June 29th, 2007


off to a good start

I just called in to report a lost credit card. Fortunately there aren't any new charges on it, so it appears to be genuinely lost and not stolen. (While I was on the phone with the customer service rep he tried to sell me some sort of credit protection plan, and I had to say 'no' three times before he would give it a rest. Annoying.)

But that's all taken care of, so now I can concentrate on my next task for the day: going to the dentist.
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teeth update

Before today, the last time I went to a dentist was when I lived in New Jersey in 1999. So, that isn't so good, and I was worried that I would pay dearly for my years of dental neglect.

The cleaning was, in fact, pretty damn painful. (It is time to start flossing again, since I seem to recall that makes dental visits hurt less.) On the upside, apart from one small cavity everthing seemed to be pretty OK; no problems with bone loss (I was worried about gum disease), my existing fillings seemed to be in good shape, etc.

So I got off pretty easy. Although I have to go back in a month for a follow-up cleaning and to get the cavity filled. Well, we'll see how that goes. In the meantime: floss.

Providence-area folks looking for a dentist may wish to know that I went to see Dr. Pochebit on Waterman Street (274-2743), who I heard about from coffee_drinker.