Embarrassing Tales Part V
Embarrassing Tales Part V
By Kelly Day– Self-Educated Dental Linguist When you sit horizontally in that cool moving chair in the dentist office, with official people buzzing around you in white coats, you hear a lot of alien words.  After a few appointments, you’d be amazed at how many of these neat,...
Embarrassing Tales Part IV
Embarrassing Tales Part IV
By Kelly Day– Droolers Anonymous We’ve all done it. Whether it was into a pillow or on our desks, we’ve all drooled, and it is never glamorous. Many people laugh at the myth that you drool more when you have braces. “I don’t drool,” they smirk. Guess what? You...
Embarrassing Tales Part III
Embarrassing Tales Part III
By Kelly Day– The Evils of Floss Every person on Earth has heard it.  Dentists say it to each patient every visit. “Floss more.” The concept of flossing sounds easy enough.  You pull a 6-inch mint-coated string between your teeth to clean out whatever stubborn ick decided...
Embarrassing Tales Part II
Embarrassing Tales Part II
By Kelly Day– Things get tight It took me a week before I could eat real food again, at a decent pace so it wouldn’t get cold between bites. Every morning I ate half a Pop-tart, then starved through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period until lunch, which went from sandwiches, chips, plum,...
Embarrassing Tales of Braces-Faced Glory Part I
Embarrassing Tales of Braces-Faced Glory
By Kelly Day– Merry Christmas and an Unhappy New Mouth When I was little, I would see my older nieces sporting teenage torture devices, or braces as they shall from now on be called, and found them to be just the absolute coolest things I’d ever seen.  At night when Mama...