Friday! Early this morning I dropped Ashlyn off with Grace, and went
to my last dentist appointment. This visit was not for any real
dental work...today's appointment was for cosmetic reasons. I got my
teeth professionally whitened!
does have a price though. The in-office whitening treatment is expensive
and the process is lengthy and uncomfortable. I normally have sensitive
teeth, so this process can become quite painful (as it heightens sensitivity).
I sat through three 20-minute sessions which includes a gel application
and UV light directed at the teeth. Toward the end of the second session,
I was squirming in my seat as I felt burning on my lower lip and aching
on certain teeth. The last session was torturous...but I got through
it and have a nice white smile to show for it. I probably wouldn't do
this again though. =P
C. Liu, D.D.S.
I met up with Grace and the kiddies for lunch. Grace has been incredibly kind and helpful during the last couple of weeks (with all my doctor and dentist visits). I am deeply indebted to her. We had a nice lunch and walked over to Tapioca Express for boba. Afterwards, we spent the rest of the afternon and evening at her place.
When the kids went down for a nap, I took a nap, too. I was really tired and my mouth hurt. I discovered burns on my gums from the powerful UV light. *owie!* =(
Tonight Grace and I made taco bar for dinner. Sue, Liv, and Ed joined us. I haven't seen them since Aric left for Taiwan. It seems like everyone is terribly busy these days. Ashlyn and I hung out until close to 11...then we came home.
pain in my mouth finally subsided. *whew* I did a flouride treatment
(as prescribed) and called it a night. It's been a week since Aric left,
and I think Ashlyn and I are doing better than expected. At times it
does get lonely...especially after Ashlyn goes to bed. I miss Aric very
much. I find myself going to bed much earlier these nights. But that's
a good thing.
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