Have you ever experienced dentophobia in your life?
Starting from a young age, I was never a very frequent dentist visitor. I have never had the good fortune of finding a dentist who will understand my fear of pain and dental gadgets. I have had several gum surgeries and painful tooth extractions that do not bring me such fond memories. That is the main reason my teeth were always left to myself with a toothbrush and a toothpaste, sometimes a little dental floss if needed.
For the holidays, I stayed with my family in Salt Lake City, on the recommendation of my friends. A modern city in Utah with beautiful scenery and exceptional food. We stayed at a local hotel to get as close as possible to the city’s attractions. After we spent some time resting in our room, my friend wanted us to go skiing. Honestly, I am not a fan of winter sports or cold weather in general, but I wanted to please her. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned, so we visited The Utah Olympic Park because it had a lot of activities itself. We went ziplining and rock climbing, in general we had a great time.
That is when the problem arises. My molars were always in bad condition, but my phobia did not allow me to treat them properly. It often happens that my ear canals start hurting due to a broken tooth and cause pain in my entire head. This is exactly what happened to me while staying in Salt Lake City. Cold weather, loud music that I am used to listening to, and a couple of wrong snacks started the agony. The pain was intense and unbearable. I realized that I was procrastinating enough and that it was time to fight my fear. I searched online for a Salt Lake City emergency dentist with good recommendations who could help me right away.
Luckily, I came across a Salt Lake City emergency dentist with some excellent reviews, and I decided to give it a try. Firstly, I called them to schedule an urgent appointment if possible and to explain my situation. Very polite staff helped me immediately, they gave me instructions on how to relieve the pain a little. More importantly, I could come straightaway, they promised they will help me as soon as I arrive. I won’t lie to you, I was very nervous and scared. What if I am on the threshold of another bad and painful experience? What if things get complicated and I hit the dentist in affect? To be honest, it would not be the first time this has happened to me. I started to feel anxious again. To be or not to be, that was the question right now.
I encouraged myself, I guess there is not much reason to worry. I packed up and headed for the ambulance. I arrived quickly, the dentist was waiting for me already. I wanted to sit down and talk about my fear with him before we started. In my personal opinion, a dentist should be a psychologist in some way, you know. I want to work with a person who won’t judge me based on my phobia, and this time I came across the right one. The dentist was understanding towards me, he encouraged me also by saying that he was afraid too but his profession helped him to release his fear. I was finally happy and calm knowing that I had come to the right place.
We started the intervention with a brief examination, the dentist told me that I had to remove my lower molar on the left because it could not be cured. That was the reason I felt intense pain whenever I ate. Tooth extraction has always been a big challenge for me because I had to refrain from crying out of fear. But this time that was not the case. Everything went quickly and painlessly, I couldn’t believe I didn’t feel even the slightest pain. At every moment I was informed what the dentist is going to do next, how long it would take and stuff like that. And just like that, my tooth was removed.
I felt relieved because I finally found the right dentist for me. So my vacation turned into overcoming my fear, but I didn’t regret it in any moment!
I wanted to share this story about our Dog, Dublin because I know many people have gone through a similar situation and no matter who it happens to, it is always a devastating thing. I also wanted to share this story because of this great company that creates an exact plush replica of your pet. So to all those people out there, there is hope to have your beloved pet back! Read on to hear our story.
It was a hard day when I came home from work to find that my dog, Dublin, had some how found his way out the yard. I spent several days looking for him, but I couldn’t find him anywhere. I posted flyers and contacted all of the local shelters hoping someone would find him and bring him home. The person who suffered the most during this time was my son, Derek.
Dublin had been Derek’s best friends since the time we brought him home. He followed Derek everywhere and slept next to him at night. Now that he was gone Derek refused to sleep, he would stay up all night crying for Dublin. It broke my heart to see him so torn up, but I wasn’t sure what I could do. At one point I even considered taking him to see a doctor.
Then one day, while Derek was in daycare, I went out with a friend of mine and I told her everything about Dublin and Derek. She suggested I look into getting a custom made stuffed animal.
“If you have a picture of Dublin you can send it to them and they can make a stuffed animal that’s an exact replica of him,” she told me. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I thought it was too good to be true. I thanked her for her suggestion and then practically ran home.
I was very excited as I typed “custom made stuffed animals” into the search engine. Sure enough, I could order a stuffed dog that looked exactly like Dublin.
A couple months later there was a box on the porch when Derek and I got home from a trip to the park.
“What’s in the box?” Derek asked as we walked into the dining room.
“A surprise for you!” I told him as I opened the box.
His face lit up as I handed him the stuffed dog, “It looks like Dublin!”
“Yes he does. Daddy got him for you to keep you company until Dublin comes home”
That night much to my relief, Derek slept peacefully snuggled up to “Little Dublin”.
