Posts tagged ‘Dentist’

June 21, 2011


Today I received news, from the dentist, that I have two dental cavities. I have had no problems with my teeth in the past. I have needed neither braces nor fillings, ever, so this has come to me as a huge shock.
I eat very healthily as I keep a watchful eye on my weight and I am fully aware of the doings of acid erosion; but never did I think that being healthy would cause teeth damage. I thought a glass of fresh orange juice, not from concentrate, each morning with my breakfast would only do me good. I was wrong!
Orange juice is a killer! It has caused me two dental cavities and therefore two fillings are needed. A painful experience of an injection of local anesthetic into my mouth with a result of two disgustingly obvious fillings, for the rest of my life!

News which bares disappointment and grief is the worst news of all. I never handle it well. Today, I cried as soon as the dentist told me the verdict, (bless the poor man.) I like to think I am emotionally strong and can always try and find the silver lining of every cloud thrown at me but that couldn’t be further away from the truth. I struggle to accept bad news and I never behave in a correct manner after hearing it. I act irrational: today, on the way home from the dentist, I blamed my mother for buying orange juice, when I know if she didn’t buy the juice, I would have been annoyed.

The quality of accepting bad news well is not one I acquire but I do hope that I get it soon as I’m schedules for the fillings in just over a month and at the moment, the thought of it brings tears to my eyes.

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