Monday, October 13, 2008

the dentist

Lately, my enjoyment of all things sweet and delicious has diminished due to several cavities.
I have been ignoring them for some time, but when I can't even eat peanut M&M's without wincing it is time for a visit to the dentist. 
I have a dentist appointment scheduled for 5:30 today.
I am dreading this appointment.
Not because of anticipated pain, I had braces for 4 years and a little pain in the dentist chair is nothing compared to pain in the orthodontist chair!
I am dreading this visit because when my dentist asks me if I have been flossing regularly I'm going to squirm on the chair, evade the question and pretty much flat out lie to her. 
Truth be told - I DON'T floss regularly, witness the three root canals I've had in the past 5 years!
So if the dentist tells me I need to have yet another root canal I will have no one to blame but myself.


Allknowingjen said...

I always lie too- Like they can't tell! (but if they CAN tell, then why do they ask??? It's all a trick!)
Good luck, I hope you don't need a root canal- ouch!

34 Years said...

God. The dentist. I was just thinking the other day that I'm pretty sure I can go in for the Xrays and skip the cleaning. I hate the dentist. Hate.

I'll be thinking about you this afternoon...non-flosser that you are...

Sanna said...

Yes, I hate when they ask too. Not because I don't floss (I do, I love my Plackers) - BUT BECAUSE THEY CAN ALREADY TELL; allknowingjen is right. And I keep getting the really annoying cocky dental tech for my cleanings, and i just want to verbally slap his jackassery each time. Makes the visit very unpleasant. I like the doc though.

Anonymous said...

They KNOW. The asking has to be an authoritarian thing though. Like when your mom asks "Did you do this?" When she already knows the answer. I think they enjoy watching you try to lie about it.

Tell 'um straight up. "No, I haven't and I'm not going to either, so there."


G Love said...

how'd it go?

Ami said...

They definitely ask just to make you squirm. It got to the point where I felt like such a loser having to tell them I wasn't flossing that I actually started flossing everyday. It's amazing what being put on the spot twice a year will motivate me to do.