Friday, January 14, 2005

Why didn't they have this in the early '80s??

So, I went to the dentist last night to get two of my old fillings replaced. The old ones were starting to crack my teeth. Ummm....first, does this mean I'm getting old, when fillings need replacing?? Second, since when did fillings come in white? All of the ones I got in the 1980s (I loved candy - went to the candy store every single solitary day after stealing 50 cents or $1 from my Mom) were silver. I even got a filling in 1995 that was silver. Since when have they been white?? Not complaining - they rule. Except, of course, my two new white fillings are on the upper half, where nobody ever sees. I do have to say, though, that the process is more unpleasant than silver fillings. It seemed to take much longer than I remember and who really wants to sit there for an hour with their jaw open? Then, they keep pointing this laser gun thingy (no joke) in your mouth, pointed at the new filling. When the doctor started to drill out the old silver, I jumped - the sound startled me. That never happened when I was a kid. Is it possible that I somehow grew a fear of the dental drill as an adult? Plus which, I don't appreciate being laughed at by the dentist and his assistant (because I jumped at the sound of drill). Anyway, once they got the old ones out of there, I was astounded to feel (with my tongue) how huge the gap was like a big, jagged hole in the tooth - like the entire core of the tooth was gone. Wow, I *must* have eaten too many Jolly Rancher sticks in 1985. Really very unpleasant experience all together. Except I do like having white fillings.


  • I hear you dude. I'm in the middle of having all my silver replaced with white too. My dentist Dawn explained why it was necessary at the beginning of the whole process, but I can't remember because I have a strange fascination/crush with her. She's just the coolest person I know, and I'm always excited to see her. It's like I crave her approval or something. I even started flossing just for her. She smells good.
    Anyway...having a filling replaced is more of a bitch than it sounds. It takes FOREVER, and actually hurts more than you'd think too (although I am a wimp and can't stand any sort of pain). So I'm doing one every six months - two down, four to go!

    By Blogger denverboy, at 11:21 AM  

  • I have developed a fear of the denist with age. I know only see a female dentist *and* a female hygenist. I have less fear that way.

    As for the white fillings- there the best. All of the fillings in my mouth are white fillings. They were around in '95 so your dentist was a loser for not offering them to you.

    Denverboy- you little crush reminds me of your crush on the mac & cheese girl. What was so great about her anyway? I'm jealous of an girl you have a crush on. You should only have a crush on me!

    By Blogger hot babe, at 12:19 PM  

  • (Deep inhale)
    Lori! Mac & cheese girl! Jesus christ - I haven't thought about her in years...
    I don't know what it is about me - I develop weird, obsessive, pointless crushes on random girls.
    That is too funny. Lori had that deep, husky girl voice and was always too tan. But she always gave me extra M&C 'cause I was her favorite (at least in my mind).

    By Blogger denverboy, at 12:24 PM  

  • ps - that was sweet of you to say...

    By Blogger denverboy, at 12:25 PM  

  • Interesting. I can honestly say that I've never had any type of crush on a female. Not even morbid fascination. Well, I guess I am morbidly fascinated by Sybil, but she's dead.

    By Blogger Kiddo78, at 12:58 PM  

  • Really? You've never met a girl who you just think is super righteous and you want her to think you're the coolest, swankiest guy ever?
    It really has nothing to do with physical's more like mind control.
    Wait, that makes me sound psycho. Let's just call it Matty voodoo.

    By Blogger denverboy, at 1:06 PM  

  • I got a white filling not too long ago as well. Like you, I have a several silver fillings (and a gold crown on a tooth waaay in the back), so I am glad they have improved on that.

    By Blogger Robert, at 1:39 PM  

  • You just don't meet too many female dentists. Interesting. My dentist is a young, cute male and it makes me nervous everytime I go to him. I, too, always want him to approve of my mouth and tell me it's beautiful. He did tell me it was small once.....hummmm.

    And I LOVED Jolly Rancher sticks when I was a kid. Watermelon and fire ones. Yummy.

    By Blogger katie, at 1:42 PM  

  • I didn't get my first (and only) cavity until I was in my late 20s, so I have been the lucky recipient of only white fillings. It took my tooth like a couple of years before it stopped being sensitive to coold stuff. It was wierd.

    As for the crush thing. I gets thems at times. You see a pretty lady, she gives a smile, a coy 'rinse' or an extra serving of mac and cheese. That's all it takes. Then if they smell good, on top of all of that. Now we are talking fantasy material.

    By Blogger BigDubb, at 1:59 PM  

  • *Really* not to sound lame here, but girls have always kind of gravitated toward me. I've always been friends with the hippest, coolest girls around. There are girls who I thought were really cool and was glad that they wanted to be friends, though. I always go up to girls I like in bars. I swear I need to write a book for straight men on good first-liners...

    By Blogger Kiddo78, at 2:32 PM  

  • Women love the gay men. Always have, always will.

    By Blogger denverboy, at 2:46 PM  

  • The damn gays. Get the cool chicks nd the cool guys, and are generally better dressers. They get all the good stuff (is pouting in the corner).

    Now I feel like the red headed straight child.

    By Blogger BigDubb, at 4:03 PM  

  • I hate going to the dentist. It's not fear...just annoyance. Luckily I've never had a filling and hope I never will.
    I hate the x-rays. The damn plastic things they make you bite on are always too big and cut up my gums and cheeks. Come that really have to be that big?!

    ps-I think it's so cute you have a crush on your dentist. I never think that guys have crushes...

    By Blogger lynne, at 5:39 PM  

  • Matty voodoo. I've fallen under that spell in the past.

    What about the gay boys that gravitate to me? Seriously, I go out & end up hanging with the one token gay boy at the party & then I wonder why I'm single. I once told a gay boy at a party to stop talking to me & go to the other side of the room because I had already met my quota for the year. Not sure if he thought I was kidding or not as he laughed, then slinked away. I *was* kidding... mostly.

    By Blogger hot babe, at 7:26 PM  

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