My friend PomPom has a post this week all about aging [click here]. I was particularly amused by the section regarding teeth. We had our dental check-ups this week and I mentioned that lately my gums were prone to bleeding. [And no I haven't been walking naked through cornfields like the woman on the Corsodyl ad!]
The dentist inquired about my denture - I have ONE tooth on a bridge, which replaces the baby tooth which finally came out when I was 34, and nothing grew to fill the gap.
Apparently the advice given to me then was wrong [wear the thing as much as possible] I am supposed to take it out at night. So for the last two nights it has reposed in a small shot glass on the bathroom shelf.
But I don't like seeing it there, it looks sort of sinister.
Actually, the expression on those faces looks equally sinister. I shall stick with the shot glass, I think.
RIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON [best at 2.30!]
Q; What's the dentists' favourite hymn
A; 'Abide with me' - because it contains the line 'change and decay in all around I see'