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Teeth Whitening

I have been whitening my teeth to get them as white as I can before I go in to get my front teeth covered with veneers. I dont want the dentist to color match them up to be yellowish. Gregg has researched whitening quite a bit. He has found that what the dentists use is very similar to the whitening kits you can buy at the drug store. We found one that is the closest to the one our dentist uses. Its called “Plus White 5 minute speed whitening gel“. It says to use it for 5 minutes each day but we use it for a full hour. We asked our dentist to make sure it wasnt going to do any damage and he told us it was fine.

Well, my top front teeth hurt. Actually just the one. It has a section that the enamel has worn off and is now very sensitive. The gel gets in there and it hurts. No big deal. I can suffer through it. I want my teeth to be white and match the veneers. I’m getting excited about my new teeth, but I’m also very scared. I have such a big fear of all that pain I have to go through. Mainly those needles. Did I tell you I hate needles?! This coming from a girl with tattoos.(LOL) Those are different needles. Those arent in my mouth. 😛

My Gold Crown

Well I saw the dentist yesterday. Yes I did finally have a golden shit. And before you go wondering if I found it, yes I did. I washed it, bleached it and took it with me. I told the dentist what happened and he says it happens to a lot of people. He took it and put it in the autoclave for 10 minutes to sterilize it. I was not really wanting to put it back in my mouth but I really had no choice. So yes, its back in my mouth. It cost 87.00 bucks to do it instead of getting a new one that would of cost 900.00 . So now I can brag about my shitty tooth.

I have also made an appointment to get my 4 front teeth done in June. Which I am happy about. The dentist said he can do everything in a 2-3 hour sitting. Front teeth and 3 fillings. I wont have to do sedation with an IV. I can do it with taking some pills to relax me. I hope so. I really dont want to feel anything. After all the work is done I have to go back a week later for the veneers to be put on. So for a week I will look weird since I cant where any temp teeth. I’m allergic to acrylic. No big deal, I’ll just stay home. And I like this dentist. He was very gentle and friendly.

Guess What I Ate? Part 2

Since this morning I have seen my Dentist. Well not my regular Dentist. This new guy took a look and says it shouldn’t take much to replace the crown. Fine, great. Now here’s the problem….*big sigh*….. I need other dental work done. I need to replace 3 fillings replaced and that crown on my right side. On the left I have 4 crowns that were done about 6 years ago and I might need to have them taken off to see what is going wrong under them. They seem to get food stuck in between them all the time and I cant bite down very hard without some kind of pain. Then there is my top front teeth. I need 4 veneers done. Oh yeah, I also need a cleaning.

All this can be done in a few sittings. Most people would have no problems but I do. I have TMJ Which makes it very hard to get any dental work done. I can’t hold my mouth open for longer than 15 minutes. I have bitten a finger or two in the past. So in order to get the dental work done I have to be sedated. yippee. Another one of my fears….needles. First I get freaked out about the dentist and then they want to poke me with a needle. I guess I can handle the needle. It would only be one for the IV instead of a dozen in my mouth. I dont much like the idea of being in a dazed but I guess its better than being tensed up the whole time the dentist works on my mouth. Just the sound on the drill can drive me over the edge.

So the next step is to call the dentist in Langley since that is where are dentist has moved to and make an appointment.