The Dental Visit

Don’t you hate it when you go to the dentist and after examining your mouth, he looks at you with a raised eyebrow and asks, “Have you been brushing and flossing every day like I told you to do on your last visit?

And very truthfully I say, “Yes sir. I floss and brush at least two times a day and sometimes I gargle after a filling lunch.”

And then he gives me this look, like, “How dare you turn my dental office into a den of LIES.”

And then I feel like I have to apologize because I wasn’t taking better care of MY mouth. As if somehow my dental “goody” bag was tied to the regularity of my flossing.

And then I drive home feeling guilty for something that I was already doing to begin with.

I am not sure how I feel about it.
Maybe it’s time to stop going to a pediatric dentist. 


Sara White said…
Flossing has been a source of contention at our house (my husband is a dentist). I don't like doing it. Therefore, when he isn't home at night, I don't floss. The only reason I do it is to keep the peace.
I dare you to come see me. It will be the most enlightening and traumatizing experience you ll ever have. Happy flossing!
Jill said…
I SWEAR the hygentist who cleans my teeth is like, "Sit down sweetie...I'll SHOW you what we do to liars in THIS office." then she grows horns and takes it all out on my gums. I have seriously considered asking to be numb for my cleanings.

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