Yes, I Was Decrowned, Momentarily


So, there I was sitting at my computer desk last Friday morning, eating a bowl of Honey Nut O's cereal while responding to comments and reading your blogs, when suddenly I bit down on something VERY hard.


At first I thought it was a piece of cereal, but as I felt it with my tongue, I could tell that it was too hard to be a piece of cereal because it felt like a ROCK.

So I reached inside my mouth with my fingers and began sifting through mushy cereal while trying to locate whatever it was. When I first took it out of my mouth and began examining the object, I really couldn't tell WHAT it was because it was covered in half-chewed cereal and my own saliva.

Yeah...GROSS!

I first thought it was a piece of BONE, and immediately had horrendous imaginings that it might be a bone from one of the factory workers who had perhaps cut off the tip of their finger while packing the cereal boxes.

Yeah, I know...I'm DRAMATIC aren't I?

But as I examined it closer, I suddenly saw what it was.

Shit...it was the crown from one of my back molars!!!

Look...


This was a crown that had fallen out about 16 years ago while I was eating a Tic-Tac, so I had to have it re-cemented by a dentist who did an AMAZING job. However, he did tell me that it probably wouldn't last forever and would eventually need replacing.

At first, I panicked because I am so busy right now with working so many hours during this holiday season, therefore, I don't have time to get to a dentist. But I eventually calmed down because, a) the crown is way in the back of my mouth, so you really can't see it. And b) I have the whole month of January off, so I can attend to it then.

But just for the hell of it, I went online and Googled "tooth crown cement" and discovered this...


I read that this product could be found at Walgreens drug store, so before I headed into work that day, I purchased TWO of them.

And then that night, I followed the directions very carefully, step by step, and replaced the crown.


And so far, so good! The crown is still in place and feels secure. I gotta say, this stuff worked GREAT. But I don't think I'll be eating any CARAMELS this holiday season, just to be on the safe side.

In January, I will make an appointment with my dentist to have it replaced properly. 

But in the meantime....


Hallelujah!

Have a  ROYALLY spectacular week everyone!

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Note: This will be my last post until right before Christmas, because after today, I will be working straight through up until Christmas Eve. I will try my best to get around to your fabulous blogs in the evenings, but I can't make any promises because I may be too POOPED. I will post again on Monday, Dec. 23rd to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Thank you for your understanding and I'll see you soon...X

71 comments

  1. Oh good god, Ron! That looks and sounds horrific, especially to a person like me who doesn't even have a filling. I cannot believe they sell a product to repair a tooth issue!! Did it taste like poison??

    Enjoy your soft diet and I hope the customers behave themselves. I was at Kohls today and saw a woman cuss out her young son. I hightailed it to another department. Sheesh!

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  2. Yikes! I had a similar thing happen when I was driving to Georgia and eating mentos. Felt something weirdly hard - it was a piece of a molar that had broken off! I spent the next week at the beach with a jagged tooth until I could get home to see the dentist.

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  3. Oooer worst nightmare! Glad you managed to fix it Ron, albeit temporarily. Have a great Christmas. xx

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  4. Ouch! That really bites the big one, Ron, but I am impressed by your feat of self-dentistry. I think I'd faint if my crown popped out!


    Hope your crown stays in place and you have a GREAT and most Merry Christmas. Try not to work too hard and we'll see you on the 23rd!


    Take care, buddy!

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  5. Ron, I at one time lost one of my crowns too. But with me it was further to the front of my mouth. It happened while I was at work eating lunch. Fortunately, my boss was understanding and allowed me to leave work early that day so I could see my dentist. Thank you for letting me know about the cap repair product because if this ever happens to me again, at least I can use it in case I can't immediately get in to see my dentist. And I'm glad to hear it works!

    I'm going to miss your posts until you come back from your holiday work schedule. I know this time of the year is very busy for you, so I understand. Take care of yourself and get lots of sleep so you can stay strong for the next 10 days.

    Have a wonderful week, Ron. We'll see you when you get back x

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  6. A man after my own heart. Fix it myself, if there is a way :)



    I hope you don't have too stressful a time in the run up to Christmas Ron :)

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  7. My dad fell over at school and knocked out his two top front teeth. He had crowns fitted, spent a few days recovering at home then went back to school.
    On the FIRST DAY back, he caught a cricket ball in the face which smashed out both new teeth and bent the fixing pins up onto the roof of his mouth.

