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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I went to the dentist for my 6 month cleaning yesterday and got kudos for my excellent oral health care! However, I was stressed out during the entire cleaning. Over the last 2 weeks or so, I have been clinching my mouth shut so hard during my sleep that when I wake up in the morning I can feel the tension in my jaw (work has hit an all time high on stress). As a result of this, I've had some pain in my lower molars and I was sure I had cracked one of them. So when the hygienist asked how everything was feeling, I told her about it. She went right to my dentist to see if he had time to take a look at me when she was done and he did.....so I started getting all worked up over that. I *hate* seeing the dentist! I don't mind the cleanings, but seeing the dentist is never a fun experience. Never. There's the shot, the tools, the drill....ugh. So she's cleaning my teeth and I must have looked petrified because she commented on it. She finished and they just left me in her chair and he came in to check me out there. He's a reallllly nice man and a very good dentist and that makes it a lot easier for me, but I still am scared to death of having dental work done. They took x-rays since it wasn't clear what tooth was the problem. They didn't see a crack and the crown I have wasn't coming loose. So....nothing. Everything looked fine. He said I might need a mouth guard if I keep clinching at night because I will either end up cracking a tooth or grinding off the surface.

Now that I know I do not have any major issues, that is one less stress. He said to think about the guard and also see if the clinching stops. I am supposed to call him next month if things are not better for a fitting, which will be painless so I am not worried, I just hope things get better at work so I can relax and not break my teeth.

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I'm watching a few new shows ~ Castle and Lie To Me. Castle is about a "who done it" author who gets involved in a murder investigation because a serial killer is murdering people just like the people in his books. They solve the case but thing leads to another and he pulls some strings and gets to tag along on other investigations. This, of course, does not sit well with the lead detective who just happens to be a good looking woman. It boils down to him tagging along and lots of sexual innuendo. So far it's entertaining enough and there is some good humor because the author is a bit of a goof. Lie To Me is much different. This guy owns an agency that assists in investigations where people are suspected of lying. The guy is an expert at reading facial expression and body language. It's pretty interesting and so far I really like this one.

So just a few shows to consider if you see them on. I'm on the verge of dumping Terminator because it has really become kinda boring. The first season was awesome and I was really hooked, but now.....*shrugs*. We'll see.

That's all for now, folks!

1 comment:

InspiredByInk said...

Hi there!
Thanks for commenting about my lamb cupcakes on my blog!

I wanted to tell you that I used to clench my teeth too and my dentist said to try putting my tongue between my teeth at night before I fall asleep and see if that helped.

It did! I've NEVER bitten my tongue and I only do it when I feel like I might grind them at night.

It's been about 10 years and I haven't had any other problems. Though with your job, it might be more stress & you might need a guard.

I only have the stress of a SAHM who is also a pet sitter & a Stampin' Up! demo lol. NO Stress HERE! hehe

Thanks again... oh and I love the pic of your kitty on red. I also like the 3rd pick of the sunset/rise. The first is nice, but I like the fact you can see the round shape of the sun in the 3rd one!

Thanks for sharing!

Bobbie *Ü*