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    Quote Originally Posted by MapleHillAcademy View Post
    I've been battling the worst tooth ache of my life all weekend. Half my face is swollen, exhausted, pain, can't eat, nausea... the works. Dh says he's taking me to the dentist today. Sigh
    Oh no! I hope you are able to get in at the dentist today.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Yeah, dh made me go to the dentist today and now I'm waiting for a call from the oral surgeon. Luckily, they are going to go ahead and take all of my teeth and later this summer I'll be fitted for dentures. I've had bad teeth all my life so I'm happy they finally agreed that dentures is the best route for me. They gave me antibiotics for now to kill the infection and the pain. I'm still in a lot of pain but the swelling has gone down a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post

    Pollution & sunsets: To some extent, a bit of pollution actually make the sunsets redder, as there are more particles in the atmosphere to scatter the suns rays. More particles=more red. At sunset, in a normal sky, we don't get the red tints until the sunlight is on the horizon and thus the white light of the sun travels through more atmosphere--more scattering. On the other hand, dense smog will block all of that out.

    Ok, I'll remove my physics teacher hat now.
    It is interesting, thank you. I see the effect of "a little helps but not a lot" when we have more pollution, like during the Australian bushfires when smoke was drifting across the Tasman or if there is an inversion layer (which we very rarely get). Then our sunrises are all dull and orange and not as red/pink and the colours are not as intense, bright, or clear.

    We do not notice the sunsets so much here as the sunrises because of the way our house faces (directly into the sunrise all year round and the sunset is behind us).

    There are much more amazing views of NZ than out of our dining room window, lol, but I do appreciate having something nice to look at each morning.
    New Zealand-based freelance science copyeditor. Homeschooling DD 11 (year 7) and DD 6 (year 2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapleHillAcademy View Post
    Yeah, dh made me go to the dentist today and now I'm waiting for a call from the oral surgeon. Luckily, they are going to go ahead and take all of my teeth and later this summer I'll be fitted for dentures. I've had bad teeth all my life so I'm happy they finally agreed that dentures is the best route for me. They gave me antibiotics for now to kill the infection and the pain. I'm still in a lot of pain but the swelling has gone down a lot.
    I hope this give you relief. My dad (now 80 yo) has had dentures since he was 22--teeth would never hold a filling.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    It was funny. At first the dentist was like, "Well we could just pull these ones and pull the rest later" and I was like,"Nope, if we are pulling that many, I want them all pulled and get it over with." He seemed shocked at first but then he said, "Yeah that probably is the best route if you are ok with that." I've known I would need dentures since I was a teenager, it was just a matter of when.

    Was your dad happy with his decision INmom? I've had a lot of people tell me they couldn't just be so sure about this decision as I am but I've lived with intermittent tooth pain for as long as I can remember. I am 100% positive this is what I want to do lol.

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    I think he was (I wasn't around then), but he also did not have any choice.

    All 8 of us kids have not-so-great-teeth...at least half of my teeth have fillings. One sister has a bridge replacing some front teeth. She had considered getting all false teeth but did not. Strongly hereditary, I think, and the fact we grew up in the country and did not have fluoridated water.

    Thankfully, my kids must have inherited genes for good teeth from DH as neither has ever had a cavity.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Roll Call, 6/4 - Tell us something strange or weird!!
    MHA - Are you currently toothless, then? How does that work until you get your replacement toothage later in the summer?

    I just finished the volcano quilt. And learned lots from it. (Like how borders give a chance to square up a quilt, especially an “art quilt” that isnt made of square blocks.) I ended up using the same fabric I used for the back (navy) for the binding (the finishing around the edges so there is nothing raw), and it makes sense to me.

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    (The quilt is also way more colorful than Id normally create.... it pushed me out of my comfort zone for sure, and Im happy with it, so it was a growing experience.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    INMom - That's our experience as well except we did live in the city with flouridated water. I was considered underweight as a baby so my mom was instructed to supplement breastfeeding with sugar water and jello water. Add that to fragile teeth to begin with and spotty to no dental care as a kid and the dental care I did get was very traumatic for me and led to a fear of the dentist and here we are.



    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    MHA - Are you currently toothless, then? How does that work until you get your replacement toothage later in the summer?
    Nope, not yet. They will pull my teeth and give my gums 2 months or so to heal and then I will be fitted for dentures. During those two months, I can only eat what I can swallow easily without chewing or anything I feel brave enough to try to gum it to death. lol

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