I guess eating sugar in the middle of the night doesn't do too well for the chompers, eh?

I need dental work on the back molars. They aren't what they used to be, let me tell you, Bob! I actually almost started to cry when the dentist told me I may need a root canal. I've tried so hard to keep everything healthy, it's just overwhelming to hear when you lose a battle.

Anyway I'm sure I'm not alone. It's not easy to see my body decay. I'm just going to keep trying though, I'm not giving up yet.

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Comment by Marie B on September 20, 2013 at 7:29am

Oh Valerie, it's scary, I know. I hope you don't need to do it. I had 2 molars taken out in the past 5 years. I understand they do root canals differently these days. They will do everything they can to make it as easy on you as possible. hugs!

Comment by Terrie on September 21, 2013 at 2:39pm

No, you are definitely not alone. I know that you are correct on th issue Valerie. I wish I had known/thought of that when I was younger. Dentists/Hygenists should have given people more info concerning our teeth than they did.

Sorry that you may have to go through a root canal. I've had a few. On the other hand, it's better than losing the tooth.

For several years, I've kept a glass of water on my night stand, so if I need something sweet to raise my blood sugar on occasion during the night or food for my pain pills, I rinse my mouth/teeth with water. (I really do not feel like flossing or brushing my teeth during my sleeping times).

Also, if I have citric foods, especially lemons, oranges, clementines, I also rinse my mouth with water, if I'm unable to brush, since citric foods erode the enamal on our teeth. Diabetes of course, doesn't help either. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps create more saliva to help dilute sugars and acids from fruits, juices, pop, alcohlic drinks etc. Oh and I haven't drank pop since the 1980's, I guess, except once in a blue moon. Bad stuff, unless it's the only thing available for a low.

Wishing you the best, whether you need a root canal or not.


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