Careful what you ask for . It’s not just semantics.

If you ask your dentist for a tooth cleaning , the hygienist will clean your teeth which means you’ll leave the office in good mood, unable to keep your tongue off of your sparkling teeth.

If you ask your dentist for a tooth cleansing, a dentist, or, more likely, an oral surgeon will remove some of your teeth and you will leave the office in pain. And you’ll be in pain for a couple of weeks, unable to keep your tongue off of the new holes in your head. And also unable to keep the part of the movie Poltergeist, when the old woman says this house is cleansed out of your head. Although you’ll likely be thinking, this mouth is cleansed.

It’s official, so why aren’t I smiling bigger?

I am officially 54 years old. Went to a wonderful dinner with my husband and parents. And this was the picture of my side of the table.

Smiling, but trying desperately not to show my remaining teeth.

The meal was terrific, it’s just too bad that it occurred before my dental surgery. I was really hoping to have my makeover done before the birthday, but it’s one last before shot. I’m sure it seems to you that I’m whining over nothing but I’ve been living with a hole in my smile for over a year now, and the wait is less than a month away. I’ve never liked my goofy smile and to finally get it tended to is literally a life long dream come true. Even the dental professionals I’m working with( a dentist, an oral surgeon and a denturist ) have all said how excited they are to see the finished product. Although the finished product won’t happen for about 7 months, I will be fitted with a temporary plate next month. I have all the faith in the world in my denturist’s abilities. He’s done some fantastic work and I’m already vibrating with anticipation and excitement.

I won’t stay quiet for much longer

It’s been a while. The good news is that things are about to change in a good way. In just over a month, I will finally have a great smile. After more than a year with missing teeth, I’m getting my upper teeth taken out and havng a denture put in. A few weeks later, once the pain, swelling and bruises are gone I will be vlogging on this site . My eyes are still having trouble with the typing and the reading, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still have opinions that I’ll need to vent. Hang in there through this last period of silence because things are going to get interesting. .. very interesting indeed.

Kisses from windupmyskirt