My husband and I went to the dentist yesterday.
My mouth is a disaster. Bone loss, twisted teeth, unhealthy gums, cavities. Ugh. Lots of money and pain and hassle.
My husband had one tiny cavity that was a result of his wisdom teeth, and it's the first cavity he's ever had in his life. All is well in his mouth.
I almost smacked him.
My husband was raised by drug dealers who neglected him much of the time. He was fed only formula bottles which I'm sure he was left to fall asleep sucking on many times.
He sucked his thumb at night until he was 10 years old. My baby is also a major thumb-sucker. I *never* sucked my thumb, and was only breastfed, which doesn't cause tooth decay.
My husband is a sugar fiend. Sugar sugar sugar. I have never liked sugar much, and was raised eating very healthy. His whole life and up to now (though I try so hard to stop him) he drinks soda right before bed, gets up and drinks in the middle of the night, etc.
I have never liked soda or candy at all.
My husband has probably brushed his teeth a handful of years out of his life, and NEVER EVER flossed.
I was raised brushing and flossing like crazy and still do.
Everyone says, "Oh, it's just genetics for you."
But even then it seems kind of miraculous that our teeth are in such opposite states of health. It's amazing to me and infuriating.
Ok, I'm done. Do you guys think it's just genetics or what?
Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:28 PM on May. 26, 2011
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