A Personal Journey – Teeth Reconstruction 1.0

Throughout our lives we’re force-fed that the only acceptable teeth are bright white and perfectly straight.

The Hollywood smile.

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Well what if you’re not blessed with strong, healthy teeth, that no matter what you seem to do they just get worse. I’ve always had weak teeth, I brush, floss, use moutwash and have regular visits to the dentist. But things progressively just got worse.

So I am going to share with you the journey of my teeth reconstruction; this will be a series as its been a long, scary and sad journey.

It started when I had the front tooth badly drilled and filled by a dentist when I was around 15 years old, I’m sure you can tell which one.

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This filling has fallen out repeatedly, requiring more drilling and filling until what do you know, half the tooth was fake. This happened very slowly over the course of 8 years, the filling would fall out every 3-5 months and I would pay £50 a go to have it re-filled. Easy money, aye?

So there’s no excuse for the other teeth in my opinion, never when I have gone to the dentist, every three months was I told that my teeth were at risk or that I needed to do anything more to them in terms of care. So I was at a loss really, maybe this is just how they were going to be.

Whenever I would see my previous dentist he wouldn’t tell me I had a problem until it was too late to change or do anything minor. It all required expensive, ugly fillings, sometimes root canal and at others even antibiotics.

But I’d been going to him for over 10 years and thought he had my best interest at heart so I was hesitant and scared to change dentists. Until he filled in two front teeth with mental filler and performed root canal on a front tooth that killed it and also turning it black and sheer. Can you see the plaque build up and staining? Pretty isn’t it, did I mention that I’d see a hygenist twice a year too?

It was my mum that suggested I go see another dentist, she found my teeth really upsetting and knew how much they affect my confidence. So we arranged to go see a dentist my dad and sister recommended.

My mum and I made an appointment to go together. We spoke about my history, the treatments I’d had done, my concerns and the timescale I had until our wedding. He did various x-rays and a thorough examination before recommending a heavy course of treatment.

My front tooth, I should have been offered a crown the second time it fell out. With my lower tooth as soon as it died and turned black that should also have been crowned.  I require various fillings that should have been offered before they got to this stage. I should have been given strict instruction for care and a check up on progression. The tooth that had broken shouldn’t have been in danger of breaking as I was there every 3 months!

He was quite simply, horrified. Always a delight when a medical professional is horrified while looking in your mouth.

Treatment plan and second visit coming soon.

K

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Health

Finally starting to feel better.

After my three-week course of antibiotics for suspected glandular fever, followed by a cold, followed by a chest infection, completed with a 24 hour sickness bug.

I feel that my body just went into total shut down mode. I’ve been trying to be good, fill it with water and fresh food but when your sleeping nearly 16-18 hours a day this is hard. I felt very bad at one point and realised it had been nearly 20 hours since I’d last drunk anything so I’ve been pumping myself full of fluids when awake.

Luckily I’m off work for two weeks now. I’m 6 days in and starting to feel like an actual human again and I’m back to my more normal insomniac way. I can no longer fall asleep at the drop of a hat which is sad.

Anyway I’m going to kick-start the blog again as I’ve really missed it and the blogging community.

Here’s to health and carrying on.

leo

K

Me Before You (may contain spoilers)

Oh gosh, what a film!

I’ve not read the book myself but I’ve added it to my list as with every film things are changed or cut completely.

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I recommend taking tissues if you’re a crier.

Synopsis – Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

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Emilia did really well with this role, awkward but relatable. I loved that there was humour throughout, as there is in life but it was also filled with scenes that made you cringe, others that made you impatient and others that made your heart drop to your stomach. It was an interesting take that she couldn’t change his mind in the end, not a conventional ‘happy ending’. This is where the tissues come in.

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Sam Claflin did fantastic, considering that he’s, not to my knowledge, done a role like this before he was, to me, incredibly believable. He was brilliant with his character development and in the end I agreed with his choice, as unthinkable as it is, you could really see how he just couldn’t cope, he didn’t want to adapt or hold on, he’d accepted what he wanted and gave it his all before he left.

A fantastic film, maybe not one I’d buy at this time to watch again but definitely one i’d say go see.

K

Guild Wars 2 – Heart of Thorns – Lacklustre Game Review

I didn’t get round to playing much of the new release, only around 50 hours or so, as sadly, my passion for the game dried up considerably and I couldn’t motivate myself to play it just because I felt I should.

I really enjoyed the new maps, especially the Maguuma Jungle, it was incredibly pretty. The Guild Halls were spectacularly fun also, this was a really nice meeting place for missions and to just generally hang out.

I adored being able to glide and invested in a few skins but not much else, it’s great that you can now fly in every home world as this has made travel quicker and easier.

I haven’t liked the level up time, I know the point is to play the game but I found this an incredible grind and it turns out that people are still just farming events like they used to in other maps.

I’m sadly afraid this is all I have to share on the matter as I really haven’t given it enough play to give a solid review, the game was released months ago now and I still haven’t been able to get myself into play it again.

So sadly for me it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper.

K