Sensitive Teeth

You may have heard this story recently during a plank in my class. A few weeks ago I had a regular cleaning at my dentist. He asked me if I’d notice any changes lately and I told him that sometimes, but not all the time, I’m sensitive to cold. He sent me home with sensodyne toothpaste and some fluoride toothpaste. He didn’t seem that concerned.

Then I stopped by my mom’s and I told her. I said, “It’s odd because it doesn’t happen all the time so I’m not used to it. Each time it happens it’s like a little surprise.”

And this is when my mother, my own flesh and blood, laughed at me. “Oh, Maggie,” she said with a sinister yet loving smile. “At thirty, it’s sensitive, teeth. Surprise!” She said. “A few years later you get up from a chair and oh how your knee hurts. Surprise! From here on out, Maggie, it’s a life of little surprises.”

We both had a good laugh. I’m sure she is right. No doubt there are some downsides to the aging process, but it’s just more incentive to keep moving and stay healthy. The healthier I am now, the happier I think I’ll be when I’m eighty even if ice cream stings my teeth.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Sedation Dentist Chicago December 13, 2011 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Hello Maggie! It’s good to know that you finally ended up with a big laughter.
    Sensitive teeth are a common problem, and probably that’s why you felt that your dentist is not concerned. Hope you won’t have any more teeth problems and you can keep on enjoying your ice creams. All the Best…

  2. Cosmetic dentistry December 13, 2011 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Hey Maggie, how are you now? Hope your teeth are not giving you any more trouble. You need not to worry much about it and do keep laughing please.
    I liked your blog and please keep sharing…

  3. Dental Implant December 16, 2011 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Your smiling face doesn’t say that you have teeth problem. Whatever the problem you are having at the moment will get over soon. No worries and keep smiling like this!

  4. Deborah December 17, 2011 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Ice cream, you scream we all scream for ice cream……give it up……no way! the sensitivity will go away……

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