    Someone at his school also got impaled with a flying javelin, but that's another story...

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  8. Hey there Bijoux!

    "especially to a person like me who doesn't even have a filling."

    OMG...you don't even have A filling? That's FABULOUS!

    "I cannot believe they sell a product to repair a tooth issue!! Did it taste like poison??"

    No, it actually doesn't even have a taste, can you believe that? It's like a thin, white glue that you place inside the crown which adheres it the base of the post.

    " I was at Kohls today and saw a woman cuss out her young son. I hightailed it to another department. Sheesh!"

    OMG...I've witness that myself. Can you believe how some parents talk to their children, especially in public?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week and I'll see you next Monday!

    X

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  9. David OliverDecember 16, 2013

    Sorry to hear about the crown. I'm checking mine now. :(

    I thought I was a huge fan of looking up things on the internet but I would have never thought of crown cement. Good going!


    Of course you will be super busy until Christmas. Please don't worry about reading/posting to my blog. I absolutely love reading your comments and I want it to stay that way! That means no reading when you are really tired because nothing sounds good then.


    Hope you the best until Christmas and have a very merry one!


    http://davidloliver.blogspot.com

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  10. " I had a similar thing happen when I was driving to Georgia and eating mentos. . Felt something weirdly hard - it was a piece of a molar that had broken off!"

    Mentos! Those things are so hard, aren't they? But they're so delicious!



    As I shared, I lost this crown about 16 years ago, eating a Tic-Tac, but my dentist was able to cement it back in. The man did an AMAZING job, however, he did tell me that it wouldn't last forever.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a SUPER week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  11. Me too Pearl! This stuff worked great!


    But I've got to have it properly done in January.


    Thanks for stopping by m'dear! Have a wonderful week and I'll see you next Monday!


    X

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  12. Hey there Rob!

    "That really bites the big one, Ron, but I am impressed by your feat of self-dentistry. I think I'd faint if my crown popped out!"



    HA! Yeah, I may even go back to school and get my dentistry license!!! Me too, I hope it stays in place until January.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a super week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X

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  13. Hola Denise!

    " I at one time lost one of my crowns too. But with me it was further to the front of my mouth"

    OMG...the same thing happened to my mother one time while we were on our summer vacation in New Jersey one year. Her's was in the FRONT of her mouth. Back then they didn't have a product like the one I used, so I think she used regular GLUE to put it back in until she came home to see her dentist!

    And yes, this product seems to work great! I bought two tubes just in case it happens again over the holiday season, until I have time to see my dentist.

    "Take care of yourself and get lots of sleep so you can stay strong for the next 10 days."



    Thank you, I will! From tomorrow on, I'll be working straight through, up until Christmas Eve.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you again next Monday!


    X

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  14. "A man after my own heart. Fix it myself, if there is a way :)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Love that, Babs!!!!!

    At first, I was just going to wait until I could get in to see my dentist because the tooth is in the back, so you really can't see it. However, when I spotted this stuff online, I decided to try it. And it worked well! Hopefully, the tooth will stay put until I can get in to see my dentist in January.

    "I hope you don't have too stressful a time in the run up to Christmas Ron :)"



    Thank you :) The last 4-5 days are usually the most stressful.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week and I'll see you next Monday!


    X to you and Mo!

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  15. "On the FIRST DAY back, he caught a cricket ball in the face which smashed out both new teeth and bent the fixing pins up onto the roof of his mouth."

    OH. MY. GOD, Dale, that's HORRENDOUS!!!! OUCH!

    It's one thing when it happens on teeth in back of your mouth, but up front it's SO visible.

    "Someone at his school also got impaled with a flying javelin, but that's another story..."



    YIKES!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a super week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X

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  16. Hey there David!

    "I thought I was a huge fan of looking up things on the internet but I would have never thought of crown cement. Good going!"

    I didn't either, however, just for the hell of it I looked it up and found this stuff. And it really seemed to work. I bought two tubes, just in case it comes out again, so I can cement it back in before I can get in to see my dentist.

