So last week I made the appointment and on Monday I headed to my doctor’s office.
I should mention, that I have never had a cavity. For a girl who is bowl legged, flat-footed, (was) near sighted, and had buck teeth, it is remarkable that I wasn’t born with a cavity.
Before I left for the dentist I ate popcorn. Why did I do that? It wasn’t like I had my toothbrush with me in the car. But what I did have was my floss. I keep my floss in the car and typically floss at the red lights. I decided I would floss the popcorn out of my teeth as I was getting there.
I got to my appointment and they began by taking x-rays. These days you can actually see the x-rays come up on the screen immediately. I kept looking to make sure there were no dark spots (aka no cavities). I was pretty sure I was in the clear.
When my dentist came in and started doing the check up, looked at my teeth and asked me, “do you floss.” I proudly said, “yes, in the car.” Then she told me, I needed to move the flossing from the car to my bathroom, where I could take the time to really see what I am doing. “If you don’t floss after you brush your teeth, then you haven’t brushed your teeth.”
What? Rats! And here I thought I was being resourceful by taking care of business in the car.
The good news: I didn’t have a cavity. Thirty years and counting…