An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ugh.

Can I tell you how much I loathe going to the dentist?

Okay. I loathe, loathe, loathe going to the dentist.

The thing is, other than a little gum recession here and there, I have great teeth...no problems. But the thirty minutes in which I get my teeth scraped, polished, flossed, and poked is Hell on Earth.

The dentist...ick, ack, blah, patooey.

(And who knew I could find some fine art dealing with the subject of dentistry?)

13 comments:

Kim H. said...

Bia,

First of all, where on earth would anyone hang art like that? I'm just sayin'.....

Secondly, I don't mind the visit to the dentist EXCEPT for the cleaning part - like the little round polishing part. I gag and gag and gag. It's so embarassing. I hate the polish. I hate the feeling. I hate the grit.

Honestly, I'd really much rather have a filling - shot of novacaine and all.

Aubrey said...

Ooh--I bet they didn't have Novacaine.

I loved my dentist and then he sold the practice and moved to Florida last month. You are lucky to have nice teeth; I spend a lot of quality time with my dentist and lately, a periodontist (dental surgeon) too. *sigh*

Last thought: if it took that many people to hold that poor guy down, my guess is that it hurt like crazy! ;)

Nikki said...

I am completely jealous of the good teeth. I never seem to have a dentist appointment that doesn't involve some sort of follow up.

Amy Jo said...

Just saying the word "dentist" give me heart palpitations...I despise going to the dentist...I just can't stand it. I think this picture is evidence as to why! :) Sure doesn't look like the poor guy is having much fun does it?!? Ewwwww...just looking at him gives me the willies!

Lisa said...

I gotta say I don't much mind the dentist, though I understand the loathing. But, we have a really cool dentist with seven children ~ we use the time to catch up on each other's kids, which is fun, except he can talk lots better than I can with his fingers in my mouth and all...

Cheryl Lage said...

Okay. True confessions. I love going to the dentist. Love the polishing. Love the grit. Love the new toothbrush. Now even though I LOVE my OB-GYN, THAT appointment is not my favorite....

Bia said...

Cheryl,

HUH???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????????????????????

Tiziana said...

è il mio dentista che ha il terrore di me!!!

Tiziana said...

Ciao Maria!!! Sono la Chiara!!! Per fortuna sono riuscita ad insegnare a mia mamma a leggere i tuoi blog e a lasciare dei commenti!!! Adesso diciamo che se la cava abbastanza bene... salutami tutti!!! Ciaooooo!!!

Bia said...

Tiziana...HA! Hai ragione! Adesso provo anch'io di essere piu spaventosa al mio dentista.

Ciao bella Chiara!! Tu sei come Nicholas perche, con il computer, lui mi insegna molto.

Kathryn said...

I also hate the dentist, I even quit going for about 13 years...suprisingly my first trip back wasn't so bad..maybe another 13 years will do me just fine!

Laura said...

More than the "lady" doctor?
No..at least at the dentist you come out with really clean teeth.
At the gyno you just come out feeling blech and invaded.

E said...

Okay me too. I had all my babies without anesthesia, but the dentist. I HATE it
So here's the answer. Laughing gas....Nitrous Oxide.
Lots of higher end dentists have it. You have to admit to your deepest fears and ask for it though, because nobody ever thinks to offer it for a cleaning. I actually laughed so much the last time and my dentist turned it down a bit, so I would hold my mouth stiiler and stop for the nice tech who was trying valiantly to clean my teeth.
This will change everything for you for those little misereable 30 minutes....