04/07/2010 @ 3:45 PM | Health with Comments Off on Toothbrushes | Print This Post

I’ll admit it, I’ve been really lucky with my teeth in the sense that there is nothing horribly wrong with them with regards to cavities or needing any sort of root canals, etc. The only thing I had was crooked teeth and had braces and an overbite to fix that when I was a teenager but I refused to wear the mouth guard at night and so my overbite did not correct fully as well as one of my bottom teeth now slightly overlap. Do I care? Not in the slightest. I just need to get them a bit whiter since there is so much calcium in them they are not as bright as they could be as my orthodontist keeps telling me.

So anywhos, I go to my twice yearly teeth cleaning and get my goody bag like I always do with a toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash. This time though she put in an extra toothbrush. She said that since I have such a small mouth that maybe a kids toothbrush might do me better than a big girls. Now I’ve known about the lack of space in there for some time because I had extra teeth before my permanent ones came in and then had to have permanent ones taken out because there was no room for them. Still have two more upper molars that have not come in and I don’t think they ever will but I could be wrong because my bottom ones came in wrapped around some nerves in my late 20s that got surgically removed.

So there you have it folks, I now brush my teeth with a kids dinosaur toothbrush. I do have to agree though in that I can get better access to my back teeth with the smaller brush. I still have the green big girl one as back up just in case though.

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