Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Crooked Tooth

Diary Entry – 33

Mom: We should take you to a dentist sometime.

Me: Why? Is something wrong with my teeth?

Mom: Mmm there is nothing wrong with your teeth but it does not hurt to get an opinion about things from a professional.

Me: Uh? Opinion about what?

Mom: Your teeth of course. I think we can make it look better than what it is now.

Me: Oh you mean get a cleaning? I could use that. I hear women these days are attracted to weird things like manicured nails and straightened hair. Whitening my teeth seems a lot more logical that all that.

Mom: Well I was thinking more in the lines of braces da.

Me: What? Why do I need braces? Is my teeth misaligned or something?

Mom: I think your teeth are a bit crooked.

(I run to bathroom to look into the mirror.)

Me: Oh my god. Mom why did you not tell me this before? I thought normal human beings had teeth like mine. :O

Mom: It is nothing to worry about. We can get it fixed in a few months.

Me: Will wearing braces be painful.

Mom: You don’t have to worry. It will be a little uncomfortable at first but you will get used to it. Also these days they have these internal braces you can wear.

Me: Okay. I want to get this done as soon as possible.

Mom: You can also get your teeth whitened when you are there. The Dentist is my patient so you will get quality treatment.

Me: Hmmm okay.

I go to the dentist. Lie down and get my teeth cleaned and whitened.

Dentist: Your mother tells me that your teeth are crooked and you might need braces to fix it.

Me: Yeah she told me that too. Is it very bad?

Dentist: Exactly the teeth in which jaw does she find crooked?

Me: What? You are asking me?

Dentist: Well I am not sure which tooth she finds crooked.

Me: Why don’t we call her up then?

I call.

Mom: Hello. What happened?

Me: Amma. Which tooth do you have a problem with?

Mom: What? Give the phone to the dentist.

Me: Okay

My mom and the dentist have a small talk and the dentist hands the phone back to me.

Dentist: Open your mouth.

Me: Aaahhhhhh.

Dentist: I think she is talking about this tooth over here. It is slightly crooked.

Me: Can we fix it? Is it very bad?

Dentist: Tell me. What course are you doing right now?

Me: huh? I am doing engineering?

Dentist: You plan to make a career as a model or movie star?

Me: What? No. 

Dentist: Then nobody is going to notice this one crooked tooth of yours. Have a good day.

 When in doubt about how I look, I ask the opinion of the lady who noticed the crooked tooth that even the dentist could not find after examining my mouth. Most of the time she thinks I look great. Nothing can be more reassuring.   

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32 Comments for this post:

Unknown said...

Nice one Abhishek

Khushboo W said...

Really good! Well written, leaves you with a smile on your face and that's all you want! :D :D
Naice! :P :D
And the pics were cute! :D

Spaceman Spiff said...

:D Moms!!! :O

Red Handed said...

hahahaha future movie star eh?
Cutttee mom u got!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

That was a good one. Hmmm Mom's are the best always

Veneers Rockland said...

With veneers, no one will be able to tell you weren’t born with that perfect smile.

Confused Soul said...

Acho your Mom is so pavam da.. And you made me laugh when the doc couldn't fig it out...LOl .. Nice read :D

Priyanka Kamath said...

mums can be the best critics.. Sometimes, they over do it too :P

This one was such a cute post :)

Megha Sarin said...

Haha. Mom’s can really go overboard at times!


Gargi Gupta said...

So that was your tooth story...pretty cool...you should be lucky enough to have escaped the fixing part...I've heard its painful!....and yeah, Moms!! :D

Priyanka Kamath said...

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Sujatha Sathya said...

aww! sweet mom!
wondering what the dentist thought of the strange situation!

Santosh Namby said...


The Narcissist said...

He must have been left wondering why he became a dentist :D

The Narcissist said...

My teeth are in perfect shape :D

The Narcissist said...

Mine sure does :D

The Narcissist said...

Thank you and thank you again :D

I will let you know soon :)

The Narcissist said...

Thank you :) I am glad you liked it :)

The Narcissist said...

I would like to believe I have perfect smile without the need for a veneer

The Narcissist said...

Thank you :)

The Narcissist said...

I already a movie star now :D :D

The Narcissist said...

Yeah I know :D

The Narcissist said...

Thank you :)

The Narcissist said...

Thank you :)

Nirali Naik said...

This is so awww :D Movie star it seems :P !! Mum's I tell you , so cute she is :D

Lancy said...

ha ha ha :) One of my teeth is crooked too :P
Nice Writing Style..
Neenga Tamil ah?? :)

The Narcissist said...

Yes I try to escape the eyes of directors :P

The Narcissist said...

Ahma Tamil dhan :D :D

Lancy said...

Naan neenga malayalam nu nenaichaen :)

The Narcissist said...

I am actually a mallu but I lived in Chennai almost all my life.

The Narcissist said...

THank you :)