Saturday, May 15, 2010

dental health= mental health

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I just carved out a maxim, didn't I ?  like health is wealth or knowledge is power- (or magic is might- all Harry Potter fans :P )  dental health= mental health. and it does suit me to greatest possible extent, if nobody else. Well, i am sure most people would silently agree with me- or even openly- all those who have almost lost their sanity for this cause!!!  Here is how i got on the verge of losing my mental health:

 I always had bad teeth. And you know whats worse? i have beautiful teeth. (and that's why i give a thousand watt smile in every picture.!) just that they are too bad inside. That's definitely worse, right?  so, from the day i remember, i always had some or the other dental issue. Well, i never had an inclination towards chocolate, even as a kid, (which is again a bit unnatural) but somehow germs were so desperate to find me, that they fought their way on through various methods, and entered my teeth successfully. since then, they use this place as their vacation house. :/

 I visited my current dentist 7 years ago. before that i already had 2 root canals, and some fillings here and there. i brushed regularly, i ate very less sweets, but oh-so-persevering germs! they stayed, and enjoyed. in last 7 years, I have had 2 more root canals, and i have lost the count of the no. of fillings that i have had. I am now just so used to all that atmosphere on a dentist's chair, the tools, the drill (and the most soothing sound of it :( ) The X rays, The pills, the lotions, the nausea of eating sweets, all is very positively ingrained in my system now.  The receptionist at his clinic looks at me with the most  patient and sympathetic smile on her face.

we all meet some of our relatives only occasionally.the germs strike the timing so beautifully that i ALWAYS  have some or the other problem going on whenever i meet some of my relatives. i meet them only after some months, and really, their has been no window of more than six months, when i did not have a dental problem.  I recently had a RC to an already capped tooth! imagine putting a hole in that metal cap, and then doing all that work with an excruciating pain hitting you all the while :D. AND ON THE TOP OF IT,  a week after my new RC, the gums are sensitive again :D

do you see the maniacal laughter? :P now you see the slow but steady way to losing your mental health? after all this ordeal, i bet you would lose at least 10% of the mental health! I suggest that they obligatorily put up a counselor or a psychiatrist at every dental clinic. Poor counselors will also have a job, and moreover, poor deranged like me will have a helping hand! I also suggest that we combine the dental health day (whenever it is) with the mental health day(Oct 15). spend a lot on the advertising, and let every other kid know about it. ultimately, it is one of the solutions to better mental health, isn't it?

take care of your dental health dears! mental health will be alright all by itself! :D

1 comment:

swapna k said...

Seems like you are a root canal veteran :) I m going for RC tomorrow..first visit to a dentist ever..mental health is already affected..but after reading this post I feel lil coursgeous..