Saturday, 25 July 2015

Random notes about teeth [EF #26]

Haha I don't really feel like writing for EF so far, but I already promised, and a promise is a promise.. 

So the challenge this week (last week, actually :-) ) is about going to the dentist. 

Am I afraid of going to the dentist?
Yes! But the reason is because here, I'm afraid it will cost me too much! big grin
I don't know about other countries but at least in Germany and Australia, the two countries other than Indo that I've been living in, everyone should have medical insurance. Usually, optical and dental expenses are two things not covered by basic medical insurance plan (for foreigner). In Indonesia I could still afford dental service but in those two countries, it is much more expensive (as are other things, no? big grin). During my stay in Germany I was lucky not to have problem with my teeth. But here in Oz, at least two times I had dental problems. Just few months after I moved here I had problem with my dental filling, which I cured with temporary dental filling fix to save my money. But when suddenly I had toothache one afternoon, I had to spend $120 for x rays and consultation (yet the dentist couldn't find what's wrong... and magically the toothache was just gone afterwards big grinbig grin).

So how expensive is it actually? I don't know exactly..big grin Well a friend of mine said he spent more than $1000 for caring a tooth with filling problem, and another friend was flying back to his home country Iran for having a small dental surgery as he said the surgery cost plus flight ticket are still less expensive than having the surgery here...
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I was afraid of going to the dentist when I was still in primary school; that time when a child starts losing baby teeth. When a baby tooth doesn't fall out naturally, it should get pulled, and that happened to me few times, getting anaesthetic injection into the gum hypnotized. Then when I was in senior high, I had dental fillings for three - four teeth. 

I don't remember when I started to regularly brush my teeth before bed time, but it was too late (as I already had fillings, which means I had cavities already sad). But it's still really a good habit, as so far I have no more new tooth problem. And that's why I make this also a habit for my son since he was around 2 years old. I'm happy that his teeth seem clean and healthy. Hopefully he will not have any tooth related problem (and the expensive-dental-service related problem) like me!

Pic taken by a friend last year (my son was 3 y o). I don't know why he posed like that happy

14 comments:

  1. Akhirnyaaa Bu Vita turun gunung. Hahaha. Itu pose-nya Hanif cocok bwt iklan pasta gigi :D

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    1. Rin, turun gunung juga dong, masuk tim BEC.. Aku kl ga lg studi pgn bgt menyokong Bec yg lg goyah sebentar.. (biasa lah..kyk band2 personel keluar masuk..tp msh bs berkarya kan.. ) wkwk malah ngelantur

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    2. Ahaha, kya band2 anak muda ya?! Ciyee anak muda :D pdhal mah demen-nya dngerin Bon Jovi, yg makin tua makin jadi. *tambah ngelantur*
      Aniway, gw siap mendukung timnas! *Heuh? Makin ngelantur ga jelas :D

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    3. Capture screen. Kirim ke admin ahhhh. Rina dah kasih lampu hijau. Asikkk

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    4. Baru baca postingan ini. Maaf kemaren-kemaren kesita lagi ama kerjaan kantor dan gak fokus ngeblog. Alhamdulillaah ada tambahan satu lagi bala bantuan. Aku bingung iki yak opo sakjane admin sing liyane..

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  2. You dont know why he posed like that.
    Do you happen also not to know why he posed 'rubbing my tummy' on a pic you sent me? :)))))

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    1. Oh iyaaaa..kl yg itu aku g yakin..aku nggak ingat nggak nyuruh dia... (double negative sentence wkwk..)..tp beneran ga ingat xD

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  3. comment lagi ah :D akhirnyaaa ini post di submit ke BEC :) hahaha!

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    1. Lho pada saat yg sama lgsg aku submit di link nya BEC kok.. berarti ga langsung muncul ya itu di list linknya?
      btw aku tergerak utk melanjutkan post watak dasar lho.. tp blm kelar :p

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  4. gak langsung muncul. makanyaa..apa lupa di-submit atau emang nunggu timing yang tepat. hehehe! btw, iyaa.. jadi mau ngebahas yang watak dasar itu, karena beberapa penjelasannya menarik utk dibahas. hadeuhh.. ini gw ketahuan banget orang analytical-nya :D

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  5. $1000? Really?
    Thank you Vita for your post and email. Haven't replied yet but had read it over and over again. Really appreciate what you wrote there.

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    1. Beneran.. ini temenku yg udah jadi permanent resident di sini.. akhirnya pas mudik giginya yg bermasalah itu dicabut sekalian :D

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    2. Kalau gitu lbh baik ompongin gigi sblm ke sana ya. Hehe

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