I thought it was cool to stare at the inside of my eyeball at the optometrist. Seeing the veins and blotches and learning what it meant. Today I was looking at xrays of my teeth within seconds as the hygenist zapped me.
As soon as she put the big lead vest over me I was entranced by the process. Next those little carboard wing things were jammed in my mouth. She then stepped outside to take the xray. If she is leaving the room, I wonder what good that lead vest does. She took the carboard plants out of my mouth and quickly placed them into a machine. I assume it was a scanner. The rectangle was sucked in and seconds later the xrays were on the screen.
My amazement wouldn't last long. Soon I was laid prone on my back as they got the weapons of tooth destruction out. For all the technological advances I had seen, the best way to clean my teeth was those little hook things getting jammed into each individual tooth. Scraping away hasn't been replaced by a laser?
She was impressed with my teeth. Well, as impressed as she could be. There has been improvement along the gum line. I still have a long way to go. It makes me wish I hadn't spent 15 years between dental visits. Embarrassment was a big factor, but I got over it. People, go see a dentist twice a year. You will feel better. Especially if you are paying for it at work through your insurance.
The dentist reminded me that my wisdom teeth have to go. She says it isn't an immediate thing but recommends it get done. I may set something up for after football season. As long as my insurance covers it.