Saturday, June 25, 2011
Deep Dental Disturbances
Went to the dentist yesterday. Sometimes things just go through your head while sitting in the chair waiting for their exploration. I was hungry. I got up late, brushed my teeth and casually considered having something to eat on the way there. So, I had to ask the dentist:
"What percentage of your patients didn't brush after eating prior to their appointment?"
I mean, it was on my mind. You don't really have to speak out what is in your head but for some reason, I had to. She didn't take long to think about it and said 65%. Which is a bigger number than I thought. She then said, "The early appointments have less as most brush right after breakfast. After lunchtime is another story."
My lesson for the day was that most people figure that a dentist is already going in looking for decay... might as well surprise them with something freshly chewed.