Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dental Drama


Today I went to the dentist.
This is always a bit of a dreaded event, simply because I can guarantee the news won't be good.
Somehow I got the awful-teeth gene,
and no matter how hard I try, my teeth always have problems.
I am usually told the same thing--"Great hygiene!...But bad luck."
Today was no different.
I walked out with a tube of prescription toothpaste and a long list of work that needs to be done, including two root canals and a couple of crowns.

(But needless to say, it was a much better prognosis than the last dentist I saw gave me. He told me I needed a whopping TEN crowns! We laughed and laughed because there was no way graduate school was going to allow for that, and then we never went back.)

When I was in high school, after spending many thousands of dollars on fillings, braces, a palate expander, an implant (I was born missing a tooth), a crown for a tooth that only developed a stub, wisdom teeth removal with crazy complications, and numerous other dental procedures, my mom told me, "You'd better smile a lot, because that's a ten thousand dollar mouth you've got there."

It's a good thing I've got so many great reasons to smile!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, you make me feel a little bit better about my messed up mouth. :P Mine was always orthodontist related because my roots would never dissolve and permanent teeth would come in crooked or behind the baby ones. I don't get too many cavities, but my teeth have weird grooves that they always insist on filling. Let me know when you have your root canal!!

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  2. That sure is a lot of work that had to be done with your teeth, so I hope that everything went well. Sometimes it could be really challenging to achieve a perfect set of teeth, but I'm sure all of those efforts of yours will be worth it in the long run. Have a great day, Kaitlyn!

    Byron Kennedy @ A Plus Family Dentistry

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