Monday 10 August 2020

Sentimental Verse: DENTAL FEELINGS

Deep Dental Cleaning (perio-)
Gnashing (bruxism)
Hallowe'en verse (sugary treats)
Mercury-amalgam fillings 
Root canals
Fluoridation (3 verses: 'a brief saga')

Authors' Note: 
local: jargon for injectable local an(a)esthetic

Authors' Note: 

glossary: a lexicon of the foreign-derived, technical or obscure words of a field of work 

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to get one's just deserts: idiom, for getting what one deserves (surprisingly, this expression is unrelated to the ingestion of sugary treats).

The chief reason for needing tooth replacement in late adulthood is dental caries and its consequences. 

Authors' Note:  The use of amalgam as the basis of dental fillings is reviewed here. PLus, your favorite limericists have made some more general comments about mercury poisoning ('erethism') HERE. Although standard dental amalgam is an alloy of mercury and silver, routine removal of these fillings is not routinely recommended. Ask your dentist.

Authors' Note: 

gnathic: referring to the jaw or to the mandibular bone
idiopathic: of unknown cause

(Note that the three verses of this "brief saga" can be found in more readily legible format on the blog "Daily Illustrated Nonsense" by clicking HERE.

Here's a LIST OF LINKS to collections of intriguing poems (over 160 of these!) on medical/dental topics that can now be found on various posts. 

If you want to resume daily titillations on our blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense', click HERE. Once you arrive, you can select your time frame of interest from the calendar-based listings in the righthand margin, and check the daily offerings for any month in the years 2020 through 2022. (As of September 2022, there are over 1000 daily entries on the Daily blog, and most of these are also presented here on 'Edifying Nonsense' in topic-based collections.)

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