An Odd Thing To Be Thankful For

It’s Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble. I wish a fun and wonderful one to you and yours. I’m thankful for all the great things in my life–job, friends, family, it’s all great. I’ll throw a curveball thing this year. It’s something I’m very thankful for.

I went in for my routine cleaning at the dentist yesterday. Keep in mind, this is the same dentist I’ve had since I was …this is the only dentist I’ve had. So whenever you start going, I’ve been going to him.

He always smiles when I come in. It’s because I’m all fixed now. He says I was orthodontically challenged. That’s an understatement.

Most people have to have their wisdom teeth pulled or braces to straighten things out. So me? Not all my back adult teeth decided to come in. So there would have been gaps everywhere.

So when I was younger a chunk of my baby teeth were pulled to let the teeth that were coming in–come in. Then he stuck braces on them and pulled them all forward.

You wouldn’t have a clue.

He also made the front look great. Put on some porcelain veneers to fill all the spaces. He did a really really really great job. It took three hours just to get the top braces off, laser around the gums and make them look the way they do now. That was ten years ago.

Then as I got older it was interesting because the top teeth that didn’t have bottom teeth to rest on started to drop because there was nothing there. Eventually they would have just come down the root. Ah! I know. So those were yanked too. Adult teeth. Yep. Those X-rays were always fun to see and confuse the heck out of new people. But those who have been there all along and my dentist appreciate all the work. It was interesting. And now I have nice chompers. I’m thankful for that.

One thought on “An Odd Thing To Be Thankful For

  1. I remember you going through all of that! I was always really confused on all of it, but I remember you didn’t have much fun through it. I am so thankful that I never had to go through that stuff, although my bite criss-crossed so that was really the only thing I had fixed when I got braces back in the day. Then my wisdom teeth removal was gosh awful, stuff people have phobias about: waking up while put under. Horrifying! But now the dentist is a much happier place! haha I’ve had the same one my whole life too! I went in a couple of weeks ago and got nothing but praise for how perfect my teeth are now (hells yeah they are! I take damn good care of them now, I’m not going through any more oral surgeries or anything else for the rest of my life if I can help it!).
    Good teeth is something to be very thankful for especially on Thanksgiving! haha


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