Monday, April 06, 2009

teeth

I'm a bit worried about my teeth and gums. My gums started feeling swollen several days ago. I got a new tooth brush, natural tooth paste and natural mouthwash and am using Mark's EcoDent floss. I am also brushing 3 times a day instead of my lazy once a day that I fell into after having Claire. The gums are starting to feel a bit better. I hav ea dentist appt for Friday Apr 17.

I took both girls with me to my Dr. appt today. All went pretty well. I just strapped both of them into the stroller during the exam. We also have two more appts this week. Emily's eye doctor tomorrow and NICU follow up clinic on Wed. I am taking both girls tomorrow and only Emily on Wed. Whew! I am exhausted after today especially since it was about 85 degrees today.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Glad EMily is finally grooving with the car (maybe, Jen, she just wants to travel by horse........after all, she does have a tshirt that says she wants a pony!)! About your gums: when I get sore gums, I do two things in this order: 1. rinse 2-3x/day with warm H20 and the pink Himalayan salt, and if that doesn't work 2. use the colloidal silver 2-3x/day for a week (and hold it in my mouth for 3-4 minutes). That always works for me. Getting old isn't ALWAYS pretty (or pleasant)!! Can't wait for you to see our Jack-Jack and meet Willow. Love to all, xoxo L

Nanna said...

Dear Jen, I concur with Linda. The warm salt water rinse is the best for sore gums. Continue until tenderness is gone.You're doing well to brush more carefully (gently brush gums too and always use a SOFT toothbrush) and floss at least once a day. More people lose their teeth with gum disease than tooth decay. Nip it in the bud. You can ditch the mouth wash; it usually interfers with digestion. I know you don't swallow it, but digestion begins in the mouth. Love from a former Navy Dental Tech, Nanna

Azreada said...

What a busy week you have in store. I think putting them both in the stroller was a great idea. I am glad it worked so well. We actually have weather into the 70's yesterday and today. I finally got half of the iris bed cleaned up. We are supposed to have a cold front with maybe some rain coming in tomorrow.

Take care!!