there’s a tender part of gum at the bottom right corner of my mouth. it’s kind of swollen and everytime i bite i can feel a funny but not quite painful jab. i hope it doesn’t mean my wisdom teeth are growing.
unlike most of my friends, or people my age, i have do not have wisdom teeth. i actually googled “wisdom teeth” just then and the pictures that came up were far from pleasant. i closed the window before i could read more about it.
there’s a myth, well apparently it’s a myth, that stress causes wisdom teeth to grow faster. i can see how this would work, as many of my younger friends already have their full set of third molars, whereas i have not. i do not stress as much as they do.
they’re supposed to grow between the ages of 16 and 25, but apparently it’s possible to have them never come out for some people. i hope that i’m one of those people.
i have an incurable fear of dentists. well it’s not really fear, it’s more like distaste. i can’t understand why anyone would want to be a dentist, and i can’t really understand why you would want to go to a dentist. every time my mother tells me i should go to clean my teeth i don’t because i’m too scared that the dentist will say that i have a massive hole in some tooth and it needs to be extracted. and then i’ll have to walk around with puffy cheeks for a week and eat nothing but nothing. oh the horror.
the obsession of pearly whites is understandable to me, but not extremely necessary. i don’t believe that putting chemicals in your mouth to bleach your teeth is that much of a benefit to your health, and i will possibly never understand why there are so many different kinds of toothpaste. in china they have salty bamboo toothpaste. it’s disgusting.
toothbrushes have also evolved to the point where they’re a million functions in one. one toothbrush can whiten your teeth, pick out the stuff in between, clean away all the bacteria as well as kill all the germs on your tongue and inner cheeks.
call me crazy, but i just don’t believe it. i don’t understand it. and i don’t want it.
i don’t want any more teeth.