Our Journal continues.
It’s never fun to go to the dentist. However, I do like mine, Dr. Shawn Moore. I’ve actually seen him out in public and had some nice conversations with him not related to my teeth. And one time he even advertised on one of my projects.
It was just a cleaning today. No sweat, right? I got the usual lecture about flossing and cleaning and getting my wisdom teeth removed, but this time it came from someone new – the hygienist Alex was only a few weeks on the job. I’m fortunate to be going at all. For years, I was either too cheap, didn’t have insurance, or didn’t like the handful of dentists I tried. And there’s nothing easier to put off than going to the dentist.
I fear my neglect may end up costing my sons, though Luke is now on track, and even has braces. Nick and Josh are adults, so it’s up to them whether or not they take care of their teeth, but I don’t think I was a good role model on that score when they were growing up.
Back to Alex, who walked the tightrope between not wanting to upset me and berating me for not flossing enough. Since I have been going to dentists, I’ve been told to get my wisdom teeth removed. Alex, being new to me, started anew on that one, warning me that if I expected to have a nice long life, I’d better get them taken out, else I will have serious and expensive issues. She actually threw in a compliment, telling me that I was so young and needed to get it done.
With all that, I’m going to call the oral surgeon Alex recommended. I might actually go through with it.