A tube of toothpaste is properly equipped with sound advice, "Brush thoroughly after meals."
I attended a bridal shower where many of my favorite foods were in attendance, foods I don't normally purchase for myself. I had delicious quiche, chocolate dipped strawberries, fresh fruit, cinnamon swirl coffee cake, cream cheese pastries, and coffee. I indulged to my hearts content. The shower was delicious.
I had the opportunity to chat with people that I hadn't seen in a while and catch up on their daily happenings. I met new people and swapped family stories. I questioned, listened, shared, questioned, and absorbed.
When I finally left and made my way home I was greeted my daughter. She interrupted the conversation I was having with my youngest boy. "Uh, Mom, you've got something in your teeth." A black strawberry seed sat in my front tooth in full view of all those in conversation with me, throughout the bridal shower. While I chatted, I assume that people tried to listen, but were distracted, while staring at the seedling nestled in my tooth.
If I had followed the directions on the toothpaste container, my tooth trouble would have never transpired. Note to self: Bring a toothbrush and toothpaste - everywhere, in order to avoid seedlings and their friends.