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.