Sugar & Featured
I drove to my dentist’s office Thursday afternoon
For a routine cleaning
I get my teeth cleaned every 4 months because I just like the way my teeth look and the way my mouth feels when I am super on top of my cleanings.
I was just there and posted about it April 7
I don’t have dental insurance and pay out of pocket 100% for all my dental care but it’s well worth it to me.
I may be a little OCD about my teeth and preventative maintenance but I’ve never had a cavity. And I’d rather be proactive than reactive.
Plus when you go more frequently and don’t let things build up <–pun intended, when you are there and in the chair, the cleanings go really fast since you don’t have months or years worth of gunk built up.
I was in and out in about 40 minutes.
With a goodie bag, too.
Free samples always make me happy.
When I came home from the dentist, I realized that Spry Living Featured my Raw Vegan Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls
As part of their 6 Yummy Afternoon Snacks Feature
Here’s the recipe for my Cookie Dough Balls
Thanks, Spry Living for featuring me!
And I also realized that Foodgawker accepted these:
So clearly it’s possible to eat sugar and not be destined for cavities. Shhh, don’t tell my dentist.
From my last post, Beauty Then & Now, I loved reading about who you thought was beautiful and who you idolized growing up. I Dream Of Jeanie and the Brady Girls were mentioned quite a bit.
And hearing about the shows you watched growing up was a little trip down memory lane for me, too, since I watched many of the same ones. Saved By the Bell or the Price is Right anyone?
The winner of the Say NO to Auto Giveaway is:
katie @ KatieDid August 16, 2011 at 5:21 am
I love talking photography… I shoot with a DSLR and almost entirely in manuel. I finally committed to myself this summer to not take it off manuel, and all those numbers and letters finally made sense after just doing it! My biggest struggle right now is trying to find “my style”. I look at blog after blog with beautiful photos, all of them SO different and I love them all… sometimes I try to make my photos more like so- and so’s or someone elses but I’m trying to settle in to my own style more. Ahhh I just love all the endless possibilities with photography and how its challenged me and allowed me to be creative.
1. How good are you about going to the dentist? Or preventative checkups and health maintenance, in general? Ob/Gyno well-woman visits anyone?
I am all over the dental stuff and yes, I go annually for my well-woman checkups. Some people say you can stretch those checkups out to every three years if you meet certain criteria but I just feel better when I go annually for those and every 4 months for my teeth.
I find that if I wait til every 6 months for my teeth, it’s just a wee bit longer than ideal.
2. Do you think there’s a correlation between sugar consumption and cavities? Are you prone to cavities?
I am sure there are 987898 articles online about this, both pros and cons.
I have also read that some people’s mouths are more alkaline and some people’s are more acidic. And one type of mouth is more prone to buildup, tartar, and plaque (that’s me) and others are more prone to cavities.
I brush 3 times a day with my electric toothbrush, I floss twice a day, I drink lots of water, I am all over the preventative dental trips, but I also eat sugar. (See this post for my views on Desserts, Sugar, & Everything in Moderation)
I don’t know if I am doing things right or am a bit lucky when it comes to my teeth. Or possibly both.
3. Weekend plans?
I am off to do something fun this afternoon. More on that later! TGIF!