An elderly couple went into a fast food chain. The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink.
He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half
in front of his wife.
He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and
neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.
He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down
between them. As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around
them were looking over and whispering.
Obviously they were thinking, “that poor old couple – all they can afford is one
meal for the two of them.”
As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely
offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were just
fine – they were used to sharing everything.
People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She
sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the
Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for
them. This time the old woman said “No, thank you, we are used to sharing
Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin,
the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single
bite of food and asked “What is it you are waiting for?”
She answered. . . .
THE TEETH … ☺
Portobello Dental Clinic are delighted to announce that we are extending our opening hours to include Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Dr Colm Traynor started Saturday clinics on 22nd January 2011. The clinic is open for emergency patients, as well as for general, cosmetic and advanced restorative treatments by appointment.
A toothbrush is not for life, it’s just for three months!
1. For consistent cleaning, brush your teeth and gums at the same time every day, e.g. after breakfast and before going to bed. Supervise children under seven.
2. Only use the recommended amount of toothpaste and ensure all teeth and gums are cleaned thoroughly. You can use different sized inter-dental brushes to clean plaque from inaccessible areas.
3. Make a special effort to quit smoking. Smoking is a major cause of preventable death and oral problems include bad breath, stained teeth, tooth loss and oral cancer. Your dentist can advise.
4. Change your toothbrush every three months and make sure to floss at least once a day.
5. Take time to read the sugar content of your food and drink and reduce intake of high sugar content foods. Keep snacks between meals to low-sugar or sugar-free foods.
6. Remember there is a relationship between oral health and general health and ask your dentist if a visit to your medical practitioner is appropriate.
7. Make a resolution to visit your dentist regularly so that small problems can be resolved before they become bigger, more complicated and expensive.
8. If you decide to whiten your teeth, make sure to discuss with your dentist who can ensure safe and professional teeth whitening under the care of a qualified dental practitioner.
9. Arrange preventative fissure sealants for children reaching the age of six or seven as directed by your dentist. Follow up at six or twelve months intervals.
10. If you notice ulcers or lumps in your mouth or neck persisting for more than a week, arrange to have an oral cancer screening appointment with your dentist.