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I have a pretty resigned relationship to the dentist nowadays. Things generally go like this:

"Wow, these look beautiful! Very nice!"
"Thank you!"
"You floss really well! Barely any plaque."
"Aw, thanks."
"...Oh, but there's some fillings here, huh."
"Yeah."
"...and look, there's a rotted hole in this one right here."
"..."
"That'll be two hundred dollars."

Every six months, like clockwork. I'm totally cool with needles and all that crap by now, but it doesn't stop me from getting secretly furious when a friend who hasn't been to the dentist in FIVE YEARS comes back with a clean bill of health. I wish I were a shark.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] granulac.livejournal.com
Erp, I'm one of those people who's never had a cavity and hasn't visited the dentist in 5 years. I should probably do that. :|

Date: 2008-08-22 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] granulac.livejournal.com
Sorry about your tooth rot Vera. :(

;)

Date: 2008-08-22 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
I am not-so-secretly furious at you. Go brush your teeth with frosting, because you CAN.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
I'm not nearly as frowny about this as I've been about other dentist trips. Mostly it's just a sense of "oh, come ON." At this rate there won't be anything left in a few years!

Date: 2008-08-22 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goraina.livejournal.com
Well, hey. Fake teeth don't GET cavities! I should know. :)

Date: 2008-08-22 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coyotecoyote.livejournal.com
I brush my teeth twice a day, use floss and mouthwash, and have cavities nearly time I visit the dentist. I always thought it was the thing to do!

Date: 2008-08-22 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
Maybe we're using special bacteria-laden toothpaste.

Date: 2008-08-22 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ndgmtlcd.livejournal.com
Use your teeth less and use your knife more:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=aPG9GcykPIY&feature=related

And then there's the one sung by Brecht himself, where the "haiefisch" part is less clear:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_QXJ3OXWaOY&feature=related

Date: 2008-08-22 04:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-08-22 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiny-vice.livejournal.com
ARGH.

i blame weak enamel.

Date: 2008-08-22 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 0notyoursavior0.livejournal.com
I think I'm part shark... I've only ever been to the dentist twice in my life to get X-rays, and they said that teeth were growing, that's all.
both my mom and dad have shitty teeth...

Date: 2008-08-22 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dik-pose.livejournal.com
I heard people with good teeth generally have gum problems later in life... so all these folk with clean bills of health now are screwed later....

... but all of us "cavity creatures" will be taken care of since we go to the dentist so often. I go to the dentist 3 times a year because my teeth require it.

Date: 2008-08-22 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] conga-chili.livejournal.com
Aw, I'm sorry about your tooth-trouble. I'm also one of those with good teeth health, but I would trade that in a heartbeat for better vision ;P

Date: 2008-08-22 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
I haaaate yooooou

Date: 2008-08-22 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phrench-phried.livejournal.com
grrr. I know exactly what you mean. I've come to suspect that the best way to not get fillings is to stay away from the dentist. But I could be wrong so I don't take my own advice. Every time I go to the dentist, it seems, I get a new one. Only once in my life have I ever had a problem with a tooth until after the dentist messed with it. To make matters worse, I meet people every day who never go to the dentist and have borderline-to-lackluster dental hygiene habits and I have more fillings than all of them put together.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kt-shy.livejournal.com
Here here. The worst is when the dentist drills all the holes and then leaves you sitting alone in the chair with an open mouth for a half an hour while she takes a phone call...

Date: 2008-08-22 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
Or you go to the bathroom with all these unfilled holes in your teeth and it's a psychological battle willing yourself not to peek in the mirror. Brr.

Date: 2008-08-22 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kt-shy.livejournal.com
Yeee, that IS creepy!
Kinda like when I first looked in the mirror after wisdom-teeth surgery... cheeks the size of melons and my skin was all green and bruised from the not-so tender touch of the surgeons. Major shock.

Date: 2008-08-22 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merofi.livejournal.com
genes are a powerful thing. :/

Date: 2008-08-22 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
I'm never having biological babies. I consider it doing them a big favor. *_*

Date: 2008-08-22 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beaden.livejournal.com
i can't wait to have fake teeth. take em out at night, put em in a glass to get all clean. easy as all the pie i'm going to eat with fake teeth.

Date: 2008-08-22 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
Yeah, but you have to glue your fake teeth into your face every morning. I don't like that. It implies peeling them off later.

I wonder if, when all your teeth are gone and you are denturing, there are still holes where your teeth were, or if you get smooth baby gums again. Either is pretty bad.

Date: 2008-08-22 10:14 pm (UTC)
yabamena: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yabamena
I'm not only those non-cavity-having, non-dentist-visiting folks, but I also have all 32 teeth because I'm apparently a freak of nature. o.o

Date: 2008-08-29 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spazmodic.livejournal.com
there's a total of 32? :( i have 28.. i just counted..

Date: 2008-08-29 01:30 am (UTC)
yabamena: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yabamena
Yep, 32. 16 up top and 16 down below. Have your wisdom teeth come in yet? That would account for the "missing four". Unless they're not there at all. One of my friends only had three wisdom teeth (all of which were pulled). The fourth was just never there. o.O
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