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Sunday, May 31, 2009

aches,pains and ...grrr

So I had a root canal done a few years ago(back in 2006) and I got the same spot infected again! Yikes! I was scheduled for a second root canal last Wednesday but after the endodontist drilled around for a little bit, he realised that it was not worth it to try and save the tooth so off I went to my regular dentist for an extraction! Can I hear ouch! Man, I hate dental work but you can not live without it. If you don't want to end up with Septicemia(bacteria in your blood system) or endocarditis(inflammation of the inner layer of the heart), you need to take care of them. I can not help but keep looking at a persons mouth and the content when talking to them. Sometimes, I feel like you can tell a persons character just by looking in their mouth!

Anyways, so here I am, on my way to buying a Bentley in my mouth! Dental work is quite expensive and insurance companies are so finicky about it too! So the tooth is out and I am waiting for the site to heal then I have an evaluation for an implant in that spot. I fell like it is going to take a lifetime to sort out all that needs to be done but I'll get there and an amazing smile will be my reward!

It has come to my attention that quite a few people suffer from halitosis. People, you have to floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day ooo. The bacteria in your mouth do not go on break after you eat your fufu and banku. They are hard at work trying to form that plague and please, the back of that tonque is not to be neglected!...That's the worst spot for bacteria to hide! Before you get in someones face and try to be all chummy and friendly, read their body language to see if they are trying to escape your breath! That's a cue to go home and floss and brush your teeth!

That's all folks...for my lesson on mouth hygiene!


Omo Oba said...

Should have been titled "plug for dental hygiene" But u are so right, I always forget how very important the mouth is.. U can tell a person's personality from their mouth??? Eh, Maxine! lol. and lolx2@ bentley in my mouth. all the best with healing. hope u can still tear some chicken apart with the rest of the teeth

Maxine Mosley Totoe said...

haha...girl, I'm serious! Dental hygiene is so neglected by people! I keep telling myself "I could buy a really nice car with all this money" but then, I still want to keep my friends and make new ones so can't neglect that mouth!...Healing is going well so far. Thank God!

yankeenaijababe said...

lol@fufu and banku

Thanks for sharing tips, am hoping you heal much fast, I had two of my tooth taking out last March. I so hated the "PAIN" with you on everything said.