Why My Dentist and Dora Kick @$$


I’ll explain these bizarro pictures later in the post.

I know y’all are tired of hearing about my on-going oral saga…but I had to share with you about my return trip to the dentist today…because things are going GREAT!

I went to see Dr. Roger Wirtz and his assistant, Dora, to have more cavities filled and to be fitted for the mouthguard that will keep me from clenching my teeth at night.

Last week, you may remember that I complained about my cave tooth (my new crown)…but suffice it to say…Dr. Wirtz worked his gray-haired magic! The cave tooth is now GONE! I can eat my pumpkin/flax seed cereal with a smile on my face!

And if that wasn’t good enough…he and Dora (who is a total sweetheart)…told me they were actually happy to see me.

Happy to see ME! Ha. (If only they knew what a pain in the ass I really am. Right?)

The sweet part was that it wasn’t just a pleasantry…they really meant it. They explained that it had been a long day with some difficult cases and they were happy to have someone normal to close the day.

(Ha…at me being called normal.)

But I think the best part of what I learned at the dentist is this…

No matter what any of you say…my dentist has officially declared that I, Shelley Powers, do NOT have a big mouth…I actually have a very small mouth, thank you very much.

Okay…shut-up your laughing before I kick all of ya!

To prove that he’s right (and to give y’all another reason to laugh) I decided to display those lovely pictures at the top of this post. They are from 7th and 8th grade (mid 80s)…before and after braces.

As you can see…big teeth…little mouth…totally disgusting! That’ll teach folks to wait until after lunch to read my blog!

I’ve been dealing with teeth issues for a long time. I’m just glad to have found such wonderful folks to help me with my dental woes now. Both Dr. Wirtz and Dora were actually so very sweet (and…gentle) that I had to confess that I had been blogging about them.

So…all of y’all be good…Dr. Wirtz and Dora may be lurking.

Oh…and I’m fully ready for y’all to rip on the photos. I know you’re dying to…so knock yourselves out.


10 Responses to “Why My Dentist and Dora Kick @$$”

  1. NOLAgirl Says:

    Wow. Don’t know what to say. You got me with the teeth pictures. 😉

    P.S. Is Dr. Wirtz married?

    P.P.S. Is Dora short, and does she carry a backpack??

  2. TALK! Says:

    I don’t know if Dr. Wirtz is married…he’s always wearing rubber gloves. But I’m guessing…yes, he is.

    And Dora…she looks nothing like Dora the Explorer. She’s tall with the sweetest smile…very white teeth…and, when the flourescent lights in the ceiling hit her just right…she looks like an angel.

    Or maybe I just think that because she does such a great job with the suction.

    Either way…she’s great.

  3. double d Says:

    YIKES!! Ok, I have been forced by my husband to watch Predator, Predator 2, Predator 3 AND Alien vs. Predator, each at least 20 times, so I am initmately familiar with this…


    Those mouth pics flashed me directly to this image in my mind. Of course, I’m not talking about the other pictures of you, just the mouth pics.

    BTW, I had the same little silver thingys on my bottom teeth for my permanent retainer that I wore from the time I got my braces off at 16 until I was 21!

    Please, no more mouth pics…I freaks me out and I won’t be able to sleep at night.

  4. TALK! Says:

    I’ll try to refrain from mouth pics…but I make no promises. 😉

    I, too, wore my bottom retainer for years…15-21.

  5. suzi-q Says:

    All I can say is that was the very best several thousand dollars ever spent. You are beautiful Shell.

  6. TALK! Says:

    Thanks, Suzi-Q…so are you!

    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow.

    Everybody…wish Suzi-Q a Happy Birthday (it’s Friday)!

  7. double d Says:

    You say it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday to you….


    September babies truly RAWK!

  8. NOLAgirl Says:

    Happy Birthday Suzi Q!!! Hope it is a FABULOUS day!

  9. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Happy Birthday Suzi Q! Hope you get all kinds of good presents!

    Shelley- You have a great smile. Your dentist should use you in his ads! (Is he the sexy gray-haired doc?)

  10. Quossum Says:

    Yikes! You did have an…uh, ah…unique set of choppers back then. It’s amazing what they can do. My DH has a plaster cast of his teeth pre-braces that would put you in a cold sweat.

    Luckily, though the good Lord saw fit to curse me with a debilitating dentist phobia, He also in His providence chose to bless me with a good mouth–and flippin’ BIG, too. I’ve got gaps between those babies you could park a bus in. There was even room for the wisdom teeth to come in.



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