Prescription toothpaste, who knew?

Woke up this morning and my legs were so sore!  That leg matrix is just killer.  So, I decided to take it easy and just go for a walk.  It was nice and cool this morning, about 60 degrees and sunny, so  beautiful walk.

Came home to some protein pancakes:

Blueberry protein pancakes

Blueberry protein pancakes

Yum, yum.  I really have to consciously slow down when I eat breakfast.  It’s my favorite meal and I love my eats so I want to just chow down!

Worked hard today to finish up for the weekend!  We are still getting through stuff from the party last weekend.   We have a lot of cheese, apples and crackers/chips leftover!    Lunch was a tuna and hummus wrap, plus some of the cut up apples and pears with cashew butter.

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Too bad that I remembered that I had hummus for lunch right before my dental appointment…. ooops!

Then it was off to get my tooth worked on.  Last week, I had mentioned my tooth sensitivity to the dentist, so they took an x-ray, even though I had just had x-rays the previous visit.  Well, they saw some decay underneath one of my fillings.  This tooth had 2 fillings in it, so the plan was to take out both fillings and make one large one and get rid of any decay and hopefully prevent an abscess from forming.  The dentist said there was more decay under the filling than he expected.  He called it micro leakage of bacteria underneath the filling. Good thing the x-ray had been done, or it wouldn’t have been seen on visual exam!    The tooth was then packed with medicine, some kind of varnish (that’s what he called it) and the new filling.  Hopefully this will do the trick.  I will go back in 6 weeks to make sure no abscess is forming and the sensitivity is gone.

I am now the proud owner of prescription toothpaste.   I did not even know they made this stuff!

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That’s an $11 bottle of toothpaste, people!  I had better have the best brushing experience ever tonight!  This is supposed to help with the sensitivity and give extra cavity protection for the next few weeks.  I tell you, I am not likely to get any refills on this stuff.  Geez.   The moral here is to make sure you tell your doctor (or dentist) about any concern you have.  You never know if something that seems innocuous could become a problem down the road!  Hopefully this was all caught in time and I won’t need a root canal.

John made me a latte after I got back.  Should have taken some video of me trying to drink with my mouth all numbed up. 😀

Used up the last of the meat in the house for dinner.  Ground turkey burgers with swiss cheese and a boatload of broccoli and strawberries.  This box of berries is soooo good.

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All those sides make the burger look teeny weeny LOL!  A1 sauce on the side.

Done with work for the week, unless I pick up a couple hours this weekend.  Treated ourselves to Dunkin Donuts after picking up my premium toothpaste.  I just had decaf with milk and a bite of John’s donut.  Yay me!

Blueberry picking tomorrow!

Question:  Do you get regular dental checkups?

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11 thoughts on “Prescription toothpaste, who knew?

  1. Anne K.

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, too! I also have to consciously remind myself to eat slower. Your pancakes look great!

    I do get regular dentist checkups. Sorry about your tooth, but it’s good you mentioned it! I hope everything works out and you don’t need a root canal. I had one once, and they’re no fun 🙁

  2. Shelley B

    I go twice a year to the dentist – luckily for me, my teeth are in really good shape. Unfortunately, my husband has enough teeth trouble for several people – he’s had 2 root canals so far this year, with another one in a couple of months after the dental insurance rolls over and we only have to come up with $400 instead of $800 – ugh! Maybe he should get that Rx toothpaste…the 11 bucks seems like a bargain compared to the root canal cost!

    P.S. I love how much fruit and veggies are always on your dinner plate!

  3. Miz.

    huh. I had no idea either about the toothpaste. and as a woman who goes to the dentist ever 3 months (TMI. I brush and floss all the time and have crappyass teeth/gums genetically) I may look into this.

    cant wait for your detailed review 🙂

  4. Karyn

    Uuhhgg! I hate the dentist and have to admit that it has been years since I have gone last. My hubby goes and last time he scheduled and I was with him, he asked if I wanted to schedule too. I felt such overwhelming fear and panic at even the thought that NO WAY! I know I need to go. Some day….. I do make sure my kids go, my hubby has a great plan at work.

  5. Diane, Fit to the Finish

    I don’t like the dentist either! I never knew about prescription toothpaste. I hope it does the trick for you!

    I’m not a big breakfast person – I tend to eat the majority of my calories in the middle of the day, and the least at night.

  6. debby

    Ha! I just scheduled an overdue appt. w/the dentist. And I have crappy teeth, too. More root canals and crowns than I can count.

  7. Susan

    So true that the only people who are going to keep on top of our personal health is US!! I always try to tell my doctor everything too…

    I go to the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning, and an exam every year. I’m lucky to have pretty good teeth. My mom has had horrible dental experiences, so she tought me good oral healthcare when I was young 🙂

    Enjoy your “weekend”!!

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