When I saw the Sunday Scribbling's Prompt for this week is "Second Chance", I immediately started thinking of some profound life changing experiences that I went through. Maybe I can write something inspirational or motivational. But nothing was coming up. Not that I don't have some "second chance" stories to tell...I do... but I just couldn't get it into a scribble.
Then an idea came upon my head....
I know it's silly,
but not really...
because this is exactly a second chance for me....
I am having an implant, a dental implant
and that's second chance for me!
You see, I grew up in a third world country where dental services is not affordable. ..it's not quite a necessity, it's almost a luxury. Sure we brushed our teeth 3x a day, but our water didn't have fluoride. We never went to the dentist for check-up and cleaning because we didn't have dental insurance and that would cost too much money. We'd rather spend the money on something else, like food or education. We went to the dentist when we have a tooth ache and by then it's almost too late (actually it's just cheape to have it pulled that do other remedies). Some have their teeth in tact - I bet those are the ones who didn't eat as much sweets as I did.
So, when I came here to the land of the abundance (yes, America ...the great American dream) ... I had a second chance on my teeth. Even though I am missing 3 molars, they will now be replaced with a "semi-permanent" teeth through implants. Sure it caused us an arm and a leg, but the fact that we're able to afford it (thank God for that) is such a second chance.
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