Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My thoughts on dentistry

I am not a fan of dentists.  I had a very bad experience when I was a teen. I had dentistry work done without being properly frozen. I told the dentist that it wasn't frozen but he chose to ignore me and proceed.  It forever scared me and that is part of the reason for my dislike of dentists. But it goes beyond that.

I don't think that we are all meant to have the same perfectly straight, perfectly white teeth and it really bugs me that that seems to be the goal of dentists these days.  I think that the way your teeth are is part of what makes you unique.  I happen to have what is sometimes referred to as fangs.  Now days if you have fangs you are encouraged to have them removed.  I'm not interested in having my fangs removed.  They are part of me that makes me unique.

That is just some of my thoughts on dentistry.  I have many more, but I'll leave it at that for now.

That's what's on my mind today.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I had a bad experience too as a teen. The needle slipped and cut open my gums! And he still proceeded. Forever horrified by the sound and smell of dental offices.