I just went to the dentist for professional teeth-whitening, like the kind they do on Ten Years Younger or Extreme Makeover. Um, did anyone of you know that this hurts like a bitch? Because I did not.
Basically, it stimulates the nerves in the teeth, and I'm getting these "twinges" that hurt so much that they make my mouth water and cause me to involuntarily pound my fist into my thigh. My dentist was truly wonderful, truly sensitive and helpful. (Well, except for him not explaining that this could happen ahead of time, really.)
Apparently, this is rare. I am special! I'm like one of the tiny green aliens in Toy Story at the pizza arcade! Ooooo! The Claw! I have been chooosen!
I'm taking Advil like it's going out of style. I can see a difference in the brightness already, and I'm sure I'll be pleased later. Muc later. Right now I have to find a way to go to work without terrifying the rest of the newsroom as I involuntary pound on my desk for no discernible reason (to them) when my teeth hurt.
What? Oh, don't mind me. I'm just the drooling photographer who's hitting her desk today. Carry on!