I had never heard of custom made stuffed animals before my friend suggested I look into it. I’m very glad I did. My son is much happier since “Little Dublin” joined our family. We are still hoping Dublin comes home, but until then, my son has someone to keep him company and keep the monsters away at night.
I am a regular, fun-loving man from Canada. I believe, tattoos are an extension of one’s personality. They are also an expression of the hidden desires and at times, the alter ego of a person. Therefore, when I decided to have a tattoo, it wasn’t just body art for me, but a message that I wished to convey through it. I had first got inked when I was just 20—young and restless. I was racing against time and anything conventional was not for me, I thought. Therefore, a Devil’s face was the perfect message that I wished to send out to people, through a tattoo on my body. For many months to come, I was really proud of the Devil, sitting angrily on my forearm. But, then as I grew older, my thoughts changed. And now, at the age of 30, I am a different person altogether. I am no more a Devil’s advocate. And this tattoo is now an eyesore for me. I want to get rid of it, so I had to find the best tattoo removal company in Edmonton.
I think, many people go through similar situations. Reasons may be different, but it’s not necessary that the tattoo I once loved so much will always make sense to me. Therefore, I Google searched ‘tattoo removal Edmonton’. When I came to know that there was a company in my neighborhood of Edmonton, AB, Canada, I couldn’t be more pleased.
With laser techniques, now getting rid of a tattoo is like a rescue mission for many like me. I know of a friend, who regretted a tattoo so much that he cried over it day and night. Actually, he had got his girlfriend’s name inked on his chest, only to break up months later. He was about to get married to another girl and his wife-to-be warned him to remove the tattoo or forget her. Thankfully, he could get it removed within hours.
When I walked into the tattoo removal clinic, I was explained the procedure. Through laser technique, the ink particles are broken and brought to the outside of the skin cells. When the ink particles are on the outer surface of the skin, the immune system of our body recognizes tattoo ink as a foreign object and eventually eliminates through our lymphatic system over a period of time. As against the popular belief that laser removal of the tattoo doesn’t hurt a lot, all I felt was a sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin over and over at a rapid pace. It even made a sounds like that. But maybe I’m just super strong because I’ve heard many many horror stories about the pain!
I walked out of Tattoo Removal Edmonton as a new me and hope to get it completely removed before I find something else interesting to get inked!
I thought I’d share this cool video. It’s a diary of a guy who is removing his tattoos. Of course I saw this and thought, man I should have done a video myself! But, since I didn’t, I thought I’d share this one 🙂 This guy does talk about how painful it is regularly throughout the video, so maybe it`s just me that didn’t think it was that bad?
I personally love making scrapbooks. It helps to store family or personal memories in one place. The newest way I started creating, was with an online scrapbook. This way is great because it saves you money in the long run since you don’t have to go out and buy any physical materials. All you have to do is sign up to a site, and everything is there at your fingertips! Of course you can purchase extra’s that aren’t included, but even then, it is extremely cheap and affordable.
The ultimate online scrapbook maker that I personally recommend can be researched at www.scrapbookingwithus.com. I have been using My Memories Suite software for quite some time now and I find it extremely easy to learn, easy to do, and I feel very satisfied with the outcome of my book. By no means am I a professional scrapbooking, heck I just started making them a couple years ago; when I realized all my treasured pictures are sitting around in a box collecting dust. I had some time on my hands, so decided to put them all together in a nice looking album. One thing led to another, and before I even realized it, I was scrapbooking!
But since our World has turned into a technological World, most of my newest pictures are found on my digital camera, then onto my computer. I never really got around to printing them off to have the physical copies to look through, instead, I found myself sitting at my computer for hours going through all my pictures. Sure it’s great to quickly skim through picture after picture after picture, but I found myself thinking that the pictures just aren’t doing the experience I had any justice. That’s when I started to look into making because picture pages, but doing it online.
Below is a video that explains what digital scrapbooking is, and how you can get started! Beware though, I don’t use any of their recommended softwares, as I found some that are much easier and straightforward to use (like My Memories Suite software for one example). But this clip can get you the understanding you need.
The benefits to making an online scrapbook are endless. First and foremost, the mess to clean up is non-existent! No scraps, no glue stuck to the table, no ribbons tied around my ankle! Another benefit is that if you don’t finish it in your first sitting, you don’t have to put everything away, you just save it, and come back to it when you’re ready to start again. Everything you previously did will be there as soon as you come back. No set up time, nothing! Another great thing about online scrapbooks is that if you make a mistake, you can fix it! That’s not necessarily the case for physical books.
So there you have it! Hope this gives you a little bit of a curiosity and gets you out searching in the internet World to find a scrapbook site that you love!