The intellectual equivalent of a ham sandwich.

I saw a friend of mine posted this wordpress post on facebook –

Or if you prefer when a link is in the word here, click here.

Number 2 on that list is this – “You come to your appointment, and it’s obvious you haven’t brushed your teeth in days.”

In DAYS! My God! Do people who don’t brush their teeth for days also go to the dentist?? That is insanity to me! In fact, I do the exact opposite. I treat a dentist appointment like a test, and I do what I call “dental cramming.” Actually that phrase sounds kind of gross.

Anyhow, starting about a week before my appointment I begin to finally floss on a regular basis, and use mouth wash. Up until then it’s once or twice per week for these things … sorry dentists of the world.

I’m curious though – am I the only one who does this dental equivalent of cramming?


Comments on: "Dental Equivalent of Cramming" (5)

  1. Most people are like you! Isn’t it shocking to think that some don’t “cram” before the big appointment? I once had a 65 year-old patient who admitted that he had NEVER brushed his teeth EVER in his life– well, maybe once or twice. I admired him for his honesty, and he was a super nice guy. But the whole room smelled, and I dry heaved when I looked in his mouth. I had to refer him to a specialist because I knew I couldn’t spend any time doing work on him! That is rare.

    • After I saw your comment I went to your blog, thought I maybe recognized your picture and then thought – ‘wait is that the blogger that started my post?’ And sure enough you are! Thanks for the visit!

  2. Definitely floss more regularly about a week before the dentist trip. But I really don’t have a good reason not to floss. I always clean out little pieces of something between my teeth, and it’s really not that taxing of an activity.

  3. No, you’re not the only one. I’m that way with a dentist. I know it’s coming up I’m going to my best to hide my frivolous tooth care ways. 4 out of 5 dentists know flossing sucks. The other one is a masochist.

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