Re: [IPk] Dentist drama
>Sadly, I don't have teeth like your wife's - just 'good for a diabetic'
>(i.e no gum disease or gum erosion). Lots of fillings, though. Apart
>from the fillings, if I excavated my teeth, I'd think they were medieval
>- they tend to be ground down like those of people who eat a lot of
>stone-ground flour. It's not grinding my own teeth, as I have oddly
>shaped jaws (is _anything_ about me normal, I wonder) which means that
>many of my teeth cannot be manoeuvred so they meet other teeth.
Now that's curious. Do we both suffer from "diabetic jaw" perhaps? About 5
years ago I had a new singing teacher who observed that when I opened my
mouth for top notes, my jaw moved forward, creating muscular tension - an
absolute no-no for good singing. Over a period of several months I
retrained my jaw to pull backwards slightly as my mouth opened - an odd
expeience like relearning to write with the other hand! But it worked and I
now have a more relaxed jaw.
My German dentist also observed that my teeth were somewhat ground down -
particularly my 2 front upper teeth. Personally I put that down to
nighttime hypos - although I have no specific evidence for that. The
dentist prescribed me a plastic tooth guard to wear at night, which
promptly broke. I'm about to get a new one - metal this time! I'm not aware
that I have violent night hypos any more, but I've had so many over the
years pre-pump, that I'm not surprised damage has been done.
(who's about to start keeping proper accounts again. Funny how the more you
earn, the more you spend. Being self-employed I'm obliged to keep accounts,
and I used to do it meticulously with a double entry book keeping package
on my Psion3a. Once you take things like employer contributions to your
pension fund into account it can change the whole concept of profit and
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