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Ruffinogold
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SO , my luck is so bad that if I fell into a barrel of titties , Id still come out sucking my thumb

Since 2019 , Ive had some teeth issues unfortunately . My dentist retired when the covid ridiculous shit show started and I didnt realize that an issue I had was advancing . Long story short , I had a disease thing and this past Monday I got upper dentures . My bottoms are good thankfully . As far as dentures go , the place I used was fantastic

Other than the obvious drag of the situation , what I think bugs me the most , is that though Im only 4 days in [ or out , lol ] .... clenching isnt going to happen anytime soon . For me that is a bitch . I mean , Im a clencher all the way . Its not often I hold a pipe and smoke . Ive been clenching since I was 13 . So , the last few days its like ...... ok this is gonna take getting used to

With any luck , all will go well and Ill be clenching again soon enough . If not , it will take as much getting used to not clenching as it is having dentures . Lol , I was hanging with my good friend , Simon [ we smoke together ] and yesterday I was like ... Man , I cant clench , F.M.L . He's a Redcoat and he said to me .... " you clench because youre Italian " .. lol .. I dont know what that means but I almost laughed my teeth out :lol: Simon and I get together at least once or twice a week and sometimes more . He is one of my favorite people on the planet and he really enjoys his pipe . Lately , weve smoked some cigars together too and I turned him on to some stuff and White Owls , which he seems to enjoy as much as I do
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Ruffinogold wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:09 pm SO , my luck is so bad that if I feel into a barrel of titties , Id still come out sucking my thumb

Since 2019 , Ive had some teeth issues unfortunately . My dentist retired when the covid ridiculous shit show started and I didnt realize that an issue I had was advancing . Long story short , I had a disease thing and this past Monday I got upper dentures . My bottoms are good thankfully . As far as dentures go , the place I used was fantastic

Other than the obvious drag of the situation , what I think bugs me the most , is that though Im only 4 days in [ or out , lol ] .... clenching isnt going to happen anytime soon . For me that is a bitch . I mean , Im a clencher all the way . Its not often I hold a pipe and smoke . Ive been clenching since I was 13 . So , the last few days its like ...... ok this is gonna take getting used to

With any luck , all will go well and Ill be clenching again soon enough . If not , it will take as much getting used to not clenching as it is having dentures . Lol , I was hanging with my good friend , Simon [ we smoke together ] and yesterday I was like ... Man , I cant clench , F.M.L . He's a Redcoat and he said to me .... " you clench because youre Italian " .. lol .. I dont know what that means but I almost laughed my teeth out :lol: Simon and I get together at least once or twice a week and sometimes more . He is one of my favorite people on the planet and he really enjoys his pipe . Lately , weve smoked some cigars together too and I turned him on to some stuff and White Owls , which he seems to enjoy as much as I do
I'm not being a smart ass (for a change) maybe try one of those falcons with the dental bit to try and re-train yourself to clench again. And some pipes lighter than the usual dago war clubs you smoke (OK, I couldn't resist at least a little smartassery)
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Mr Beardsley wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:19 pm
Ruffinogold wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:09 pm SO , my luck is so bad that if I feel into a barrel of titties , Id still come out sucking my thumb

Since 2019 , Ive had some teeth issues unfortunately . My dentist retired when the covid ridiculous shit show started and I didnt realize that an issue I had was advancing . Long story short , I had a disease thing and this past Monday I got upper dentures . My bottoms are good thankfully . As far as dentures go , the place I used was fantastic

Other than the obvious drag of the situation , what I think bugs me the most , is that though Im only 4 days in [ or out , lol ] .... clenching isnt going to happen anytime soon . For me that is a bitch . I mean , Im a clencher all the way . Its not often I hold a pipe and smoke . Ive been clenching since I was 13 . So , the last few days its like ...... ok this is gonna take getting used to