    "Please don't worry about reading/posting to my blog. I absolutely love reading your comments and I want it to stay that way! That means no reading when you are really tired because nothing sounds good then."



    Thank you for understanding, buddy. This time of the year is very busy for me, but when it's over, I'll have the whole month of January off to get back into blogging.


    Much thanks for stopping by, David. Have a super week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X

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  17. In the meantime I hope you don't accidentally eat your crown. I mean it would be a very expensive meal in which you would be dethroned!

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  18. Ron, only you could tell a story about a mishap and still make it sound hilarious. I love your attitude!


    And I'm glad to hear you found a product that worked. Way to go, dude!


    I know this time of the year is insane for you, so we'll see you when you get back to your regular posting schedule.


    Take care and have a peaceful week!

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  19. Wow! I've never heard of an OTC tooth repair cement. That could certainly come in handy and save tons of money. Congrats on a great find. And if you aren't back before the end of the year, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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  20. Bwhahahhahahahaha!

    OMG Suzi....I LOVED your comment! It CRACKED ME UP!!!

    "I hope you don't accidentally eat your crown."

    I know! I thought the SAME THING!! I'm trying to be very careful about chewing on that side of my mouth.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a super week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  21. Hiya Matt!

    " I love your attitude!"

    Well, it's either I freak out or laugh about it. And fortunately, the crown is situated in the back of my mouth, so you really can't see it. And yes, this product seemed to work great. I bought two tubes, just as a backup in case it falls out again.

    "I know this time of the year is insane for you, so we'll see you when you get back to your regular posting schedule."



    Thanks for understanding, buddy. Have a super week and I'll see you next Monday!


    X

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  22. Hiya Lisa!

    "Wow! I've never heard of an OTC tooth repair cement. That could certainly come in handy and save tons of money."

    I didn't either, so when I found it online I decided to give it a go. And it seems to work great! I purchased two tube just in case it happens again over the next few weeks.

    "And if you aren't back before the end of the year, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!"



    Thank you :) I'll post again next Monday, just before Christmas, then get back to my regular posting after Christmas.


    Have a super-duper week and I'll see you next Monday!


    X

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  23. I suppose 16 years is a long time to keep the crown.. I found this amusing, Ron, only because it happened to someone else and not me. I would DIE if that happened 'cause I hate anything to do with teeth. In case I don't see you this side of 2014 here's wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas. I may have to say that a few times before then... hehehe.


    Now to test Disqus prowess in email notification.... which hasn't worked the last couple of times. I bet you're wondering when I'm going to stop moaning...

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  24. Mark PetruskaDecember 16, 2013

    I'd be royally pissed to discover I'd lost my crown
    In a bowl full of Honey Nuts when I bit down
    With nary the time for a dentist at all
    Working 10-hour days at the mall
    I think it's a wonder, I'm happy for you
    To make the discovery of this fabulous glue
    Rest assured! When you smile, nobody'll know you're a faker
    (But whatever you do please avoid the Jawbreaker).


    Take care and don't work too hard this week!

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  25. Helloooooo there Valerie!

    "I suppose 16 years is a long time to keep the crown."

    Exactly, I agree! I'm grateful for the time it did last because the dentist did an amazing job cementing back in.

    " I found this amusing, Ron, only because it happened to someone else and not me. I would DIE if that happened 'cause I hate anything to do with teeth."

    HA! Actually, I found it amusing too! I mean, what else could I do except deal with it and find the humor, right? Besides, the crown is in the rear of my mouth, so you really can't see it.

    " In case I don't see you this side of 2014 here's wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas. I may have to say that a few times before then... hehehe."

    Aw....thank you, dear lady! I will post again next Monday, but will try to visit everyone's blogs this week if I'm not too exhausted.

    "Now to test Disqus prowess in email notification.... which hasn't worked the last couple of times. I bet you're wondering when I'm going to stop moaning..."

    Gosh, I don't know what's up with Disqus, because I do have it set for email notifications and it seems to working for me and other readers.

    Much thanks for stopping by, Valerie! Have a fabulous Monday and week!

    X to you and Joe!

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  26. "I think it's a wonder, I'm happy for youTo make the discovery of this fabulous glue."

    Thank you, Mark, and meeeee too! This glue has been a godsend!

