I hit up the dentist this morning and my teeth are in totally decent shape.
A lot of people find the dentist to be a miserable experience, but I enjoy it. You just lean back, open your mouth, and then someone cleans your teeth. It’s a bit weird I suppose, but certainly nothing over the top miserable.
There may be moments of slight discomfort but for routine check ups I think it’s safe to say that the overall experience is rather quiet. It’s even more enjoyable when you have dental insurance. I love dental insurance.
Also, sometimes the Dentist can be exciting. This year Mrs. Marzullo had to give me the ol’ Peridot test (this is not actually what it’s called. Mrs. Marzullo? my memory needs some help). The purpose of this test is to determine the depth of the space between your gums and your teeth. (deeper is worse)
The test is performed by the dental hygienist who sticks a tiny ruler in between your teeth and gums. The hygienist calls the measurements out to a helper who records them. There are easily 50 numbers.
It’s kind of like a game. You see, two years ago I got a couple 4mm (bad). This year as Mrs. Marzullo worked her way around my gums calling out numbers it… I paid close attention….
2… 2… 3… 2… 3… 2… 3… 2… 2… 2… 2… 2… 1… 2… etc etc
After all of the numbers were read, no Fours!