Throughout the years I have always wanted to ask a dentist these questions:
1. Can we actually use our teeth throughout our whole life?
2. Do some individuals care for their teeth so much that they don’t need an artificial tooth at all?
3. Does burshing teeth every morning and night keep bad tooth at bay?
With these questions in my mind throughout these years, I brush my teeth every morning and night and count on floss to clear food residue between some molars. Needless to say, I don’t know much about teeth care. Deep in heart I was actually hoping that I was fortunate enough to avoid getting artificial tooth my entire life by only taking some simple steps.
Reality, however, is always cruel: the world offers no free lunch, and nothing would ever fall from the sky and we have a price to pay for everything. Using a floss might seem trivial from the surface, but the usage of floss requires some knowledge. Thanks to Dr. Grace’s video clip, I get to learn the correct way to use a floss.
Do it today instead of choosing another date, as the Cantonese saying goes. I started learning how to use floss the correct way since last night, since I always have floss with me at home.
There surely is a reason behind my effort. Firstly, it is my wish to never get artificial tooth. Secondly, the reluctance to visit a dentist was my childhood phobia, for I used to think that it was terrifying to sit on a dentist chair for a treatment.
Thankfully though, the shadow fades away when I am older. This is even more of the case when back in 2016 or 2017, a Cantonese-speaking pretty dentist removed my wisdom tooth and I experienced no pain and the bleeding was light. I then learned that it could be painless and joyful to solve a years-long problem.
The effort to use floss the correct way on a daily basis is not a very joyful process. But when I rinse my mouth I could feel I have pretty much cleaned up the gap between my teeth. This could be a sort of relaxation before I brush my teeth and go to bed.
Life requires some rituals, and I guess this is one of those.