March 5th, 2010


:: Teeth Guard ::

:: Teeth Guard ::

Finally I received my teeth guard from Calvin yesterday.

Calvin (LJ user = “Smeowly”) is a dental specialist at T32 Dental Centre.

T32 is located on the highest floor of the Camden Medical Centre.

Situated between Orchard and Tanglin, T32 commands a picturesque

View of the Jervois and the Embassy area. I could see many large

Bungalows with their private pools, stretching all the way till Alexandra Road.

A week ago, I visited Calvin for a general inspection and consultation.

He revealed that my excessive teeth grinding (during my sleep) has caused

Certain bone growth at the base of my mouth. He advised the use of a

Mouth guard, to prevent further wear and tear of my teeth.

I had to agree.

I have had teeth clenching as long as I could remember.

My teeth clenching and grinding is so severe that they invade my

Dreams – my dreams would shift into ‘Nightmare Mode’ where I would

Frantically try to pry my jaws open, to no avail.

In fact, I recall having dreams so bad that I would think

That my teeth, particularly my front teeth, would shatter.

I shared my fears with Calvin.

And so, Calvin made a teeth guard for me.

He’s a great dentist, and patiently went through the process

With me, step-by-step, aided with instant photos taken of my

Teeth with this neat micro-camera gadgetry thingee.

A week later, yesterday, I collected my teeth guard.

“You could even wear it to the gym,” Calvin added.

“Studies have shown that lifters can lift heavier using these.”


Anyway, I tried it for the first time, last night.

Before I went to bed.

The teeth guard was a perfect fit.

It was molded to an imprint of my jaw.

While I slept naturally, and I slept well,

I remember being roused from my deep sleep cycle

Feeling the plastic guard – I must be grinding again.

Thank you teeth guard, my jaw saver.

And here’s to narrower cheeks.