With any luck , all will go well and Ill be clenching again soon enough . If not , it will take as much getting used to not clenching as it is having dentures . Lol , I was hanging with my good friend , Simon [ we smoke together ] and yesterday I was like ... Man , I cant clench , F.M.L . He's a Redcoat and he said to me .... " you clench because youre Italian " .. lol .. I dont know what that means but I almost laughed my teeth out :lol: Simon and I get together at least once or twice a week and sometimes more . He is one of my favorite people on the planet and he really enjoys his pipe . Lately , weve smoked some cigars together too and I turned him on to some stuff and White Owls , which he seems to enjoy as much as I do
I'm not being a smart ass (for a change) maybe try one of those falcons with the dental bit to try and re-train yourself to clench again. And some pipes lighter than the usual dago war clubs you smoke (OK, I couldn't resist at least a little smartassery)
lol ! I hear ya . Yeah , Ive got some light weight pipes . Actually , many of my small pipes [ Im a fan as you are ] are very light in weight . I dont know if this not being able to clench is permanent but for the next little bit , it just isnt going to happen no matter what . Its way freaking weird . It was difficult at work today because Im constantly using my hands and always clenching . Basically , I did alot of relights today
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Ruffinogold wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:28 pm
Mr Beardsley wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:19 pm
Ruffinogold wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:09 pm SO , my luck is so bad that if I feel into a barrel of titties , Id still come out sucking my thumb

Since 2019 , Ive had some teeth issues unfortunately . My dentist retired when the covid ridiculous shit show started and I didnt realize that an issue I had was advancing . Long story short , I had a disease thing and this past Monday I got upper dentures . My bottoms are good thankfully . As far as dentures go , the place I used was fantastic

Other than the obvious drag of the situation , what I think bugs me the most , is that though Im only 4 days in [ or out , lol ] .... clenching isnt going to happen anytime soon . For me that is a bitch . I mean , Im a clencher all the way . Its not often I hold a pipe and smoke . Ive been clenching since I was 13 . So , the last few days its like ...... ok this is gonna take getting used to

With any luck , all will go well and Ill be clenching again soon enough . If not , it will take as much getting used to not clenching as it is having dentures . Lol , I was hanging with my good friend , Simon [ we smoke together ] and yesterday I was like ... Man , I cant clench , F.M.L . He's a Redcoat and he said to me .... " you clench because youre Italian " .. lol .. I dont know what that means but I almost laughed my teeth out :lol: Simon and I get together at least once or twice a week and sometimes more . He is one of my favorite people on the planet and he really enjoys his pipe . Lately , weve smoked some cigars together too and I turned him on to some stuff and White Owls , which he seems to enjoy as much as I do
I'm not being a smart ass (for a change) maybe try one of those falcons with the dental bit to try and re-train yourself to clench again. And some pipes lighter than the usual dago war clubs you smoke (OK, I couldn't resist at least a little smartassery)
lol ! I hear ya . Yeah , Ive got some light weight pipes . Actually , many of my small pipes [ Im a fan as you are ] are very light in weight . I dont know if this not being able to clench is permanent but for the next little bit , it just isnt going to happen no matter what . Its way freaking weird . It was difficult at work today because Im constantly using my hands and always clenching . Basically , I did alot of relights today
I can imagine. Probably half of your mouth feels like a foreign object and then you stick a foreign object in it to try and smoke. Doesn't seem like it would be easy or fun
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I’ve heard that people actually take their dentures out and it easy to clench that way. Don’t know how, but i’ve heard it
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Piping Abe wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:38 pm I’ve heard that people actually take their dentures out and it easy to clench that way. Don’t know how, but i’ve heard it
I had a grandmother who could crack walnuts with her gums. Now she coulda clenched a pipe! :D
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Enjoy your new choppers.

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I am a clencher too. It would be tough to change that at this point in my life. I hope you get this figured out.

Might be time to ask Saint Apollonia for intercessions.
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Ugg, im not looking forward to this.
Im 52 years old as of last week and have all but ONE of my teeth.
I broke this tooth years ago opening a beer bottle. :)
It ended up becoming "bad", so I had it removed last month.
My dad is 84 years old and has all his teeth, so im hoping for the best.
Im a big time clencher with most pipes.
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HSigurdsson wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 6:32 pm Ugg, im not looking forward to this.
Im 52 years old as of last week and have all but ONE of my teeth.
I broke this tooth years ago opening a beer bottle. :)
It ended up becoming "bad", so I had it removed last month.
My dad is 84 years old and has all his teeth, so im hoping for the best.
Im a big time clencher with most pipes.
At 52 , I had all of mine . Here near 57 ... shit happens :thumbs:
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