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Discussion in 'Community' started by AutumnLight91, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    So I've had a broken tooth for like 8 or 9 years now. Caused by this brand if chicken we used to get, Kashi, I think. Was super hard stuff and yeah broke a tooth on it. Was one if my middle teeth on upper right side. Couldn't do anything about it as I didn't have time or anything to fix it. I just chewed on my left side all these years. I did get dental insurance through Publix and was about to go get a check up but I got into the army.

    So today was my dental checkup. All my other teeth are great. It's just that one tooth...or rather was. They pulled it today which surprised me they do it that fast. I knew it was bad, and he showed me it. Yeah, it couldn't be saved.


    I'm laying down feeling a tad loopy and I'm talking weird. But now I can eat on that side eventually now finally. Going to be weird being toothless.
     
  2. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    'brand of chicken'
     
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  3. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    I thought they normally don't brand chickens.
     
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  4. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  5. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    Well in my loopy state of mind I ordered pizza.

    I can barely chew [face_plain]
     
  6. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Was this an army dentist?

    it’s seems so perfectly US and A. A private dentist would have done everything to save the tooth, and charged a fortune to do so. An army dentist went for the quick, cheap option, as you and the other heroes are expendable.
     
  7. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If I recall correctly there was a GIF of Arlon floating around on here, with huge teeth that I was jealous of.
     
  8. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    I think I recall the gif.

    @harpua what do your archives say?
     
  9. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    I used to have it, but it was in my photobucket account. ****ing photobucket.
     
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  10. vin

    vin JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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  11. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 7

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    good teeth
     
  12. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure where this thing about Brits having terrible teeth comes from, but it does seem to be a popular joke
     
  13. vin

    vin JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    It's called floss.
     
  15. Arwen Sith

    Arwen Sith Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't think that Europeans in general have worse teeth than (wealthy or middle-class) Americans, it's just that far fewer people here get their teeth straightened out for purely cosmetic reasons. Plenty of kids have orthodontic braces, but usually only if they have issues with their bite.

    Just watch European movies, many actors here have fairly irregular teeth to the point that if they want to work in the US, they'll get their teeth fixed first.
     
  16. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Doesn't seem like something that's particularly worth worrying about.
     
  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    The United States of America, where over 100,000,000 people have to endure conditions like this because they lack dental insurance.

    I'm glad you got it taken care of, Arlon.
     
  18. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  19. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Yeah, I’ve only had dental insurance for maybe 4 years of my post-undergrad life. Also, I lost like 5 teeth during 2019-2020. No connection there.

    I’m glad you were able to get it taken care of too, Arlon.

    Also, during a highly stressful few hours at Heathrow (end of a family vacation that started out in delight and then descended swiftly into true C’thulhoid madness), a bag porter was just incredibly nice to us for no obvious reason. Perhaps he was sizing up my then-young brother and nephew for adrenochrome harvesting, but also he might have just been a genuinely nice guy. I appreciated his efforts to keep us out of the murder-suicide risk zone during our brief stay in his country. Also he had the worst teeth I have ever seen IRL, and I’ve been to a swap meet in Southern Ohio.

    So that is my story about teeth.

    The end.
     
  20. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Ah, so you didn't go to Lambeth then. Quite stabby.
     
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  21. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You didn't have time for eight years, or were you unable to afford it?
     
  22. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    Unable and no time. I mean I worked for a few of those years over 70 hours with two jobs, looking back I could of. It was a combinations of didn't have a lot of time, I was always in fear of missing work because I had this sense of if I'm not sick I should be there. Of course again taking care of myself is something I've had to improve on and change about myself past few years. I mean I did get insurance to use it, my brother literally kept saying to go everyday, but I didn't want to use it. Especially during the pandemic period of everything shut down and I wasn't getting much hours then and I needed as much as I could get.