Happy almost Fourth of July everyone! What a great holiday the Fourth of July is. I don't have to work on Friday, I get to hang out with my family on the lake, I get to see my newest niece or nephew be born, water ski, I get to drink alcohol while floating on a raft, wake board, I don't have to work on Friday...you get the point. It's going to be more fun and happiness than I might be able to handle, all because of American independence. (Well not my niece or nephew being born, that's due to extraordinary timing put forth by his parents.)
What I do not completely understand is why everyone uses our nation's independence day as an excuse to drink massive quantities of alcohol. I admit, I'm one of the guilty ones. Anyway, this leads me to my point. (Yes I have one.) My sister is a nurse, formerly working in the emergency unit at Detroit Receiving Hospital, so she has seen her fair share of what I like to refer to as "Holy Mother Moments", and I'm not talking about anything religious if you get my drift. She told me that every nurse wants the Fourth off because so many drunken idiots end up in the ER with a virtual rainbow of injuries that would completely blow your hair back. This includes facial injuries, which almost always involves your teeth.
So when you're out there having fun, make sure it's not too much fun. No opening bottles with your teeth, no running in the dark, no driving drunk, no dancing around with sparklers in between your teeth. I know it's fun but you look like a moron. Besides that you will most likely end up in the hospital right next to the guy with the fishhook in his lip and a bottle rocket burn on his butt. (Not a good look for anyone.) If you are lucky enough not to end up in the ER you might be calling Dr. Jeff for an emergency appointment over the weekend. In general dentists have a rule about that by the way. If anyone calls us with an "idiot injury" over the weekend of the Fourth we make them a set of wooden dentures just like our founding father George Washington.
I'm kidding, have fun and be careful. We like your teeth just the way they are...unless they're jacked up, and in that case we have ways to remedy that...seriously.
Happy Fourth of July!
Office Manager/Liberty Belle