Going to the dentist is like a spa day for your mouth.
I'm being serious.
I love going to the dentist.
I know I am probably the only person on the planet to say that...
Even when they drill, poke, and puncture, I love them still.
I have gone to the dentist even when I haven't had insurance. I paid in full to get my bi-yearly check-ups.
Plus they give you an array of goodies at the end of your visit: toothbrush, floss, mini toothpastes... It's like a favor bag for your mouth party!
I am really being completely honest, I don't drag my heels about going. Part of me feels that my parents spent so much money on my teeth, it would be a waste to not go now. Another: your teeth is really instrumental to your daily life. A tooth ache is no joke and can really effect the quality of your life. Eating is an essential part of every day, and your teeth are involved. This should make your teeth a top priority!
And the other part... I must be a masochist because I really just enjoy going. I love my dentist and my hygienist and the receptionist. They are really awesome :)
Even though next week I have to go again because one of my old fillings is falling apart and that tooth is going to need a crown. I was not so great about my dental hygiene as a kid, so I have a TON of fillings. You would think that would have made me hate going to the dentist with the Novocain shots (ugh) and endless drilling... but nope.
I'm not excited that I need a crown... That feels like old people territory. I knew this day was coming though because that filling was on the "watch" list and he did tell me that it was going to need one some day. I was just hoping "some day" was going to be, like, age fifty.
Oh, and here is a photo I took of my older sister when she just got her braces off for the second time. I am an awful sister :)