Bleh. I have to go to the dentist today. Unlike normal people, I have to go to the dentist every six months instead of once every year. Now, let me preface this post with this: I take IMMACULATE care of my teeth. Like we’re talking hardcore flawless. I brush twice a day–sometimes more if I’ve eaten something gunky. I floss every night. In the morning, I use a tartar control mouthwash. At night, I use a fluoride mouthwash. I try not to eat lots of hard candy or drink lots of acidic things. My teeth themselves are very white, healthy, and flashy. Now, despite all of this care and attention, I STILL end up in the dentist chair for about forty-five minutes every single time.

Contrast this with my husband who doesn’t do half so much for his teeth and is in and out in like fifteen minutes!!! It’s maddening. Apparently, genetics play quite a role in teeth health. I don’t have a lot of plaque build-up (since I kill it with my routine!!), but I have mineral build-up. My dentist said some people get it based on their genetic heritage. So, let me tell ya…I can’t WAIT to go to the dentist today. Not. It does help that my dentist is like the sweetest man alive. When my husband and I moved to a different town about an hour away from my dentist, he tried to get me to find a new one in our new city. I flat-out refused. I’ve had the same dentist since I was 5 years old and since any dentist-related business freaks me the crazy out, I needed to keep the same one for my sanity.

I realize this doesn’t have much to do with writing or reading, but since I have to drive about 45 minutes to an hour away this morning for my appointment, it is breaking up my normal schedule. Also the fact that I wrote 6,000 words on my manuscript yesterday (instead of my customary 2,000) makes me feel a whole lot better about my lack of super productivity today.

It’s pretty obvious from this post that the dentistry thing makes me pretty freaked. Do you have any sorts of strange phobias about normal everyday things, like going to the dentist? Share, share, share!

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The Dread Dentist Chair
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  • What a minute! Normal people go to the dentist every six months, don’t they? Are you telling me that I’m not normal?

  • I heard it was normal for 1 year checkups. Thanks, Bill! I don’t feel so out of the ordinary now! 🙂

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