At the Dentist

Yesterday morning, I saw my dentist for my routine cleaning. I also completed an updated set of x-rays. I’m happy to report that I didn’t have any cavities! I always want to virtually hug my dentist, since he is the only doctor who consistently delivers good news about my health.

I’m very thankful that I have healthy teeth. I usually go to the dentist every six months, for a routine cleaning and check-up. I mentioned that I have recently been having a recurrence of my previous TMJ symptoms.

If these symptoms continue, I’ll definitely need to be fitted for a new oral guard. My hygienist shared that symptoms of tooth grinding tend to relapse, especially when we experience increased periods of stress. In fact, the last time that I was experiencing dental grinding, I was completing my doctoral dissertation.

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