Question: How do you feel about the Dentist?
Answer: I am obsessed with my teeth! I am SO obsessed, that I actually started college in hopes of obtaining a degree in Dental Hygiene. I even went so far as to go through the 4 hour observation that was required prior to starting class (which was a cut in my work day and a loss of money when I really needed it as a single mother).
I was fine with all of the blood and gore procedures, like root canals, bridges, and so on, and then a little boy came in to have a tooth extracted. Everything was going wonderfully until I heard his tooth “POP” when it came free from the gum line. That was it! Game Over! Cannot Deal! So, I reconfigured my educational goals, and made the proper adjustments. My major changed from Dental to Business and finally to Computer Science.
So, anyway, dental care has always been a HUGE deal in my family! My mother always made sure to stay on top of dental visits, and when the time came around, she provided my sister and I with braces. Since moving out on my own, I have had to take over the upkeep of my dental care. Only within the past year have I had dental insurance. So, needless to say, all of the work done over the years has been paid out of pocket. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of dollars have been dished out for these bad boys, and they are far from perfect, despite my efforts.
I absolutely LOVE going to the dentist, and would go every single day if they would allow me! There is just NOTHING better than the feeling of freshly cleaned teeth!
How about you? What are your feelings towards the Dentist?