Sunny Side Up Sunday

Hello Dear Reader,


Today I am thankful for good teeth and a great Dentist. I know that sounds silly, but teeth can be problematic and so far my teeth haven't caused my too much grief. I've only had one extraction and that was a huge wisdom tooth that really needed to come out. I am truly scared of the dentist and it took me a while (okay, years) to build up the courage to have that tooth out. It was done in the chair, under local anaesthetic, and it came out with a bit of pulling and wriggling. It was not at all pleasant but the lovely dentist we go to was patient, gently and kind.

What are you thankful for today?

Have the loveliest of days,
💚Fi

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  1. Our National Health Service celebrates 70 years of existence this week. It is not perfect but I am hugely grateful to all the staff who work so hard to look after us all. My youngest daughter is a nurse and she works long shifts,sometimes antisocial hours for a very modest salary. They are all heroes.

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  2. I am with you as far as teeth go, Fi. I totally understand and like you I make sure I do everything I can to keep my teeth in good shape to minimise any chance of extractions! When I was around 12, I had four teeth pulled out (to make more room) by a school dentist and was absolutely traumatised. I have never, ever forgotten the needles to the point where the one, and only, filling in my mouth was done without needles or gas or anything else. It's not the pain I freak out about, but the needles!! It's funny though how things have changed in the dental world. Recently, that same tooth with what was a very old filling, had to have a crown put on it because the tooth had actually cracked. Sigh! My dentist was wonderful and, although I did have medication to sedate me somewhat (otherwise no-one would've been able to get me in that chair), the needles were so fine that I think I would now be, mostly, okay with them. We had a good laugh together about it afterwards, the dentist and I, but I sure left feeling a lot braver! Meg:D
    p.s. I still have all my wisdom teeth and plan on keeping them too!

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    1. Oh my goodness, we are so similar. I am okay, to a degree, if I don't see the dreaded needle too. I think dentists have come a long way, they used to be not so nice in my day. Have a lovely day,
      Fi

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  3. I have a half a gold front tooth since I was 10. I remember the smell of the dentist, the hours at the dentist and the smell of tobacco fingers to this day. Other dentists have suggested replacing it but I remember! It fell out when I was 42. I had only started a new job and didn't have sick leave, so I asked the dentist to glue it back. After cleaning the area and glueing, he warned it would be temporary. Now at 59, maybe, just maybe, when it falls out I might get a porcelain filling. Maybe the piece of gold will pay for it! Interestingly, the dentist used my grandmothers wedding ring as the gold. erin

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    1. Hi Erin,
      How fascinating that the gold used for your tooth was from your grandmothers wedding ring! Yes I too have terrible memories of our dentist in Gympie, not very nice at all, it has scarred me for life.
      Fi

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  4. Dentists in times gone by were awful and I think I was traumatised when I was a child too. Now it’s really under sufferance that I go and I try to look after my teeth as best I can so I don’t have to go!

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    1. Hi Helen,
      I wonder how many of us have been traumatised by horrible dentists? I do go twice a year though just to prevent anything going wrong. Have a lovely day,
      Fi

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