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for the sake of saying something

many of my emails to various people I mainly keep in touch with by email... are about my life, my feelings, what's going on... you know, things that one would keep in a journal.

I don't find them particularly interesting, but if I'm not overflowing interesting and wonderful things, then I might as well make the occasional note of life-as-I-know-it for my future self. Or something like that. Or the next stalker that wants to read my public history ;)

today my tooth hurts. it's not a tooth that's hurt before, if I recall. ((I still have two abscessed, rotted-out wisdom teeth I need to have cut out. some day...)) it's one to the left of my lower left center tooth. If my memory worked, I'd know exactly what number and have a less confusing description... except then you'd have to know what I was remembering, and have your memory and mine agree.

Went to the dentist on saturday (this is before my tooth hurt; as I said, that started today). all was fine, except he tried to raise the fire and brimstone to get me to floss ("for the sake of your guuuums, my brother") [[he's a funny dentist... on purpose]]. so I've been brushing "better" and flossing... daily... flossing makes my hands hurt.

And yeah. Arnold is governor. I voted against the recall, but didn't like any of the alternatives. I wound up voting for some lawyer for the legalisation of marijuana. Yep, I helped fill that "4%: other" category. Yay me.


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Oct. 8th, 2003 12:28 pm (UTC)
Dude, you HAVE to floss. I discovered this when I went to the dentist two years ago and he said "wow, your teeth look great almost everywhere, especially considering that you only brush once a day. But you have 7 cavities, all between your teeth." I've had 4 fillings so far, with several more to go.

And now one of those cavities has gotten the best of one tooth so I'm going to have to get a crown on it this Dec.

I wonder how much dental floss that $800 crown would buy me...
Oct. 8th, 2003 12:56 pm (UTC)
I had great teeth until I was sixteen or so, and just... expected they would stay that way for the same relative lack of effort. Then *wham* I got a bunch of cavities, and still haven't ... come to terms with that, entirely. Though none of mine have been between-the-teeth sort, as of yet. But my gums are in pretty sad shape. Here's to hoping flossing helps...
Oct. 8th, 2003 10:38 pm (UTC)
When I was 23, mt right front tooth spontaneously moved out of alignment and behind my bite. :/
Oct. 8th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC)
I complained to my dentist of pain on two teeth, near the gums. I feared some kind of cavity... but the dentist took a look and he explained: "You've been brushing too vigorously, and have worn the enamel from those teeth. Brush less."

I may never trust a dentist again.
Oct. 8th, 2003 06:47 pm (UTC)
2. Whenever I try flossing, my gums bleed. Plus, the whole mirror-image thing is just too much for my lack of hand-eye coordination. Never have gotten the hang of flossing. What's the secret?
Oct. 8th, 2003 06:56 pm (UTC)
the theory is that after a week or two of flossing, your gums stop bleeding, and this is supposed to imply that they're healthier.

I have some trouble with the hand-eye thing, but mostly just with holding onto the floss while drooling all over the place, and actually snapping it between my teeth. I hope that with practice will come some modicum of skill, and then perhaps my flossing will achieve something more than pain and humiliation.
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