    I did freak out a bit when it first happened, especially being as busy as I've been with work. But hey, I was able to glue it back in, so hopefully it will tide me over until I can get to my dentist in a few weeks.

    *fingers crossed*

    "Rest assured! When you smile, nobody'll know you're a faker(But whatever you do please avoid the Jawbreaker)."

    Bwhahhahahahaha! Will do, Mark! NO Jawbreakers.

    Much thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a fantabulous Monday and week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  27. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Glad to hear that, Valerie!

    X

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  28. Ron, I forgot to say in my first comment how much I loved the two photos of you with your crown. Hilarious, dude!

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  29. Thanks, Matt! I made them both over at PicMonkey. The font I did on Pixlr!


    Two GREAT photo editing websites!

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  30. King Ron has a nice sound, doesn't it?!


    I had NO IDEA you could purchase something to repair your own dental crowns! Amazing what one can find on Google nowadays, huh?


    Seriously, YOU are amazing, my friend! I never would have had courage to try dentistry -- on myself, no less!! Glad it worked for you.


    I absolutely DO understand work schedules. Don't worry -- your loyal readers will be here (and glad when you return!)

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  31. Geraldine H.December 16, 2013

    Oh, I love it, home-based dentistry. :<)
    Does that mean we can dispense with the drills and filing next? LOL I've been putting off going to a dentist for a LONG while now, I know I should go but...but...well you know...why do they have to put the fear of God in us and fleece our wallets, every time?

    I really didn't know there was such a thing as crown glue Ron. Was it hard to do this? I'm guessing I'd be way too squeamish to give this a try if the need ever arose. But I only have one crown so far, so that might not happen. I'm so glad this worked for you though, hopefully it will keep on sticking!!!

    Happy Holidays and don't work too hard ok! G

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  32. Geraldine H.December 16, 2013

    PS: And there's always the string and doorknob procedure for extractions, if need be. I actually know of a man who did that!!! Not because he was hard up for money, he just couldn't face the dentist.

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  33. Helloooooooooo Debbie!

    "King Ron has a nice sound, doesn't it?!"

    HAHAHAHAHA! Debbie, that CRACKED ME UP because I had almost said that at the end of this post - "I'm a KING again!"

    "Seriously, YOU are amazing, my friend! I never would have had courage to try dentistry -- on myself, no less!! Glad it worked for you."

    Me too! And yes, it is amazing what one can find on Google nowadays. And I read several reviews on the product by people who tried it and they were mostly positive, so I decided to give it a go.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for you kind and supportive words, dear lady. This time of the year is so busy for me, so thank you for understanding :)

    Have a SUPER week. I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  34. Oh man! Thank goodness that stuff works and you were able to temporarily fix that crown! I would have freaked the fuck out too.

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  35. How awful! I have never had a crown so I don't know how this would feel but I can't think anything rock hard in your mouth would be feeling great! Don't work too hard!

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  36. Hellooooooooo Geraldine!

    "Oh, I love it, home-based dentistry. :<)"

    HA! Yeah...I may even go back to college and get a DENTIST license!

    " I've been putting off going to a dentist for a LONG while now, I know I should go but...but...well you know...why do they have to put the fear of God in us and fleece our wallets, every time?"

    I agree! I'm not very good about going to the dentist for annual checkups. I seem to only go when something happens (like when I lose a crown or some other dental emergency). It's not that fear them, but I don't have insurance, so I have to pay for everything out of my pocket.

    "I really didn't know there was such a thing as crown glue Ron. Was it hard to do this? I'm guessing I'd be way too squeamish to give this a try if the need ever arose."



    No, not hard at all. The directions are very clear and simple, and it didn't hurt or anything because basically, the tooth under the crown has no nerve. The crown glue worked GREAT!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    Happy Holidays!

    X

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  37. Bwhahahahahahahaha! That was priceless, Geraldine!


    I've never tried "the string and doorknob" procedure, but I wouldn't rule it out - HA!


    X

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  38. Thank goodness is right, Meleah!


    I wasn't even going to try to fix the crown because it's way in the back, so you really can't see it. However, after reading about Recapit online, I thought I'd give it go. And it worked!


    Much thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a super-duper week!


    X

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  39. Hey there Benze!

