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I’ve decided what I want for my birthday.

I want to go to the dentist and have my teeth professionally cleaned.

No, really.

I haven’t been to the dentist in 9 years.  While my teeth are in pretty good shape, my choice of uber-caffeinated drinks (that happen to be caramel-colored) haven’t been kind to the appearance of my teeth, particularly the canines and pre-molars on my lower jaw.

When you’re asking for a dental visit for your birthday, you know things are bleak.

I actually enjoy dentist visits, though.  I mean, aside from the “you don’t floss often enough!” admonishments by the techs while they’re scraping the holy shit out of my gum line.  I figure they’ll always have seen worse teeth than mine, so I don’t get as embarrassed by that as I do by, say, the scale at the doctor’s office.

Which I’ve obviously been thinking about all morning.

4 comments to I’ve decided what I want for my birthday.

  • pdb

    There was about a 15 year gap between dentists visits for me. That stuff came off in CHUNKS. My gums were painful for days after.

    Every cleaning after that has been easier. I still don’t LIKE to go, but it’s not horrible.

    • Yeah – I’ve been watching the dental cleanings of a few dogs and cats at work, and it’s amazing how bad the teeth can get after only one year, even with the owner brushing their teeth and using teeth-cleaning chews and stuff. That’s kind of how I started thinking more about my teeth and needing to get them taken care of…heh.

      I’ve never understood peoples’ fear of the dentist. It’s not awesome (unless you have some sort of weird fetish), but it’s not bad. And it’s nice to have that deep-clean feeling. It’s like getting to start over. :-)

  • OrangeNeckInNY

    I got myself a Crest Sonic Care electric toothbrush. HOLY SHIT if it doesn’t take shit off your teeth!! And at only $7.99 at my local supermarket. (Prior to this purchase, I was using a regular Crest Spin Brush).

    • I actually have one of those. I end up using it for my night-time brushings, because I have the time to actually go over my teeth several times, rather than doing the wham-bam job I often have to do in the mornings before work. I’m seeing a bit of an improvement, but I still think a dental visit would be a good idea for me.