Hard Work & Endurance

My teeth are not bad for a woman who is just shy of age seventy, nice smile, heartfelt, as white as age permits, and not too long in the tooth, not yet.


Over the decades of my life, a lot of hard work and endurance went into maintaining my teeth, brushing, flossing, dental cleanings, dental work, dental surgery, all as needed even if the money had to come out of my grocery budget. Until I retired and was eligible for Medicare coverage (federal health insurance program), I almost never had dental insurance, or any other kind of medical insurance for that matter. So it is a good thing that I have eaten a lot of inexpensive rice and beans. In chili rice and beans digestively combine as complex carbohydrates that are very good protein, for the teeth and bones. See, it all works out if you keep control of your palate in terms of denying it expensive, “tasty” things that are bad for you.

Caption-1: Annmarie’s Almost Seventy Years Old Teeth

are evidence of hard work and endurance.

The viewer will notice that the nostrils and corners of the mouth

are the darkest areas of the image, something a portrait artist learns early on.

Caption: digital imaging of Annmarie’s Almost Seventy Years Old Teeth-1

(scary but true)

Caption: digital imaging of Annmarie’s Almost Seventy Years Old Teeth-2

is included herein for historical documentation of how

twentieth century women of good genetics and poor income

have been able to maintain their teeth, and hence appearance and health.

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