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Old 09-13-05, 06:44 PM
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Take care of your TEETH

Here is another one of those things that sux a$$.
Sold my truck so we only have the wifes truck now. I am a biker to heart and hate having to rely on the cage for anything.
Well long story short, I have very bad teeth and am in need of an upper denture. Went to the Dentist last week nad ended up having to have 3 teeth pulled immediatley. Can't even hardly walk up the stairs now without needing a nap, so I am now in reliance of the dang truck to get anywhere. Upper jaw bone is infected and kicking my butt.
So whatever you do if you have a toothache, don't let it just go away on its own.
Heres to hoping to getting back on the bike with-in the next month.
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Old 09-13-05, 08:14 PM
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Ouch Stacey. I'm so sorry you're hurting .... AND stuck in a cage. Sheesh. How about getting your mind of your jaw by posting pics of your bike. I'd like to see your homemade stuff.
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Old 09-14-05, 08:33 AM
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Ouch! I hope you feel better soon.
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Old 09-14-05, 09:42 AM
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Thanks ya'll. This realy bites. I was to go on a century this weekend and everything that now has to be rescheduled. Really kicking myself for not taking care of this stuff when I was younger.
Keep showing my son every night the holes in my upper jaw to remind him why mom and dad get on him so much to brush his teeth. I think he is finally getting the picture.
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Old 09-14-05, 09:48 AM
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Sorry to hear that. I just got two fillings and a crown yesterday. Much flossing and brushing will be done when things heal up this week, I tell ya! I already laid off the sweets so maybe I'll be okay long-term....

Good luck and get better!
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Sorry for your suffering. Thanks for the warning.
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Old 09-14-05, 09:53 AM
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Only 2 things I've ever seen kick my dad's behind in the 23 years I've known him, is bronchitis and having a wisdom tooth taken out by some stupid dentist. Having a tooth removed and taking a single vicodin pill 8 hours later while in boot camp kicked my behind for almost a month. Itsucks to go through boot camp with your body out of skilter, i will tell you that much.
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Years ago I had a bunch of work done on my teeth, and that's when I gave up sugared coffee. Sugared coffee is the single worst thing for teeth I swear. Also, spend $20 and get an electric toothbrush, those things are GREAT!
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Old 09-14-05, 08:04 PM
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That's why I bought one of those oral b sonic vibrating toothbrushes.
Any kind of electric brush will brush infinitely better than you can manually.
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Please, please preach the good word! My mother is a dental hygienist so I gotsta brush 3 times a day and floss at least once! I've gotten tons of compliments on my teeth (never anything else ), though, so it's all worth it.

Dooooo it!
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Hope you get over the teeth problems soon.

Hey, this reminds me of the Ren & Stimpy episode with the tooth-fairy... and that detailed close-up picture...
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Yep I don't care if you wear hand-woven Birkenstocks, technology is your friend when it comes to teeth. Brush and floss etc and use all those high tech gadgets while you can, after we're well down the downslope of Peak Oil a combination of brushing by hand REALLY well and a less processed diet will have to do.

I had a root canal done that had abscessed, the operation itself was a joy, no pain just some grinding, tugging, the usual dentist stuff. I had to call a friend to pick me up and my bike, and we stopped at the store on the way for some of my friend's brother the alcoholic's favorite brand. The pain woke me up in the night and gargling with brandy works great as long as you remember to swallow. If I were to do it again I've have called a cab right away and had a hip flask with me.

Thus started a determined overhaul of my mouth, and I swore off the sugared coffeee, etc. No sodas, sugar is such a fundamental food group in the US it's hard to avoid, but I try to be pretty sugar-conscious.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Only 2 things I've ever seen kick my dad's behind in the 23 years I've known him, is bronchitis and having a wisdom tooth taken out by some stupid dentist.
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Originally Posted by lilHinault
Yep I don't care if you wear hand-woven Birkenstocks, technology is your friend when it comes to teeth. Brush and floss etc and use all those high tech gadgets while you can, after we're well down the downslope of Peak Oil a combination of brushing by hand REALLY well and a less processed diet will have to do.

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Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. My dentist put me onto all the gadgets--from high tech toothbrushes to floss to little in-between toothbrush, etc. My teeth and gums are in better shape than ever. He claims, with some justification, that your oral health is a pretty fair reflection of your overall health. Even if that's not totally true, bad oral hygeine can do some bad things to the rest of your body.
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Originally Posted by Blackberry
He claims, with some justification, that your oral health is a pretty fair reflection of your overall health. Even if that's not totally true, bad oral hygeine can do some bad things to the rest of your body.
It also means if you take the time required to practice oral hygiene correctly, that probably translates to more time you spend on the rest of your self.
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Also - bad oral hygiene - means everything you eat gets a bit of that. That's like throwing a bit of dirt into your tank every time you filled up.
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