I went to a new dentist today. I was amazed at how many doo dads and gadgets they used to inspect my teeth. I sure hope my dental plan pays for all those cool toys and not my pocket book. Good news? No cavities. Weird news? Towards the end of the exam, the dentist asked me if I'd ever had surgery on my face. No, I answered, but joked that I wouldn't mind some plastic surgery. "Really?" they asked. They didn't seem convinced that my face was surgery free. At this point, I started imagining alien probes, etc. (Ha, ha.) Then they showed me this x-ray.
Luckily, I've never set off any airport x-rays. And there is no pain associated with it. Crazy.
Another crazy thing? The dentist suggested I get braces! Or, at least one for my bottom teeth. They used to be real tight (again, small mouth) but the wisdom teeth extraction helped them be better neighbors. There really is no need for the braces unless I become a bottom tooth model. Just for chuckles and grins, I asked them to come up with an estimate for the braces - more than $3,000. Nuts.
I do like the new dental place. It feels like a spa. Free bottled water, coffee, etc. Very posh. And I have a female dentist for the first time. Very cool.