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The black hole

The black hole - Lucille Quigley

My entire life I have been suffering because of my teeth. I have been so often to the dentist, that I could pass an exam like any other student at the dentistry school. I had extractions, cavities, fillings, bridges, crowns, bone, gum grafts and Dental implant Boisbriand. I’ve endured it all. My teeth are extremely bad. Despite my efforts of maintaining a good oral hygiene, I always have something going wrong. Either it’s another cavity that causes me pain, a root canal that needs to be done or a crown breaking in half - it is always happening to me. It feels like I am cursed to never enjoy a good meal without worrying about what’s going to happen with my teeth. Will they break, hurt or fall off? I experienced all of these situations.

At one point, I asked my dentist to remove them all and put a dental prosthesis. Having dentures would save me the trouble and the money, as I have invested thousands and thousands in my mouth. It’s like pouring something into a black hole; you never see what you put, or better results. It simply keeps on disappearing.

As for the yellow colour, (I never had white teeth, not even as a kid), that only got darker and darker. Don’t think I am a smoker, or that I drink coffee or wine. Those are not the real culprits. If I would have been eating a lot of sweets or drinking sodas, then it would have made more sense to me. I would have known that it was a result of my bad habits. 

The only ones I can blame for my desperate state are my genes. It has to be in my genes. My parents had some troubles as well with their teeth, but not as bad as me. My mom keeps on saying I must be lacking Calcium. I have been taking Calcium supplements all my life, that did not change a thing. 

Yesterday evening while I was having dinner, I almost choke with the food. While I was eating I heard a small crack and then I felt something metallic on my tongue, while I was chewing. I spat all the food out and found half of my crown. Imagine my rage!

When I calmed down I called the dental emergencies and left a message saying I needed an appointment as soon as possible.


The author:


A technology fanatic who is also crazy about little jars of creams, Lucille is THE columnist who crashes the trendy cocktail parties looking for exclusive content. Her life, of which she savors every moment, plunges her into the world of the most interesting innovations on the market today. Her blog invites you to discover her favourites and her moods.