Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Dental Discussion

Why does going to the dentist make one (ok, me) lose sense of their oral faculties?

I swear, when my mouth is "open wide" (they must teach them that at dental school because they ALWAYS say it), I seriously forget how to swallow...and then? My tongue feels like a fuzzy brick (wha? makes sense to me) and I'm not quite sure what to do with it as the hygienist is in there poking around. Is it just me, or is it hard to refrain from licking the instruments as they're swirling around one's mouth?

And then of course I got the "You must remember to floss. It's so so important." lecture. Yes, she actually said the word "so" twice. I nodded my head in agreement like a good dental patient, but my inner monologue was shrieking, "Little do you know, lady, that I consider it a good day in the Trenches when I'm actually able to brush my teeth." *ahem*

I confess, my trip to the dentist today was like a frolic on the beach compared to this gal's dental horror.

7 comments:

slouching mom said...

I always feel like I haven't done my homework when I go to the dentist. Or that I've tried my best, but my efforts aren't good enough.

ali said...

i think i'd rather have my mouth open wide...than, you know, something else open wide. hahahahaha!

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Hmmm, lick the instruments?

That's a new one for me!

Deb said...

I haven't flossed since my son was born. Maybe I should post that on the Mom Confessions site instead of here.

nutmeg said...

My jaw trembes - it's so freaking uncontrollable and embarrassing - but I don't lick the instruments!

Tracy said...

How did you get into my appointment? lol
This honestly sounded like you wrote it about me. That's exactly how I am at the dentist.
Heck, time to floss, I'm lucky to get one hour every six months to visit the dentist.

Cherann said...

Ya know. . . they tell you to floss just because that's what they're supposed to tell you. But really, it's in their best interest if you don't floss because it generally means lots of crowns and root canals.

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