Tuesday, February 20, 2007

It’s Gross, Neh!

Take the floss challenge. Floss between your teeth and then smell it! Yes you heard me, smell it! If it smells than you are definitely not doing a good job at cleaning your teeth. If I were to scrape some plaque (bacteria) off your teeth with my instrument and put it on a cracker . . . would you eat it?? Of course not! Its gross! So why would you want to suck on plaque that sits on your teeth all day?

The other dental hygienist, Lori, and I were discussing this issue this morning. We agree that not flossing is the same thing as not wiping your butt when you go to the bathroom. Seriously! We think more people take more care of their behinds than their teeth! It doesn’t make sense. Nobody really sees your behind. Instead everyone sees your teeth because you have to talk, smile, laugh, kiss, and eat with them. So why not take more care of them? It only takes a couple of minutes a day. Remember you only have to floss the teeth you want to keep=)

8 comments:

The Saipan Blogger said...

Sounds like someone needs a hug.

Bev said...

i felt like crap today.

Steve said...

Group hug for Bev! You won't believe this but since my last visit to your office, I have been flossing every single day. Even yesterday when I was sick! :) -Steve (www.beyondbehaviors.com)

Bev said...

aww, thanks steve! There's hope at the end of the tunnel that i'm actually making a difference! heh!

Deece said...

Wow, reading your first paragraph thoroughly disgusted me. I'm a bit nauseas.

Oh, I saw you and Lori on the news last night. Great job! I remember going to school at Community and we'd chew on the red tabs and then brush our teeth together outside. Ha ha. It was gross. Man, I hate those red tabs, I had to chew them at school, I had to chew them at home....

Anonymous said...

Essenza Tra I Dente
An aromatic light broth made from used tooth picks and floss.
1/2 cup used tooth picks
1 cup used dental floss
(the more bits and pieces of food attached the better)
1 quart water.
Place ingredients in small saucepan and slowly bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 25 minutes or until all essence of chewed up food is incorporated into the water. When done, broth should have a light yellowish tint with the sweet aroma of the space between your teeth. Pour over your favourite angel hair pasta and enjoy. Similar to a light clam sauce.
Delizioso!

Bev said...

shoot! I was hoping no one would see me on tv! I didn't know the media was coming.

Sean said...

okay, okay, I'll floss tonight. . .

Geez...

;)