Today I managed to fit in a trip the the dentist. It was kind of impromptu, in the sense that I couldn’t make the appointment that was originally scheduled for me, so I was on a cancellation list and I got a phone call this morning. It just so happened that the time they had available fit perfectly into my ridiculously complex schedule.
For some reason, I LOVE going to the dentist. I always have. You might think I’m that person who’s never had “work done.” But, I’ve had my share of fillings… nothing else, I guess. No braces, or root canals or fancy work… However, my fondness for the dentist goes beyond a simple feeling of not disliking the dentist; I actually look forward to going! I can’t exactly put my finger on why…
I kind of find it relaxing (?) to have someone feeling around in my mouth… massaging my gums and checking for oral cancer. (I’m sure reading that sentence feels as strange and wrong as writing it did). But, it’s true. I even enjoy the feeling of the gloves along my mucosa. (This paragraph is getting even worse). For some reason, I feel a little release of endorphins when the hygienist is scaling my teeth with the sharp metal picks. I really, really enjoy it (which is so weird, because the idea of being a dentist and having to work in people’s mouths all day is kind of repulsive). I also even like the gritty stuff they use to polish my teeth! Then I get to pick one of the many, many flavours of floride and I find the foam really cool! And to top it all off, I get a new tooth brush and a new container of floss! How fantastic!
It think what I like the most is the feeling of really really clean teeth. My gums are just a little sore from being harassed, and my teeth feel so so smooth under my tongue. Everything just feels so amazing in my mouth and the feeling lasts all day! I want to smile more because I’m sure that my teeth look as amazing as they feel! And then, for a week or so, I am so anal about making sure I am brushing and flossing so perfectly, just to make that amazingly clean feeling last as long as I can. But, when the feeling finally subsides, I just end up falling back into my old habits of brushing because I “have to” and flossing if (a) I remember to, or (b) something gets stuck in my teeth.
Then, sadly, I have to wait a whole year for the excitement of another trip to the dentist…
Anyway, there’s an interesting (weird… freaky… disturbing) fact about your blogger friend, Cranky Giraffe.
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- Dental work bites your pocketbook: Why is it so expensive? (joyat60.wordpress.com)
- Dental Anxiety (daphnepropst.wordpress.com)