Just lie back and think of…the dentist?

So. I had a dentist appointment today. Now, let me start by saying that I really like going to the dentist – in fact, I was looking forward to my appointment. I don’t know…something about having your teeth immaculately clean…yum! And, did you ever see the episode of the Simpsons where the school goes on strike and Lisa’s like ‘Grade me! Evaluate me! Oh, I’m ever so smart!’ Yeah. I’m totally like that. Wherever I can. So going to the dentist is like ‘Grade my teeth! Evaluate my teeth! Marvel at the fact that I’ve never had a cavity! And don’t have wisdom teeth* which makes me the most evolved person in my family!’

And invariably, there were no cavities and no wisdom teeth**.


The oral hygenist that I had was not the one I usually have and she kept trying to talk to me and fiddling about with the equipment and I just wanted to say ‘Look, lady. I just want to lie back, relax, and enjoy having my teeth cleaned.’

Seriously, it’s not like I’m at the hairdressers and you have to entertain me. My mouth is otherwise occupied – the dentist is the last place I should have to be worried about making small talk.

Less with the talking, more with the teeth-cleaning.

*Knock on wood.

**Knock on wood.

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