I hated going to the dentist and even to this day I hate it. Even though I don’t like it I realize how important it is to take care of your teeth just as I know how important it is to take care of your body. Your teeth play a role in your life that we seem to overshadow sometimes.
I’m here to let you know that you need to take the time and go to the dentist and get your annual checkups. When I got out of the military I neglected to keep going to the dentist regularly. It’s funny how once you do something regularly and then all of sudden when it’s not mandated you just say forget about it. Well that is just what I did. Like they say it takes a hard lesson for you to realize the bad choices you have made. So, anyway while re-committing myself to the dentist I realize that I should have been using an electric tooth brush all this time. You would be amazed at how much better your teeth look and feel when you are using it. Not to take anything away from a manual tooth brush of course but, it is so much better.
My current experience has shown me that you need to take the time to go to make sure you don’t have any underlining gum diseases. Because if you didn’t know they do exist and you can get them if you don’t take care of your teeth. You see people who loose their teeth or their mouth is a hot mess those are people who don’t go to the dentist. You teeth are part of who you are just as your mouth is part of who you are don’t lose them because of silly reasons. Take the time to get them cleaned, pulled, inserted and so forth trust me you will thank yourself for it. If you do what you need to do now it won’t be so expensive in the long run. Teach your kids this at a young age so they can understand this and know how important going to the dentist is. Have that talk with them and also have them watch videos on going to the dentist the good and the bad of it all.
Jamiallah C. Jackson