Monday, April 27, 2009

Fear

Fact: I am a complete hypocrite. I have been working in the dental world for about nine months now. Everyday I sit on my high assistant chair and literally look down upon our patients and judge anyone who comes in to get work. Some days I judge harsher than others. "Eww, four fillings? Is she homeless?" "Oh, really you hate coming to the dentist office? Haven't heard that before." Occasionally there are days where I am put in charge of the cleanings of young ones under the age of twelve. Also occasionally one of my little patients will get a last lecture about the importance of oral hygiene. This all changed when I, finally after almost a year of working at Highland Park Dental, had my first hygiene appointment. Kind of my first hygiene appointment in about four years. After I got scheduled for two 1 hour appointments, because my teeth were so dirty the normal 1 hour appointment was not long enough, the dentist/my boss gave me terrible news. I have eleven cavities. 11. I am humiliated. It was all I could do to come into work the next day. So while my experience here at the dental office may have taught me just how exactly a root canal is performed I guess I missed the very basic lesson on brushing and flossing my teeth. Obviously I have to assume this is karma.

8 comments:

BethanyPeterson said...

Em! That's such sad news! But think of it this way, everyone's teeth are different. My brother NEVER brushed his teeth when we were little and I ALWAYS did. Guess who would have zero cavaties? Bro. It really chapped my ass.

I miss you. Lets hang.

mandy said...

oh emily, you know how much i hate going to the dentist and having problems, i'm sorry. Also sorry i didn't call you on saturday, life is kinda way busy right now and i'm having doctor issues to top it off. thank goodness we are getting out of here friday but i will call you soon...hey come to zumba thursday?!

Shea McGee said...

i haven't been to the dentist in 2 years at least...now i'm officially terrified.

Andrea Marie Photography said...

I feel so bad for you!!! It's so hard to have that many cavities worked on!

murrayboystomen said...

Emily
11, now you have something in common with Logan you can talk about. That is how many he had, having never seen a densit his whole life. If he had his way he would never go there again.
Aunt Julie

erica said...

Good news is you work at a dentist office and he will probably work on you for free, huh?! With all my teeth problems I tried real hard to get a job at a dentist office...I think word already got out on the street that it would COST them money for me to work there.

Rebecca Snyder said...

don't worry. clean teeth aren't for everyone.

samsam said...

if it makes you feel better i can see about 6 cavities in my mouth. gross i know.