Get kids to busstop on time, move ahead 1 space. Race home and drive like a bat out of h-e-double hockey sticks to get to the next neighborhood stop right on time, and deliver forgotten lunch box. Move ahead 3 spaces. Schedule flu shots, ahead 2 spaces per kid. Get to work almost on-time, stay the same. Miss two deadlines but artfully craft smart reason to put that project on back-burner, move ahead 1 space. Catch typo on company website, move ahead 1; point it out to the wrong person and get snarky looks, move back 2. Clean out inbox, resist rolling eyes at meetings, clean off desk for the weekend so you can start fresh next week, ahead 3 spaces. Forget to change your out of office message, back 2 spaces. Dinner consisted of chicken fingers and no vegetables in the car on the way to practice, move back 3 spaces. Baths and bedtime down to a science including time for reading aloud, move ahead 2 spaces. Discover mildewed laundry in the washing machine; move back 4 spaces. Get caught up on pinterest and beat yourself up over being unorganized and uncrafty, back another 3 spaces. Remind yourself that you are doing just fine, ahead 1. Stay up late making sure clothes get into the dryer this time, move back another 2 spaces. Get a half-decent night’s sleep, stay the same.
My admiration for my husband includes his teeth. He has never had a cavity, not one!! His dental regimen is conscientious but not obsessive. He just lucked out in the genetic lottery. However, American children (including my own) are still getting cavities. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
"Although dental caries has declined significantly among school-aged children since the early 1970s, dental caries has remained the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood."
So, what can we do to prevent cavities and improve our family's dental health no matter what our genetic tendencies?
1. Set a good routine:
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