If I Only Knew

I am not proud to say that I have a bad set of teeth. Well, what I am trying to say is that my teeth have been in the hands of many different dentists, most of whom ruined my teeth. When I was in college, I wore braces. Not to waste time (and more money) in travelling from our province to get a more experienced orthodontist in the city, I fell in the hands of this doctor who pulled out my two molars. Yes, my two precious and innocent molars.

After I took off my braces, the same dentist just left the “spaces” in between my teeth and asked me to continue using my retainers. After years of seeing her, she eventually left the clinic and moved elsewhere.

All the dentists that came after made a hit and miss procedure (that includes a root canal!) and it was only in December last year when my light and shining armor in the form of a lady dentist explained all the procedures that were done (and should not have been done) on my teeth. I will never forget the day when I was (un)comfortably sitting on her dentist’s chair for the routine cleaning and filling because it was my birthday!

On our next trip to Manila, I shall see her again. She recommended that I wear braces again to save what needs to be saved. Oh, she also asked (or rather demanded) that I use an electric (or battery operated) toothbrush, which will help with my weak teeth enamel. I checked the internet and this one looks like a good buy — an Oral-B Triumph Professional Care 9400 Power Toothbrush.

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