Come Up And See My Etchings

25 Jun

I love my dentist.  The whole surgery.  I love them all.

The office opened at 08:45.  At 08:45:01 the phone was answered and an appointment made for 09:10.

By 09:35 my front tooth was back in place.  Look:


The dentist was quite excited to have a chance to use her new adhesive, called Etch.  It stuck that sucker right back on and it feels more secure now than the rest of the teeth in my mouth.

I was fortunate that the tooth sheared off in one piece at an angle.  And that it stuck in the corn cob rather than down my gullet.

I was pleased that there was a work experience student there from Spud’s school, because it gave me a chance to boast that Spud had never needed any treatment at all in his seventeen years; not once.

I was chuffed when the dentist told the student how lovely and polite and friendly Spud was, and a pleasure not to treat.

I smiled all the way home.

All rather different from last night, when I was feeling very sorry for myself and my ugly, must never be seen in public again mouth.  Though I did get the giggles during one of my regular prayers:  O Lord, help me to keep my mouth shut and my lips sealed…

And now I’m off to a poetry reading.


30 Responses to “Come Up And See My Etchings”

  1. Laurie Nichols June 25, 2013 at 10:54 #



  2. Grannymar June 25, 2013 at 11:02 #

    Keep smiling!


  3. bluebee June 25, 2013 at 11:18 #

    lovely etchings, but i wouldn’t hang them on my wall


  4. June 25, 2013 at 11:23 #

    You see how worthwhile it was for me to marry my dentist! Bravo for the tooth and the super glue (words not joined, deliberately) Have a good poetry reading.


  5. kiwidutch June 25, 2013 at 11:27 #



  6. bevchen June 25, 2013 at 12:12 #

    Hooray for your dentist!


  7. Karen Snyder June 25, 2013 at 12:47 #

    Smile away!! 🙂


  8. Al June 25, 2013 at 12:58 #

    Now this is what I call a post with some bite to it!


  9. Ron.Ron. June 25, 2013 at 13:22 #

    Good for you TB! I’m smiling just reading about this. How did the reading go?


  10. mairedubhtx June 25, 2013 at 14:01 #

    Glad you have such a good dentist. Takes forever to get into see my dentist and he costs an arm and a leg.


  11. gigihawaii June 25, 2013 at 14:03 #

    I never heard of such an adhesive. Glad it worked for you.


  12. Rorybore June 25, 2013 at 15:00 #

    and here I’ve been telling the kids for years: don’t put glue in your mouth!! ha!
    Bravo and hooray: the laughing housewife gets her beautiful smile back just in time.
    hope the poetry reading went well..


  13. benzeknees June 25, 2013 at 15:41 #

    Glad to see your beautiful smile back Tilly Bud!


  14. slpmartin June 25, 2013 at 16:00 #

    Seems to me…there is a poem in that story somewhere. 🙂 Glad you’re still smiling.


  15. SchmidleysScribbling June 25, 2013 at 19:44 #

    I think its remarkable your tooth broke while you were eating corn on the cob. Two questions: Will you ever eat corn on the cob again? Is your dentist Ben Harper by any chance?

    Remember, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. Dianne


    • The Laughing Housewife June 25, 2013 at 22:53 #

      I’d rather pull my own teeth than go to Ben Harper!

      Sadly, I think that’s the last cotc for me… 😦 I daren’t take the chance of it happening again.


  16. Three Well Beings June 25, 2013 at 21:58 #

    Excellent outcome! I do hope the poetry reading was very satisfying! 🙂


  17. Janet Williams June 25, 2013 at 22:18 #

    Toothally impressed. Those teeth are beautifully aligned.


  18. colonialist June 25, 2013 at 23:25 #

    Etch will make tooth stronger than friction? 🙂


  19. Terry June 26, 2013 at 01:07 #

    he did a great job, I can’t even tell!!!


  20. kateshrewsday June 26, 2013 at 22:10 #

    Modern dentistry is positively miraculous. SO glad your dentist sorted that tooth out, Tilly. Now you need to test drive that smile 😀


  21. Janie Jones June 27, 2013 at 17:27 #

    Huzzah!!! Congratulations on a speedy recovery and a miracle working dentist!


  22. adinparadise July 1, 2013 at 12:20 #

    Yay for you, Tilly. Love that prayer. We should all pray it, often. 😀


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