Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday Five ~ Dental Edition

1. Are you a regular patron of dentists' offices? Or, do you go
a) faithfully, as long as you have insurance, or
b) every few years or so, whether you need it or not, or
c) dentist? what is this "dentist" thing you speak of?
I hate to admit it, but c. I really, really, really hate going to the dentist. So much that I haven't found a dentist in the four years that I've had insurance that would cover it. In the years I didn't have dental insurance, it didn't make me sad to not go.

2. Whatever became of your wisdom teeth?
All four are now gone. While in college, I had oral surgery to remove them as all four were impacted and some were growing into my sinus cavities. I think surgery was better than pulling would have been. At least I got to be put under! In recovering, I did have dry sockets that hurt a lot! Ibuprofen became my best friend along with mashed potatoes and other soft food.

3. Favorite thing to eat that's BAAAAAD for your teeth.
I like sugary caffeinated carbonated beverages--like Pepsi. But I'm working on cutting all that out.

4. Ever had oral surgery?
See number 2.

5. "I'd rather have a root canal than _________________."
I've never had a root canal...but I don't know anything worse than any dental procedure, so I guess I'll leave this blank.

Bonus: Does your dentist recommend Trident?
Since I don't have a dentist...guess I can't answer this one either.

Okay, okay, I'll find a dentist! Soon. I think.