Wednesday, I was envying the teeth on Kamala Harris. What a smile. Joe has a good smile too.
As usual, I dreamed of the day all my teeth would fall out and I can get the implants where they build a metal scaffold in your jaws and attach permanent fake teeth. No breast implants for me: dental implants will be my version of the boob job.
But, this time, a problem occurred to me. It wouldn’t usually have thought of it, but because I had a neurologist visit the next day, I thought, “I wonder if you can get an MRI of the brain if you have all that metal in your jaw?” I have to take off earrings, glasses, hair clips, because the metal will affect the image.
I asked the neurologist the next day, and he said, “Braces, those don’t work out so well, but implants might work.”
This made me think of an adolescent with braces slamming up to the top of the MRI when the magnet turns on. Would that happen to me? To Joe Biden? You know he has that aneurysm.
Later, I read that implants aren’t made of ferromagnetic material, so they won’t come flying out of your head and injure you.
But, even if the MRI won’t hurt you, will you still get a good image with the titanium in there?
No. No you can’t.
So, there you are. Ah well. I need to double-down on the floss, then.