Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Dentist

I have teeth issues. I'm not one of those people who just doesn't like going to the dentist, I am full on crazy. I make small children stop talking about their loose teeth, or else I start to curl into a ball and shake. I wish that was an exaggeration, but it's not.
You might wonder why I bring this up. Yesterday I had to go to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. I do this ever 6 months, which you might find strange from someone afraid of teeth, but I am more afraid of something going wrong with my teeth so I stay vigilant even if it's terrifying. Actually I'm much better since I had my daughter I don't cry in the waiting room. I don't shake like a leaf in the chair, I'm pretty mellow actually. Yesterday, though, something happened I have to share. I'm sitting in the chair and the dental hygienist is there with her instruments (of pain) and she starts sharpening them with one of those little stone brick things. I could not believe it. I was out of that chair so fast. "ARE YOU KIDDING ME!" I yelled. Seriously, have you ever in your life had a dentist sharpen the dental tools next to you, before a cleaning. What the hell.
It took her a while to talk me down off the ceiling but she did finally get me back in the chair. Also they might want to rethink the blood red tooth polish. I'm just saying there are extreme cases like me in the world, but I don't think anyone wants to see a mouth full of red liquid when they rinse at the dentists.
These are all my tips for the dental community.
PS I tried to put a picture of a dental something with this post but they were freaking me out so imagine your own picture. Thanks


Anonymous said...

This is very nice article... nicely shared u r feelings with us...

john korner

Dentist in chennai

Elise Crane Derby said...

Thank god someone is listening. I could teach a class in dentist school on how not to completely freak out your patients.