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Back to the Business of Blogging!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 8:30 am

      So, as you can see, my website redesign is finally complete! I wanted this site to be a useful resource for all of you but there were some functional errors with navigation and, to be honest, the site looked like a mess. I am not the most tech-savvy person in the world […]

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Bad dentists shouldn’t give good dentists a bad name….

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 5:35 am

So, this isn’t going to be a very structured post or anything. No fun photos or clever one-liners or anything like that. This is just a totally random, spur-of-the-moment observation of mine. This happens often. We are very, very vocal when our dentist gets it wrong. Face it, teeth are a sensitive issue on all […]

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Before Dentures: Ugly Duckling Syndrome

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I want people to fully understand the transformation I went through when I received my dentures.  Before dentures, I lacked confidence and self-esteem in regards to my physical appearance. This was something I struggled with my whole life. The effects of rapid tooth decay only amplified my already existing struggle with self-image. I would be […]

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Do I regret getting dentures?

Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

The answer is: Absolutely not.  This is such an open ended question that it’s hard to even put my thoughts in order. But here goes. I regret that I didn’t have better dental care as a child. I regret that my parents didn’t literally stand over me and make me brush my teeth. I regret […]

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Dating With Dentures

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 3:11 am

A common concern among many denture wearers is: How will my dentures affect my dating life? This is a legitimate concern. I mean, the real-estate that your dentures take up happens to be in a pretty intimate location.  Smiling, laughing, talking, kissing, more talking, more smiling, more laughing, repeat—no wonder there is so much anxiety […]

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Loose Implant Abutment

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I think I put entirely too much thought into how this blog is going to pan out. From now on, if I have a cool, attractive looking post with pictures, awesome…. it’s just not going to happen often LOL! I’m just going to at least try to update it regularly and post the “Share Your […]

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Kalinjax: Where I got my screen name

Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 2:56 am

I’ve been called Kali and Kalin very frequently so most are confused when they find out my name is actually ‘Kristi’. Yes, that’s it. Kristi is not short for Kristin or Kristina or any of the such lol. My initials are K.A.L (even before I got married, lucky me!) and I live *in* Jax (Jacksonville, […]

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Loose All-on-4 Bridge: Update

Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at 3:45 am

Things are going south pretty quickly. My bridge is so loose that if I don’t get somewhere to get these screws tightened by Monday, I think the whole thing is going to fall out. I feel pretty helpless given the fact that it’s Saturday. Just within the past several hours it’s gotten so bad that […]

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