I have teamed up again with the talented Sandra (or Daffy as I like to call her), from Wild Daffodil to bring you another bit of silliness this Saturday. Sandra is incredibly artistic and creative, and I just love the images she has created out of shells, stones and flowers.
One of the nicest things about Sandra’s blog is that you never know what she is going to get up to next, from beach art to knitted wigs, and mandalas to making spirals in her garden.
This week’s Silly Saturday is all about a poorly pear named Petra. After several comments about Tom the tomato possibly being a good example to use to encourage people to look after their teeth, we thought it would be fun to introduce a couple of #SillySaturday Health posts. Although there is still the usual silliness you can expect from us both, there is also a serious side too. Anyway, please let us know what you think of this idea.
Petra the pear was feeling poorly
She didn’t know quite what to do
Not only was she putting some weight on
But she was suffering from toothache too!
She had started to let her self go a bit
Indulging in too many treats
The sugary snacks made her teeth hurt
Causing trouble whenever she eats!
For too many years she’d been smoking
Which caused her teeth to go brown
Her gums receding and bleeding
It was time to turn things around.
She wanted her life to be fruitful
And continue her family tree
But she had to make sure she was healthy
And in the best shape she could be
First stop was to the doctors
To get help with giving up smoking
The harm it was causing her body
Was both sobering and thought-provoking
As if heart disease and strokes weren’t enough
It could cause breathing problems as well
Tooth loss, fertility problems and cancer
Not to mention the horrible smell
She decided to go for the patches
And started the very next day
She found that her nicotine cravings
Were slowly melting away.
Next stop was to the dentists
To see if something could brighten her smile
Because her teeth were so neglected
It was going to take a little while
It was not just about brushing and flossing
That Petra had neglected to do
But her sugary addiction
Had helped in her tooth decay too
Th dentist took some impressions
And gave Petra’s mouth a good clean
She was advised not just to clean the outside
But all around, underneath and between.
It was too late for poor Petra
To save some of the teeth that she had
She had to make some appointments
To remove the ones that were bad
Several months later and Petra is glowing
Her smile now so fresh and so bright
She cleans her teeth like an expert
Even the ones she takes out at night!
Images Courtesy of Sandra Dorey