Our dentist office is great. The dentist is kind to the little ones, the office is clean and orderly, and the assistants are cheerful and friendly.
So why do I grimace when those reminder postcards come in the mail? Why do I procrastinate when making routine check-ups and cleaning appointments?
Because I’m frustrated. Frustrated with the idea that brushing and flossing are the only ways to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Frustrated with textbook answers. And don’t get me started on the toxic waste called fluoride they want us to put in our mouths! (Which, by the way, is more toxic than lead and creates warning labels on toothpaste that say, “if swallowed, seek medical attention immediately.” But I digress. That’s for another post.)
Please don’t misunderstand me. I think there are great dentists (ours included) who really are concerned about their patients and strive to bring us the best dental care they know to give – but the best possible dental care they know how to give comes out of those textbooks.
Herein lies the problem.
You can read the rest of the article at A Delightful Home where I’m guest posting today. If you haven’t been to Stacy’s blog yet, be sure to grab a cup of tea and stay awhile. She focuses on looking to God for peace and joy, practical homemaking tips, yummy real food recipes, and activities to enjoy with your kids.
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