By Kim Hutchinson
Two weeks ago, I visited my dentist for my semi-annual cleaning. I wasn’t looking forward to this appointment given that my past few check-ups left me near tears. I am fortunate to have been blessed with beautiful teeth, but my gums have started to recede in recent years. As a result of exposed roots, I experience a lot of pain during cleanings. On top of that, my diligent brushing and flossing seemingly have had no effect on stemming the onset of peritonitis. To add insult to injury, my flossing habits are always called into question by hygienists. Having to repetitively prove that I floss after every meal, and then demonstrate that I floss correctly, is frustrating.
So, as the appointment date approached, my anxiety level rose, and I started feeling ill. I seriously considered canceling the appointment, changing dentists, or just not going to the dentist ever again; instead, I chose to call on Archangel Raphael, the healing angel, for help. I asked for a pain-free cleaning; a sympathetic hygienist, one who would actually believe me when I told her I flossed; and most importantly healthy gums and teeth. I really felt these wishes were pie-in-the-sky dreams, but I thought, “What have I got to lose?”
The date of the appointment arrived, and I set off with trepidation. I was told when the receptionist called to remind me of my appointment that they had relocated to a new building. As I entered their new locale, I was struck by the beautiful décor. The staff was very upbeat and the energy felt much better. I kept praying silently to Raphael to help with the appointment, and I could feel his presence and see his green energy nearby. Then, a hygienist, whom I had never met, entered the lobby, and I thought, “She looks so kind. Please Raphael, let her be my hygienist.” Sure enough, she called my name. I felt hopeful as I followed her down the corridor to her new office. She was soft-spoken and had a gentle, soothing manner that I found reassuring. It was only when she started to clean my teeth that I felt my anxiety return. I braced for the pain….and braced some more…but no pain was forthcoming.
Eventually I allowed myself to relax. After she polished and flossed my teeth, the hygienist asked me about my flossing habits. Certain that she was going to question my credibility, I tensed again; instead, she complimented me on my flossing and brushing routine, and told me my gums were looking much healthier than my chart indicated. I was elated!
For the first time in four years, I received a ‘passing grade’ at the dentist’s office. I felt the presence of angels, and heard them whisper to me that my hygienist was an Earth Angel. I asked her if I could request her in the future, and she said yes. I knew in that instant my dental woes were over! Archangel Raphael had fixed my gums and alleviated my growing phobia of dental care.
Thank you, Archangel Raphael!