What Can I do? Aging and Your Teeth

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When I was younger I had a Dentist who was rough and drilled way to much of my natural teeth.  As time passed and the aging process began my teeth became weaker and weaker.  Having allergies to milk didn’t help either of course, not getting the proper nutrition in my diet also played a role.

We all have a story.  A couple of years ago even the softest food cracked my teeth off.  I obtained a position in sales and needed a professional appearance.  I began to not smile because I was embarrassed.  I became less talkative and began not eating in front of people because my teeth were so weak I was afraid of my barbaric eating just to chew my food.  Finally, the time came where a decision needed to be made.  I went in to see what the dentist had to say and due to all the issues I had to have my upper teeth removed.

I had 13 teeth that needed to be extracted.  I was a wreck to say the least because I am terrified of the dentist.  I went to a place that the Dentist use to practice in the Navy.  One would think he would be an expert in this however, 1 ½ hours later only 3 teeth were removed.  The Dentist said I have to stop this is beyond my expertise. So, off to the Oral & Facial Surgeon I went.  Everything went well.  I did have some discomfort but my surgery healed well.

The follow-up visit I was supposed to do never happened because just a few short months after this I found out my Dad had Cancer everywhere.  My life was turned upside down.  I lost my job due to the lack of compassion on their part.  I worked night and day for 71 days to care for both my parents during this hard time.  On November 26, 2016 I watched as my Dad took his last breath.  Devastated I tried to pick up the pieces of my broken heart.  The rest of my family moved on without me. I kept trying to move forward and kept ending up in the same place.

Everyone I tried to talk to in the world had issues with my sadness. I couldn’t find my place in this world.  My overall health is good.  As months passed and my family split, they thought I was crazy.  No thought or care about my grieving process.  Struggling everyday to face people. The world was cruel.

One thing lead to another and just as I was finding myself again and flushing out all the ick out of my life then my boyfriend’s mom became ill and we found ourselves reeling in disbelief.  We only got 5 days with her and watched her take her last breaths. Many losses have happened in between everything. I was at the lowest point I had ever been in life. Trust me I have endured a lot.  People often tell me I am strong but, I felt so weak everything was an effort.  My body grieved and everything ached from head to toe.

I was introduced to Isagenix in August 2018.  WOW!  Just after a few short days I began doing things I hadn’t done in years. Even the dog was looking at me like What the Heck! As time has gone on and each day is getting better new problems have reared their ugly heads.

I found out today that the teeth I have left which are only 10 need to be removed and a lower denture is needed. I have no income and strive everyday to come to terms with all that is happening. Teeth can cause lots of infection when not treated right away.  I don’t know about you but fixing this mess about my teeth is taunting me.  I wanted it done in the first place.  I was actually eating mashed potatoes and a chunk of my tooth cracked off near the gum line. So, as I age I can see the problems my teeth have caused me.

This got me to thinking about aging and how to care for our teeth as time passes.  I found this information on the mouthhealthy.org website and thought I would share my story and how overcoming such things as we age could maybe help someone else.

As I look to the future I am excited to finally maybe have this problem resolved.  I know dentures bring on their own problems but nerve pain with bad teeth is worse I am afraid.  Next week its off to the surgeon to see what we can do about getting me on my way to even better health.  I think that by taking the Telemere Support product will aid in a fast recovery.

My Best advice is to take one millisecond at a time if you have to. Get through it and move on. Life is short and I want to enjoy each day I have left.  So don’t give up! It is my hope to be an inspiration to others and help in any way I can.

I hope you find value and take something away from my Blog. Leave a comment if you would like J

Here is some of the information I found on aging and our teeth. Enjoy!

Your mouth changes as you age. The nerves in your teeth can become smaller, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities or other problems. If you don’t get regular dental exams, this in turn can lead to these problems not being diagnosed until it is too late.

If you want to feel good, stay healthy, and look great throughout life, you might be surprised what a difference a healthy mouth makes.

Tips for Maintaining and Improving Your Oral Health

  • Brush twice a day with a toothbrush with soft bristles. You may also benefit from using an electric toothbrush.
  • Clean between your teeth once a day with floss or another flossing tool.
  • If you wear full or partial dentures, remember to clean them on a daily basis. Take your dentures out of your mouth for at least four hours every day. It’s best to remove them at night.
  • Drink tap water. Since most contains fluoride, it helps prevent tooth decay no matter how old you are.
  • Quit smoking. Besides putting you at greater risk for lung and other cancers, smoking increases problems with gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss.
  • Visit your dentist. Visit your dentist regularly for a complete dental check-up.

By adopting healthy oral habits at home, making smart choices about diet and lifestyle, and seeking regular dental care, you can help your teeth last a lifetime—whether you have your natural teeth, implants or wear dentures.

 

Reference: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/a/aging-and-dental-health

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