    "I have never had a crown so I don't know how this would feel but I can't think anything rock hard in your mouth would be feeling great!"



    I've only had this happen one other time, when it came loose 16 years ago. I have about 4 crowns in my mouth, but this is the only one that I've ever had issues with.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have an excellent week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X

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  40. I have one tooth that has a "temporary" filling in it (for the last 20 years. I was supposed to have a root canal, but there was an infection in the tooth, so the dentist put in some medication & temporarily filled the tooth to keep the medicine in. It started to chip out about 15 years ago & I was able to talk the dentist into putting another temporary filling again since the last one worked so well.

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  41. " It started to chip out about 15 years ago & I was able to talk the dentist into putting another temporary filling again since the last one worked so well."

    Wow...that's awesome, Benze!

    That's truly amazing it worked without having to get a root canal!

    Here's hoping it lasts another 20 years!!!!!

    X

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  42. Ron, as soon as I saw your post title and then the picture below it, I laughed! You are so damn funny, even when it comes to something like losing a crown!


    I'm so glad to hear that the recapit worked. Way to go! I don't know if I could have done that because I probably would have freaked out and called my dentist immediately.


    I have only one crown in my mouth, which had to have a root canal several years ago. And I was amazed because it didn't hurt at all to have it done. I'm such a chicken when it comes to the dentist. I get scared having x-rays taken!


    Don't work too hard this week, Ron, and drink lots of wine when you get home. Looking forward to reading your post on the 23rd.


    Take care!

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  43. Hey ho Robert!

    It funny because as soon as this happened last week, I thought, "Okay...I need to post about this!" We bloggers are always looking for things to post about - HA!

    "I'm so glad to hear that the recapit worked."

    Meeeeeeeeee too! And so far, so good. I purchased two tubes, just in case I need it later this month.

    "I have only one crown in my mouth, which had to have a root canal several years ago. And I was amazed because it didn't hurt at all to have it done."

    No, the procedure of having a root canal doesn't hurt at all. I've 4 root canals, and they were painless. The only pain I had was BEFORE the root canal because my tooth got infected.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy! Have a MARVI week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

    P.S. And yes....I've got my wine supply all ready for this week - HA!

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  44. For a moment, I thought you chewed on the box prized. That would have made a little girl very very unhappy.


    The amoung of DIY products in the market today is truly bewildering !

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  45. Herman TurnipDecember 16, 2013

    Argh! That made me cringe! There's something about damaged teeth that makes my skin crawl. Uuuugghh!

    Glad you were able to cement that bad boy back in place. And after reading this post I made double-sure that I was still scheduled for my six month checkup at my dentist. Heh.

    Oh, and here's hoping that you'll have a very Merry Christmas! Don't work too hard (like my wife currently is..yesh). And....there's something on the way to you in the mail. ETA is December 19th. Just a little something to throw under your tree :-)

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  46. Hellooooooooooo Jaffer!

    It's so great to see you!!!!

    "For a moment, I thought you chewed on the box prized. That would have made a little girl very very unhappy."

    Bwhahahahahahaha! OMG...that made me HOWL! That was HILARIOUS, Jaffer!!!!

    "The amoung of DIY products in the market today is truly bewildering !"



    I know, I was so surprised when I found this product online. I read several reviews about it and most everyone said it worked. And it did!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud! Hope all is well and that you're enjoying the season!


    X

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  47. Howdy Herman!

    " There's something about damaged teeth that makes my skin crawl. Uuuugghh!"

    Me too! And a few years ago, when I had issues with one of my other teeth (the one that had the abscess) I was definitely feeling that way. Uuuuuugh! What is it about teeth that you only take note to them when they cause you PAIN!?

    " And after reading this post I made double-sure that I was still scheduled for my six month checkup at my dentist. Heh."

    That's what I've got to start doing, going in for checkups.

    "Oh, and here's hoping that you'll have a very Merry Christmas!"

    Thanks buddy, and you too! I'll be posting again next week, right before Christmas, and then will be back to my regular posting schedule afterward.

    " And....there's something on the way to you in the mail. ETA is December 19th. Just a little something to throw under your tree :-)"



    Aw...you and Karin are so sweet! I will be sure to email you when it arrives, just to let you know I got it, okay?


