Friday, March 20, 2009

A Dental Conspiracy

Life isn't fair. I floss on a daily basis, sometimes several times a day. I keep dental floss in the downstairs bathroom, one in my purse, and one in our bedroom. I brush my teeth in the mornings and in the evenings. At times, when I feel like my mouth needs to taste fresh, I brush my teeth again.

Hubby and Moe don't believe in flossing, especially Hubby. I try to be a good mother. I remind Moe he should brush his teeth before going to bed, but he rarely does. Hubby almost never brushes his teeth in the evenings. I encourage them to floss and bought the disposable plastic flossers. They're collecting dust, just taking up room in the medicine cabinet.

And then I go to the dental office and they find a few cavities and some tartar buildup! Hubby and Moe have their dental checkups and they hardly have no tartar! Moe has one cavity and the dentist complimented them for keeping their teeth in great condition! And Hubby has no cavities! Hubby believes that brushing your teeth too much wears off the enamel from your teeth, which leaves your teeth susceptible to cavities. He also believes that flossing encourages tartar buildup.

Is there a dental conspiracy? Or is Hubby and Moe flossing and brushing their teeth on the sly? You be the judge.

7 comments:

septembermom said...

Something strange is going on here!! I agree that I would think your teeth should be in the best shape!! You're doing all the right things. You're more conscientious than me. I try to floss every night, but I forget sometimes. Hubbys always seem to get a break:) I'm glad to hear about Moe's teeth. Considering how kids sometimes let dental hygiene go to the wayside, it's always great to get a good report from the dentist. (I won't tell my oldest son about your son's success with not flossing. He would love an excuse to put the floss away. I don't think he does a great job anyway :)

H.K. said...

septmom: Mum's the word. No child should know about Moe's healthy teeth,we want to avoid a rebellion!

May said...

Damn! This is the first time at your blog but you are drop dead gorgeous!

Ok-yes that is B.S. I floss every day too and I use crest whitestrips(so bad!) but I think you should keep up with what you are doing...I bet you have nice breath :)

H.K. said...

May - You're making me blush, thanks!

Wendy said...

i like your blogs, i can def relate. thanks for complimenting the fam!

Melinda said...

I hear this all the time! I think sometimes its just genetics really, some people just don't get cavities as easily as others--darn them! But I'm seiously impressed with your dedication, I KNOW I don't floss that much! :)

Mother Goose said...

I am the same way! I am teeth obsessed and love dental floss! I am beginning to think your blog is an april fools joke on me, because who could be so much like ME and mY man?? WEIRD, so twilight zonish for me.

I floss and brush and I have the worse teeth out of my whole family. Who barely brush ONE time a day!!! what up??