Thursday, March 20, 2008

Public Service Announcement #8

Should you happen to be a stubborn dolt who refuses to floss, and have a mouth that glories in making plaque it may be a good idea to schedule regular dental cleanings.  As opposed to waiting twenty months since your last one.

Unless of course, your idea of a good time is 48 minutes of scaling, resulting in swollen gums and large amounts of blood loss.

In which case, carry on.  

Otherwise, I'd suggest dental visits every six months or so.

Not that I am speaking from experience or anything.

Nope, not me.


Teri said...

ok, now that you've said that, I don't want to tell you that I haven't been to a dentist since I had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was 19....I'll be 32 in may. AND now that you've said that, I am planning to cancel my dentistry plans this spring in favor of NOT sitting in a dentist chair for scaling scraping and bleeding.!!!!!

JCK said...

Were you peeking in my house? Alas...too true,too true...

Glad you love my blog design, too. We'll just have to be the new blog design SISTUHS!

MomOfTheCrazies said...

I hate, hate, hate going to the dentist. I'm looking into going to one that knocks you out during your visit.

How did Spud do?

MomOfTheCrazies said...

To my relatives who are or have been in the dental profession: I do not dislike dental professionals. They (except for Dr K) are nice people. It's the over-active gag reflex I've been blessed with that makes me hate going to the dentist. When water is sprayed into my mouth, I literally think I'm going to drown. As a child when they put the trays of flouride on my teeth for hours at a time and warned me not to swallow it, I thought for sure I was going to die.

So to my 3 dental relatives, I love you, but don't like the torture you inflict!!

Janet said...

Ugh. That sounds awful! But then again, I am one of those weridos who floss EVERY DAY, without fail. Yes, I know. I'm geekier than you.....:-)

Bargainista said...

Sorry to hear about your unpleasant experiences at the dental office.
Are you at least a bit 'encouraged' to start the daily flossing routine, after the long scaling? The dentist i worked for (100yrs. ago) used to say, "your teeth look fine, it's your gums that are going to have to come out".
It really is worthy the effort. Less time in the dental office for sure!
About the gagging, i have the same problem. The last time i had a fluoride treatment i was pleasantly surprised to have a 'rinse' that i swished in my mouth and then spit out. It sure beats those gaggy fluoride trays.
Happy Flossing!