Take Good Care of Your Teeth

I am able to think of little else this morning other than the dental appointment I have later today. I haven’t been to the dentist in years, and I must admit I’m a little nervous. I used to actually enjoy my yearly visits to the dentist as a kid—the new shiny toothbrush and travel sized toothpaste they would give you after your teeth were cleaned, along with a sticker, or a plastic toy, or (once, oddly) a ceramic turtle figurine.

There is no doubt in my mind that my teeth are likely a mess, and that I will not be receiving either a sticker or a turtle today and will probably instead be reminded of the importance of flossing and sent home with my tail between my legs.

To assuage my dental fears, I decided to see what kinds of books the library has on dentistry. Behold! We carry books on all manner of dentistry subjects—from the history of dentistry to dentistry dictionaries to dentistry songs and music. And of course, we also carry quite a few books about the importance of basic dental care.

Think it may be time to take your own trip to the dentist, but don’t have dental insurance? There is a handy list of dental services for the uninsured on the Be Well! Pittsburgh website.

Happy brushing (and flossing),

Tara

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  1. Oddly, but while visiting back home in Michigan last week, I also went to the dentist. Since moving to Pittsburgh, I’ve been reluctant to change dentists (actually, reluctant to change dental hygienists since that’s who you see most often) and have decided to keep my same twice per year visits. I’ve been going to the same person for almost 20 years and I figure it’s only twice a year, and a good excuse to visit home.

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