A Long Overdue Visit to the Dentist

16 Feb

Note: These are not my teeth!

Thank goodness for good genes! I don’t know whether to thank my mother or my father but thank them I do. I haven’t been to the dentist in 5 years buuuuuuut yesterday’s visit was the smoothest dental visit I can ever remember having. No problems. Gums? Fine. Fillings? Fine. Cleaning? Took about 25 minutes. Poor Mr Wonderful, on the other hand, has to go back for a deep cleaning and has to worry about gum disease again (this happened before and he got religious about flossing for several years and then it slipped away). The one really funny thing too was that when the dentist – a really nice guy – was looking at the panoramic xray of my teeth, he said he hoped that I never did have trouble because the roots on my teeth are so long that it would be really hard to pull them out. I also liked that he was not looking for ways to lecture me. He told me that I should floss because it would make the cleanings shorter — didn’t try to tell me that even though I had no signs of gum problems that I should floss to keep them that way. I left there wondering why I’d been dreading it in the first place. And, I did dread it — I couldn’t eat yesterday I was so worried about it. Hilarious.

Oh, while waiting at the Dentist, I saw a few birds. Only ID’d two of them . . . a crow and a raven. I added the Raven to the 7 I’d seen at BCE that morning.

Location: Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County, CA, US
Observation date: 2/15/06
Notes: I *do* know the difference between these two birds!
Number of species: 2

American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos 1
Common Raven – Corvus corax 8

(And, yes, I’m still stinging somewhat that I didn’t have a camera with my at CSUMB on the 4th.)


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