since I had my dental appointment this morning. Why do we always dread going to the dentist? I think I hate being leaned back so far; makes all my insides feel like they're sliding up into my throat. Then, I never know just what to do with my tongue, and I'm sure I'll strangle on some excess water.
I'm having trouble with my teeth; they've shifted enough that it's hard for me to eat some things. I guess it all goes back to having a crooked tooth all through my childhood and into adulthood. It was always there, an embarrassment of sorts, until I reached my mid forties and took the plunge to have them straightened. I think I wore the braces for about three years and always thought it was one of the best decisions I ever made. When the braces were removed I was fitted with retainers which I wore at night until the last few months. After two jaw teeth broke off after eating hard peanut brittle, I left the retainers off for a while. Suddenly, I can't chew well because my back teeth don't line up properly, and the top retainer won't even go over my teeth. Isn't it strange, after at least 25 years, that the teeth would move? They're still straight, just shifted. I've also had TMJ and wonder if this could be the reason.
Today the dentist tried to adjust the retainer for me but it still wouldn't fit, so I have to make the decision: to have the two caps put on and a new retainer. Since my teeth are strong I think I must do this for myself.
Have a good week,