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Thoughtful Thursday - Dental Access

thoughtfulI haven't made use of it yet as I discovered it only this week, but there are free dental screenings in Ottawa for people who have a low income. I'm not sure what happens at these things, but I imagine they're rather like the once or twice yearly visits we had in grade school from the health unit where they checked our teeth.

Anyway, I thought I'd mention that in case anyone is in need. There is a schedule with the locations listed and I'm guessing it's hard to get there early enough to get seen, but I'll check it out soon.

I've been using dental products that are supposed to repair and whiten. I'm unsure they are working, but I figured they were worth a try. Also, I hear if you add activated charcoal to your toothbrush before the toothpaste, it helps whiten too. It makes a hell of a mess, but I tried it. I think it might take a while to whiten, but my teeth are definitely cleaner, so I think it really does help with plaque. Activated charcoal is also good for helping one feel better sooner after an allergic reaction, but if you're going to ingest it, you need to drink a lot of water with it.

It's no secret things aren't perfect in my life right now. I'm in dire need of a job, but at least my teeth aren't falling out of my head. Also, earlier this month, I caught my toaster oven in time before it could burn up my condo unit, so things could definitely be worse. Thankfully, a friend gave me a replacement she wasn't using and so far it's working out.

Something good will happen soon, and until then I'm going to grin and bear it.

R~

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