Irrational Fear Comics: the Bitter Tooth

We have a lot of fears. Some make sense; others, not so much. This latter type will be featured once monthly until we run out of material, at which point, we might begin accepting the fears of our readers. 

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Welcome to the fear I hope is irrational the most! Up to three times a day, I will hesitate for a moment before I begin brushing so that I can worry to myself. “Will this be the day that they just cave into my face?” I don’t have a lot of tooth loss nightmares, but daymares. I know exactly how it would feel, how it would look as I watched it happening. Somehow, the thought that they might snap off at the root is a thousand times worse than losing them at all. Maybe there would be blood, but probably there would just be a smell. Oh god.

I have been having this thought ever since I had my adult set come in, whatever age that is. I have never had a cavity. The dentist was always kind to me, and encouraged me to keep doing whatever I had been doing in my dental care routine. And I have! I just brush and feel good about it. I concentrate on that little “tooth prayer” which isn’t a prayer so much as it is a reminder of my vows to my teeth, which I take seriously and trust that they do the same. Teeth, please never leave me. Please never abandon my head.

I’m so afraid.

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