Ok, they have nothing to do with each other!
Good news. We finally went to see a dentist in Kihei yesterday. Dental care has been my nemesis since I was 3. I was always the kid with cavities inspite of good brushing. I remember once when I went to dentist in college after not going for 3 years, I had 18 (!) cavities. When I moved to California, I found a dentist who took care of me for 25 years! A couple root canals, many crowns and several cavities later, he informed me that I had periodontal disease and had several 4-5mm pockets. One problem is that I was too busy at work to make time for cleaning so I’d gone 18 months. They recommended a process often referred to as a “deep cleaning”. It is done in two 1+ hour sessions. The procedure was not fun but wasn’t as bad as they made it sound either. They said they hope that they could see improvement but I’d probably require cleaning every 4 months. So the new dentist was surprised that I’d even had a deep cleaning. He said he had never seen anyone make such a good transition. I only had 1 4mm pocket! So good news is that you can turn around periodontal disease. This had come from 1) less stress, 2) better toothbrush that I use exclusively(Sonicare Elite) and 3) daily flossing. And I don’t mean the daily flossing like I used to do where I’d floss almost daily for a couple weeks then not floss for days/weeks at a time. Take care of your teeth and gums. Do it daily. See your dentist every 6 months. Keep your teeth for life!
Kihei Rain – I’ve told you about the horrid Kihei dust and the occasional fall of cane burning remants. We’ve been in this hot, humid, no tradewinds pattern for over a week now. It’s been pretty unbearable at a time of the year where you hope to see cooler weather. This morning we woke up to a surprise. My new-to-Kihei neighbor saw me in the yard from her lanai and said “What is this? It can’t be healthy. Oh my car – I just washed it!”. Here is what we saw…
All over everything. A major layer of burned cane residue. No winds to blow it out to sea. Not all is beautiful in paradise! I hear the yard blowers blowing. It could be much worse…imagine the Wailea resorts where people are getting married today!