    Have a super week and I'll see ya next Monday!


    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  48. I hope you've put enough glue on that tooth so you can enjoy the festive season without possible swallowing it. Can't recover it then can you? ha ha ha.

    Well, I hope you've got an enjoyable job since your working right up to Christmas but you've got a good amount of time off after that. Yahoooooo. Loved the pictures you used too.

    Seasonal greetings from me to you and all your loved ones. Enjoy the festivities. Eat, drink and be merry.

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  49. "I hope you've put enough glue on that tooth so you can enjoy the festive season without possible swallowing it. Can't recover it then can you? ha ha ha"

    HAHAHAHAHA! I know, I've thought that myself. I'm trying to be VERY careful about chewing on that side; being tentative.

    "Well, I hope you've got an enjoyable job since your working right up to Christmas but you've got a good amount of time off after that. Yahoooooo."

    That's one of the things I really love about my job - I have periods of working long hours (like now), but then I have a month off. I also have the month of July off as well.

    Much thanks for stopping by, Rum Punch! Seasons greetings from me to you and all your loved ones as well!

    Cheers!

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  50. ron, i saw that cement in CVS a while ago. it caught my eye because something happened to my tooth which i eventually had a freaking expensive crummy arse implant put in. i wish teeth grew back. glad it worked for you though, dental work is expensive! see you after xmas. rest yourself, please.

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  51. oh and i think based on your recommendations i will look for this tomorrow Apothic.

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  52. ".. it caught my eye because something happened to my tooth which i eventually had a freaking expensive crummy arse implant put in. i wish teeth grew back."

    Aw shucks, Val, sorry to hear about that. I'm hoping that when I get to see my dentist next month, he can replace the crown WITHOUT having to do an implant because that would be my only other option.

    *fingers crossed*

    And yes, I'm glad that this stuff worked too. Hopefully it will continue to work until next month.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

    P.S. Oh, and I used the Starbucks card today. Thank you again!!!!!

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  53. Val, you're gonna LOVE it! It's truly an AWESOME wine! Sooooo smooth!


    Cheers!

    X

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  54. Oh my......OH my.... Talk about rotten timing (no pun intended). I mean, it's that time of year when you're bored at the worksite, standing around, twiddling your thumbs. *shaking head* Your teeth seem to have a sense of timing that's unreal. And can I say this crown crud that you got to glue it back into place is kinda scary. Seriously. I'll hope it holds until you get to the dentist--but what if it doesn't wanna let go?! I'm not sure which would be worse, not holding or holding too well.
    I'm sure the dentist has dealt with this stuff before.
    k.....well....given the customers you've described during the holiday seasons, you'll have plenty of reasons to grit your teeth--and you have a legit excuse! :-)
    And you'll be the envy of those around you for having the strength to say 'no' to some of those goodies that pack on pounds.
    See, always a plus in the situation! ;-)

    Hang in there. Stay safe--and be blessed with some awesome customers who blow you away with their kindness.
    *hugs*

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  55. Hiya Mel!

    "Oh my......OH my.... Talk about rotten timing (no pun intended). Your teeth seem to have a sense of timing that's unreal. "

    HAHAHAHAHA! I know, ain't that the truth?

    "And can I say this crown crud that you got to glue it back into place is kinda scary. Seriously. I'll hope it holds until you get to the dentist--but what if it doesn't wanna let go?! I'm not sure which would be worse, not holding or holding too well."

    Actually, I read several reviews online by dentists, who said that it's an excellent temporary (and safe) product to use until you can get in to see your dentist. So far, it's worked great. Yipeee!

    "Hang in there. Stay safe--and be blessed with some awesome customers who blow you away with their kindness."

    Thank you!

    (((((((((((((((((( You )))))))))))))))))

    And thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Have a super-duper week and I'll see ya next Monday!

    X

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  56. Will try them, Ron!

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  57. Wow, you got a lot of life out of that thing, didn't you? Here's hoping the glue lasts til you see your dentist. Are you going to the same awesome one?

    p.s. Good luck with this last shopping week. I thought of you this morning while listening to a piece on NPR about retail workers who are subjected to non-stop Christmas music in their places of business. They interviewed more people than not who actually liked it. So what say you? Love it or hate it?

