Bottle of Listerine endorsed by the Australian Dental Association, I'd like a word with you.
Electric toothbrush with pressure sensor for gentle gum brushing, you too. Don't think you can hide from me, Colgate dental floss.....
Special offer Diet Coke and Coke Zero, I can hear you chortling from here.
I have been painfully and jaw numbingly disillusioned today. I've been faithfully flossing, Listerene-ing and brushing (even at work) my teeth at least twice a day, every day ever since the day of The Root Canal. I seriously cut back my intake of coke zero to one can a week at most and drink mostly plain water during the day. I don't eat sticky lollies or chew gum anymore.
And I still got a toothache yesterday. Even the ricotta canoli yesterday couldn't make it go away. Nor the hot salty water rinses. I'll spare you the details but I was up most the night with discomfort more than pain and went to the emergency dental clinic today. I got another cavity under the major reconstruction work on my dodgy tooth. The good news is that it was only that tooth. The even better news is that my dentist was a gun with local giving good nerve blocks. Because I had to go back to work straight after and then drive home, I declined his offer of the happy gas. Turns out I didn't even need it.
Technically, it hasn't been the greatest day. I'm just counting down the hours and telling myself that next weekend is going to be all kinds of awesome (just because I say so, I'm planning it as I type) and that draining weekends are only 1 in 5.
I just had a thought re next weekend? Can all shopping bans be lifted for it?
On a happier note, I'd like to take this opportunity to say hello and thank you to the bloggers I've 'met' this weekend through Allison's Weekend Rewind and general blog browsing.
- Alison over at A day in the life of a blonde
- Melanie who's Livin' the Dream
- Bug and Bird over at A Bug's Life
- kanamada is doing a Neil Perry themed Julie and Julia cooking challenge
- we went for a walk - a new blog about a single girl doing it for herself in the city
- Catherine in Oregon
- Very Bored in Catalunya - which is both self explanatory and very funny
- cathy@home who is living on a kibbutz with great chocolate
Okay, I'm off to test my new tooth at dinner.
Have a restful evening as I indulge in some positive self talk. Tomorrow is another day. A few deep breaths are as good as a holiday.