January 24, 2007

Gratuitous Camelid Dentition Posting


Thank you Khan-like genetic superiority, lack of a sweet tooth and nefarious Communist flouridation plots! Went to the dentist this morning and Robbo's life-long no cavities streak remains unbroken.

I was in genuine fear of coming up against the same Hygiene Nazi I had last time I went, a bitter, humorlous woman who yelled at me for drinking coffee, scoffed at my brushing and flossing habits and told me that if I didn't get my wisdom teeth yanked then I was doomed, DOOMED! to all sorts of orthodontal disasters. Fortunately, she wasn't there. (Whether she's moved on to terrorize other practices or whether it was just somebody else's turn, I don't know.) I had been all set to tell her that I wasn't going to go through major oral surgery just because she didn't like having to dig around the backs of my jaw. Perhaps it's best that we didn't come to blows.

Instead, I got a much quieter, calmer sort who, although awfully heavy-handed with the sand-blaster, did not scold me about coffee stains, but instead merely recommend that I start using Listorine Whitening. Furthermore, she said my choppers were in good shape, and she said not one syllable about my wisdom teeth, so ha!

I also didn't actually see the dentist this time. She had been in cahoots with the Hygiene Nazi about the proposed excavations, going so far as to recommend a surgeon. Whether this was because she feared the H.N. or because she was hoping for a kick-back from her surgeon friend (or possibly both), I couldn't say. I'll have to face her in another three months. We'll see then if she starts in on this theme again.

Posted by Robert at January 24, 2007 10:50 AM | TrackBack

Hmmm. I'm 48, I drink a lot of coffee, I *do* have a sweet tooth, I still have my wisdom teeth and have never had ANY dental work, EVER. No cavities, no anything except semi-annual cleaning. Are we unknown siblings?

Hang on to the wisdom teeth if they aren't an issue for you - why go through the trauma if they aren't causing problems? My dentist stopped asking about the third time I reminded him that they aren't doing any harm and the rest of my mouth was perfect.

Posted by: Diane at January 24, 2007 12:10 PM

No post about a llama going to the dentist is complete without a mention of the definitive song about a llama going to the dentist.


Posted by: Misspent at January 25, 2007 10:06 PM