Jun. 29th, 2010

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Dentist appointment today. My first regular appointment in quite sometime (I had a tooth out in January as an emergency kind of thing).

I've always had kind of crummy teeth. I don't know if there's a name for this or how common it is, but both my brother and I have this thing where we didn't get all our adult teeth as kids. So if you don't have adult teeth in there to push the baby teeth out you're just sort of stuck with baby teeth. I have some adult teeth and some baby teeth, can't honestly remember how many of each at this point. When I was a pre-teen I had this thing called "bonding" done to two of my teeth, it's like they put some stuff over it to make the tooth a little bigger. It didn't really make much of a difference, frankly.

Anyway, I've now had decades of anxiety and fear and loathing of my own teeth combined with quite a few years of no dental insurance with predictable results. UGH, just writing this is making me tear up again. You know how much it sucks to be afraid to smile?

Apparently I might end up with a combination of braces (!!!) and some crowns or implants or a bridge or something. I'm having a lot of pretty intense emotions about this right now.

Geez, I hope I can afford it.

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