I have some dental problems: fillings needing replacement, a crown that now may be cracked; and teeth out of alignment; all things that I was trying to fix from before my recent return to singleness. The first two issues are going to be put off a bit longer until my finances are in better shape, but the last is being fixed (starting from zero) with Invisalign braces/inserts I bought to try and save the teeth I have, which is related to this weeks topic.
... Should Stay In Your Mouth
Teeth are very important to our overall health, as seen in this article. Proper digestion is affected by the many different things we call saliva, all of which cannot properly start to work until you and your teeth spend some time chewing. If you want to eat, you have to take care of your teeth, and I want to keep mine for as long as possible -- several relatives have not taken care of their teeth, or had access to regular dental care, which resulted in removal of their natural teeth and getting bridgework, partial and/or complete dentures.
Brushing and flossing is part of good dental health, and the Invisalign system requires extra steps to maintain good dental hygiene, since the 'braces' can hold food or other items next to your teeth for long periods of time. This means I have to brush after eating and especially after drinking anything other than water. I have carried a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss in my B.O.B and G.H.B. for a while now, but with my transition to a smaller E.D.C bag, I need to resist the urge to pack too much into this smaller bag, since it was purchased to prevent this from happening.
Here is a demonstration showing how it works. It really is as simple as it looks:
- Unscrew the bottom of the TOOB toothpaste tube
- Attach to your full size, regular toothpaste,
- Remove the top of the TOOB and squeeze until the mini tube is full.
- Staying healthy is more than exercise and the proper foods; also it's eating and chewing correctly.
- I need a compact way to carry toothpaste and a tooth brush. This is everything in one package.
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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.