Things not good for teeth: grinding, sugar, being in my mouth. A tooth in my mouth is as likely as not to be part tooth, part amalgam. One tooth has been tunneled through to kill the nerve and drive a post to anchor a crown. Tomorrow, the dentist will "open up" a decayed area around a big gumline filling. If the nerve is infected, root canal. If not, we save the tooth with more metal.
Also on the schedule: full-mouth debridement. Also called a scaling.
My teeth ache thinking about it.
On the plus side, the beckett household has gone hiking five weeks in a row.