What's With Our teeth?

So whats the deal with our teeth anyway? After years of evolution, you'd think we'd have something better and less prone to cavities and stuff than this. Enamel is the hardest tissue in our body. Why does it get so messed up with those little bacteria? I mean, come on! It couldn't have been harder? I'm not talking indestructible, but just a little more? So that we don't get cavities?

And why do we have nerves in them? Whats the point? I'm not going not going to feel my food and guess what I'm eating. All they do is make it worse when you're at the dentist's!

Why can't we have been like elephants and regrow our teeth? Or atleast some of them? Root canal? Tooth extraction? No problem? I'll grow a new one soon! Or maybe like sharks? Layers and layers of teeth to replace all that you lose.

Yes, I hate going to the dentist. I hate the sound of the drill. It just sends shivers down my spine and sets my teeth tingling! And then there's that weird tingling pain when its drilling around a nerve. Eee! And lets not forget the suction that keeps making horrible sucking noises and the assistant keeps sticking it into sensitive corners of your mouth, adding to the overall pain level! Despite all this brutality, I've never actually heard anyone scream at a dentist's. Is that something that they only do in the movies?

And flossing is such a pain! You've gotta take that little piece of floss, make sure its long enough, then stick it into your mouth and jam it in between your teeth. The wisdom teeth are the hardest to get to. And there are so many times when you end up slicing through your gums. Oh, will this pain never end?

All in all, I hate having to worry about dental hygine just because our ancestors couldn't be bothered to take the right turns along the evolutionary path of human life.

3 comments:

Clampett said...

heh.

I sense that dentistry attracts sadists, but eh, it's not that bad.

no.good.at.coding said...

:D Its not. What made me vent my frustration was a series of sessions under the 'drill' and a root canal! Ow! :(

Venkster said...

Hehehe, dude this is something you're going to have to live with for the rest of your life...its like those people who hate associating with the "worker" class but always get stuck with them on the bus, on the subway, bumping into them on the road, everywhere :D...

By the way, "Eee!" is a girly scream, fix it :-|...