Re: Teeth and dental problems
- From: High Miles <2Blues17@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:58:42 -0500
Evelyn Ruut wrote:
<thuss@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:qgdnt350ejn2h2ddnecit5mj91qot9n4ct@xxxxxxxxxxAh Evelyn.......................because life is simpler and often a lot more pleasantOn Sat, 15 Mar 2008 07:13:26 -0400, "Evelyn Ruut"
"California Poppy" <GoldenStatePoppy@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have just finished oral surgery and being fitted for dentures. It
has been an ordeal, but I am about through with it. Now, I must eat
soft food for a couple of weeks.
My reason for mentioning it here is that I think many of the problems
of old age are because of teeth. It is rarely considered as being a
major problem and isn't covered by Meicare or Kaiser although Kaiser
now has a supplemental plan for teeth and eyeglasses, which I chose
not to take. Many of our digestive problems are caused by the
inability to chew our food as well as we used to. I don't know if
mouth problems are caused by bad teeth or some other reason.
Anyway, we haven't discussed teeth problems much here and thought we
might share information.
Poppy I spent a small fortune a couple of years ago having a whole mouth
restoration. So I have all my own teeth, but lots of them are
bridgework/caps. Another friend got a lot of implants, including bone
building surgery. It was years of pain and work for her. Don't know
why, but it has always been important to me to have my own teeth and
maintain them well. But it is a very expensive proposition, and I think a
lot of people balk at spending the kind of serious money it takes. I
could've bought a very decent new car for what it cost.
My father for instance, has false teeth. He simply wouldn't spend what it
cost to repair and maintain his natural teeth. Another important factor;
I don't smoke and really don't like the taste of sweets very much. I was
told not to chew gum as a young woman, or I wouldn't have my teeth at 30.
I listened, and I still have my teeth at 66.
The single biggest thing is getting ones teeth cleaned professionally every
6 months. More people lose their teeth from gum problems than from bad
Everybody has a quirk. Some folks would rather have money in the bank than
good teeth. I would rather have the good teeth.
A lady in the residential hotel I lived in a few years ago spurned my
affections when she learned that I had an upper partial. She admitted
that she had a thing about natural teet. And she further admitted
that she had full dentures,upper and lower.
I am still trying to figure that one out.
She was maybe just looking for an excuse. Perhaps it wasn't anything to do with teeth, but no chemistry between you, or she just wasn't looking to connect with anyone at all. You shouldn't take it as personal. Lots of ladies I know are simply not even considering a relationship. Don't know why, but that's the truth.
without a partner to consider - or care for.
Takes all kinds, and you're right, many women have been there and done that
with one on one relationships and have declared a moratorium.
The freedom it offers would not appeal to those who need to be part of a 'we'.
A lot of gray wolves prefer to run alone.
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