On Monday I had an orthodontist appointment. No, not to get braces. In fact, I’ve had braces and just about any other piece of orthodontic equipment you can think of, and actually finished treatment when I was in high school. This was just a regular check-up to see if my retainers still fit – a couple years ago I went back to have them modified to be night guards so I don’t grind my teeth. Everything looked great, they were very impressed with me, and now I’m finished treatment again! So I don’t have to go back unless something breaks, needs adjusting, etc.
After work on Tuesday I had a dentist appointment. This was the most painful teeth cleaning of my life! The hygenist really scraped and jabbed at my poor gums! My teeth did feel very clean afterwards, though. Then you know the actual dentist comes in, looks at my teeth for two seconds, says they’re good, and I’m done.
When I got home from band practice last night, I was eating some tortilla chips, and guess what! The bonding in the chip in my front tooth came out again! I was so ticked off! It was only like seven months ago that this happened before. And at least that time it was really sticky candy that pulled the bonding out. This time I wasn’t even eating anything crazy.
So as soon as the dentist’s office opened this morning, I called and got an appointment for this afternoon. Yay. This little chip just drives me crazy. It’s so small, it’s more like a flake chipped off the front of my tooth. You can’t really see it if you’re looking down from above, but if you’re below, it looks like a big notch out of my tooth. I don’t even know how it happened in the first place! It was right after I graduated college and moved back home, I was sitting on my bed reading a book and just noticed that my tooth felt funny.
Hopefully next week will be a week of something more fun, like a week of fluffy kittens, or a week of cheese or something.