Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Hatred of Dentists (Real Original, Huh?)

I have a dentist appointment today. I'm pretty worried about it. I'm always worried about it before I go. Its a pretty painful experience for me. There are a few reasons for this. I have a really small mouth (thanks to my mother). The hygenist is constantly having to ask me to open my mouth wider to which I reply, "Its open as wide as it goes. If I open any wider, I'm going to dislocate my jaw. And because I'm not a snake, it hurts me to do that." The other reason is that I have terrible gums. Yes, I admit I could floss more and maybe it would help (although I did floss once everyday for 3 weeks in a row and they were still bleeding like crazy) but the real problem is that I am a mouth breather. I breathe mostly through my mouth when I sleep. This means that my mouth gets really dry and becomes sore. I can remember one time a few weeks ago when I woke up, and my mouth was completely dry and when I licked my gums it really started to burn. The only good thing is that I usually always have perfect teeth. So, thats one thing I never have to worry about. But until I can get the rest of my mouth the way my teeth are, I'm just going to have to suck it up and endure the pain.

4 comments:

Nene said...

Floss, floss, floss. If you are consistent and always, always do it, it WILL help. Also, get your electric toothbrush back and use it always. My hygenist says it works 10 times better than a regular toothbrush.

Stace-Ghost said...

I would have to agree with your mother. Flossing will help a ton.

Amber said...

i have a small mouth too, it really does suck, they always have to use the children's dental tools, and my veins are the same way - you'd think with all these small things my body would be smaller, but no lol

Delirious said...

I think it's a guy thing. My husband hates the dentist..and isn't thrilled with the barber either, even though that doesn't hurt.