like the dentist. Now, she is, I'm sure, a lovely person, but as the dentists, yeah, we're not friends. I would honestly rather visit my Midwife for a pelvic exam than the dentist. (Those of you who know my dislike for all things medical surely must understand how deeply my loathing for the tooth-doctor goes...)
I have not actually been to the dentist in four years. We don't have dental coverage, and I have pretty darn good teeth, so I don't go. But, alas, a year and a half ago, I saw something that looked like it might be a cavity. I put it off for a long time, but finally, decided I didn't want to be toothless so I went.
Here is my issue with the dentist-
I don't like being judged. I do not like getting a lecture, no matter how well-intended that makes me feel like a slug for not having been in four years. I KNOW I should go more often, good oral hygiene is important to me, but seriously, when you have to buy stuff like food and gas, the dentist gets pushed to the very bottom of the list.
No, I don't care for laying there like a moron, having two people leering over me, with bright lights shining in my eyes, with my mouth wide open like some kind of never ending pit. I feel like I've been abducted by aliens, seriously.
I do not like wearing a bib. No, I feel like an infant, drooling all over myself while other people mess with me. Messy faces and bibs are adorable on Spencer, but not so much on his mommy.
I do not like having cavities. Well, in truth, I've never actually had a real one before. I had the beginnings of one that they just slapped a filling on, no needles, or drilling at all, four years ago. But, I don't like the IDEA of having one. Really, it freaks me out. It also freaks me out to think about my mouth being all numb. Again, the drooling is bothersome. So, imagine my delight when it turned out that the suspected cavity, was actually just a bit of build up that the alien-dentist-very-nice-woman cleaned right off. No needles. My streak continues.
I made an appointment for June 16th for a full cleaning. I may cancel it. We'll just see.