Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Teeth: What a pain (literally)

IN THE NEWS: According to World Magazine, "A bus security camera late last month caught what was almost a harrowing scene. After Springfield, MO., bus driver Chris Leslie pulled up to a bus stop and opened the door, a 3 year-old girl said, "bye," stepped off the bus and walked into heavy traffic as her mother was occupied with another child in a stroller. Leslie then raced out the door and grabbed her just as a car made a rapid stop right in front of them." Leslie won the city's Driver of the Year Award last year.
(Whew! Oh, man. I couldn't imagine if I had been that mother.)

Well, I have bad news and bad news. What do you want first?

First, the bad news. I need to get my tooth extracted (or pulled). Now, the bad news. I have to put off getting pregnant. AGAIN. At this rate, I'm going to have a 27 year span between children. (If I can get pregnant again) But that's another story.

I'm very frustrated, mostly at my teeth right now. I brush sometimes THREE times a day, I floss like 4 times a week, and I still feel like Norm from Cheers whenever I enter my dentist office. Nothing personal against my dentist. He's a great guy. Nice as anything. Good conversationalist. He can't help it if he picked the most vile career on the planet.

Now my hubby brushes TWO times a day, flosses TWICE A YEAR (only by his dentist), and has never had a root canal and I think only has maybe one filling. (Not sure about that, but it's something ridiculous)

Oh, and can I gripe about how expensive teeth are? I'm ready to pull them all. Baby food isn't so bad. I have a food processor. I like pudding and mush. I could get used to that. I can just carry around dentures for picture purposes.

There's nothing more to add. So, I'm going to pop some ibuprofen and sulk. Maybe I'll write and do something productive.

What kind of teeth do you have? Perfect like the hubby's or a bones and calcium rotting on gums like mine?


Elle Fredrix said...

Well, I have more than one filling. I have several from my teens. However, my body seems to have an abundance of calcium (despite the fact that I haven't drank a glass of milk since I was about ten. That stuff is repulsive! Remember the whole sushi conversation? Milk ranks right up there!)

Anywoo, a visit to the dentist spurs a full blown panic attack for me. Thankfully, I don't need to see him that often because I have nice strong teeth!

Elle Fredrix said...

ps - i hope you feel better!

Angela Jefferson said...

So sorry to hear about your Baby delay. I'm one of those people with Hard teeth and no cavaties.

Chicki said...

Thankfully, my sister and I took after my dad and have good, hard teeth; while my brothers took after my mother and got the problem teeth.

Hope you're feeling better soon. Pain is not fun.

Debora Dennis-Mills said...

all these people with good teeth are making me sick! Jennifer I think between the two of us we probably wouldn't make one "good" mouth! hahahaha. Been there, feel your pain. Have a drink and toast to better days. (Oh and I'm not really surfing the blog-o-sphere, if hubby asks - I'm really sleeping off the pneumonia and one of my offspring left you this message :).

Chelle Sandell said...

My teeth are ok. Couple of fillings but I had 3 years of pain with pulling and straightening with braces and retainer. But I had wisdom teeth from hell that had to be cut and scraped out a couple of times. Hubby's teeth are problem and he'll probably need a new set before he's 40. His dad did.

Emily Veinglory said...

My teeth are ultra jagged and yello to boot. Most photos of me I am frowning trying to remember to keep my mouth shut! But highschool was hard enough without braces.