Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Looking at your own teeth

(In less than 12 hours I will be done with our last Histology exam! Then my Thanksgiving break begins. I’m staying in Philadelphia but looking forward to having my baby brother here with me. Okay. A couple more slides…)

Looking at my own teeth is now one of my favorite hobbies. Now that I know what teeth are supposed to look like, it’s fun to look at my own teeth.

You know you’re in dental school when you get a free small mirror and you get really excited… because it fits in your mouth. You can stare at your maxillary teeth all day long. (Do you see how my third molar- because my second one is missing- is ridiculously twisted?)

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Also during an evening watching Youtube clips with friends, we talked about celebrities’ teeth: “Her teeth look a little off. What is it?” “He has a small gap between his maxillary laterals and canines.” Um.

I used to feel uneasy talking to psychology or performance majors because I felt like the former was analyzing me or the latter was “acting”/lying. On a similar note about how occupations can seep into your life, dentistry is doing the same thing to us! All we see is teeth. (“I guess he has nice hair… but did you see his teeth? Swoon.”)

What weird occupational hobbies do you have?


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