One thing I always dread is my dental appointment. I developed gum disease and have to go to two dentists now. My dental visits are staggered between dentists. I love Dr. Frank and started going to him after his father, Dr. Frank Sr. retired. But I love my hygienist even better. She is gentle and knows me. She knows I get scared and she takes pains to make sure I am comfortable. (Haha I made a joke and didn't even mean to.) Anyway, I want to keep my smile as long as I can.
|Smiling at ya'|
I really like having my teeth and being able to chew things. I don't think I'd be near as happy without them.
See that glamorous gap in my front teeth, ala Lauren Hutton? That's what happens when your teeth shift.
Getting old is not for the faint hearted.
Rachel says everything is looking good. Some of my gaps aren't as deep. The new gum graft is looking good.
My teeth aren't as loose as they once were. That's good news. I just have to keep my dental appointments and let them treat my disease.
Did I mention I hate going to the dentist?
|Getting them cleaned.|
Rachel and I have deep conversations while she is working. She is cheerful and upbeat. She's in the right profession. I, on the other hand, am a nervous wreck.
I learned that Rachel became a hygienist because her older brother was a dentist. I think that is neat.
Rachel's son went to SPSU so I tell her about Colt going down there.
Oddly enough, this is one of the most relaxing places I've been in a while.
Rachel gave me a clean bill of health and the usual encouragement that I always need.
It's a lot less stressful since I've been going to Doctor Frank and Doctor Phillip, my periodontal dentist.
Note the cool bow-tie and bright shirt. Doctor Frank is a character. His old bird dog was laying in the hall when I came in the exam room.
He thought I was funny for bringing my camera. I told him I might as well put my pictures on my blog. Little does he know I'm going to make him famous.
He thinks I am doing very well. It looks like we will be able to keep my smile for a while. Doctor Frank is a mountain climber. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (I think).
Doctor Frank's father Doctor Frank Sr. was my dentist for years. After he retired I didn't know what to do but I finally came to see Doctor Frank.
That's my girl Rachel. I've been going to her since I was first married years ago. She's a wonderful person.
I found out that Donny and Rachel went to school together when we went to one of his class reunions one time.
Rachel is a beautiful woman and a gentle hygienist. I am grateful to Rachel for her calm nature.
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