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  58. Hey there Kathy!

    "Wow, you got a lot of life out of that thing, didn't you? Here's hoping the glue lasts til you see your dentist. Are you going to the same awesome one?"

    I sure did! In fact, the crown in STILL in - Yahoooooo! I have to say, this stuff REALLY works! And yes, I'm still going to the same awesome dentist, who I will be seeing in January.

    "They interviewed more people than not who actually liked it. So what say you? Love it or hate it?"

    I have to say, I LOVE it! I even SING along with it! And what I really like about this time of the year, are all the families who come in from the burbs with their small children to visit Santa. It's so wonderful see Christmas through the eyes of children. It's truly magical!

    MUCH thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a FABU week! I'll see ya next Monday!

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  59. Holy Cow Ron! You seriously did get a lot of mileage out of that crown!! As you know, I have been having my own kind of Crown Dilemma lately. I had many crowns done when in my late 20's so I guess I got mileage out of mine too!! I have a temporary on now that is due to be replaced by the REAL thing on the 23rd!! Just squeezing it in before the end of the year!! My dental insurance expires on 12/31. I sure do hope that things settle down for me AND for you!! Retail does suck during the holiday season...I have suffered through many of those, my friend...and I don't envy you. Also...I understand too POOPED at the end of the day to do anything but crash!!! Will stop back to wish you a Merry Christmas!! xo Jeanne

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  60. Hey there Jeanne!

    "Holy Cow Ron! You seriously did get a lot of mileage out of that crown!!"

    Yup, I sure did....16 years, so I'm very grateful. I don't think the dentist who did the repaid back then thought I would get that much time. But he did an amazing job!

    "I had many crowns done when in my late 20's so I guess I got mileage out of mine too!!"

    Same here. Most of my crown work was done in my late 20's and 30's as well.

    " I have a temporary on now that is due to be replaced by the REAL thing on the 23rd!! Just squeezing it in before the end of the year!! My dental insurance expires on 12/31"

    You GO, Jeanne!

    "Also...I understand too POOPED at the end of the day to do anything but crash!!! "

    Yup, that's exactly what I've been doing every night...crashing. Oh well, I only have 5 more days left :)

    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Hope you're having a super week! I'll see you next Monday!

    X to you and the girlz!

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  61. Oh goodness Ron that does not sound like too much fun! I am glad you found a temporary fix to get you through the holidays though. That could put a real damper on things! Good luck in the retail industry for the holidays! If I dont get to say it before then please have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to blogging with you again after the holidays!

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  62. Hellooooooooo Shae!

    " I am glad you found a temporary fix to get you through the holidays though."

    Thank you, me too! This stuff works GREAT and it came in so handy at such a busy time for me at work. But so far, so good!

    " If I dont get to say it before then please have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to blogging with you again after the holidays!"

    Same to you, my friend! I will be posting again on Monday to wish all you guys and gals a Merry Christmas. And then I'll be getting back to my regular posting schedule and visiting everyone's blogs!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Hope you're enjoying a super holiday!

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  63. Geraldine H.December 21, 2013

    Ron, I'm so glad I found your blog, via Val's place, this past year. It's been a pleasure stopping by and reading, enjoying, laughing, a bit of crying (your mom posts)...as I shared a bit of your world, via cyberspace. Yours is a special blog.

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the good things in 2014! :<)

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  64. Aw...what a wonderful treat to come home after a loooooong day and read your comment, Geraldine! Thank you, my friend, you're comment really touched me!


    (((((((( You )))))))


    And ditto to you! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you this past year and I look forward to blogging with you in 2014!!


    Hope you're enjoying a beautiful holiday season!


    See ya soon!


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  65. Angelia SimsDecember 23, 2013

    I've been thinking of you! Knowing you are working your tail off right now. God Bless ya! January is SO CLOSE!

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  66. Thank you, Angelia! And God bless ya, too!


    One more day and the madness of retail will be over - yahoooo! And am so looking forward to spending a nice quiet day, celebrating Christmas watching some of my favorite Christmas movies and just chilling.


    And yup, bring on JANUARY!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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  67. Glad you were able to secure your crown for the remainder of 2013! All hail, King Ron!

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