How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
Passed 1,500 miles on my odometer today, although that lacks about 25 miles I rode on Ian’s bike.
You know what I like? Flossing. Probably that seems a little strange to most of you — who likes flossing, after all? Yuck. Takes forever, leaves your gums bleeding and painful — but lately I have taken a shine to flossing. Every time I get in there and pull out some gunk from between my teeth, stuff my vigorous brushing missed, I feel a small glow of triumph. That’?s some bacteria that won’?t be bothering me anymore! Ha!
However, I have a coworker who brushes her teeth three or four times a day at work. I don’?t take it that far, although I have lately started thinking of brushing my teeth after eating my morning oatmeal. So far I have brushed my teeth before leaving for work, but then I eat breakfast about 9:30 or so and that leaves my teeth feeling scummy for the rest of the day.
I read recently in the quasi-trashy free Metro that several studies have suggested good oral health promotes overall healthiness. They found a correlation between bacteria in the mouth and prostate (I think) cancer, as well as plaque in arteries around the heart and in the neck. They also said that diabetes and bad oral health seemed tied, to which Ian commented, “Everything causes diabetes!”
So excuse me; I have to go floss.