Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Open wide!

My semi-annual appointment with the dentist was yesterday. It's always great fun. I sit in the waiting room trying to read at least one comic (usually the Donald Duck magazine), before I am called in to take my seat in one of those uncomfortable reclining chairs. Then the dental assistant starts cleaning my teeth, which yesterday lasted all of two minutes, including me spitting half way through. Then the dentist himself comes over, gives me a sort of limp handshake (it's not quite limp, but it's not firm either, it's a bit wishy-washy), asks whether there were any problems, pokes about in my mouth a bit and sends me on my merry way.

Of course last year followed somewhat of a different course when he found two cavities (for the first time ever I hasten to add), so I even though I wasn't nervous as such, I wasn't 100% certain about the outcome.

So, I read Quest magazine (couldn't be bothered to get up to find the Donald Duck), got called in, got my teeth cleaned and then poked and was sent on my merry way. In the mean time I answered their questions about Norway, I told the dentist I don't grind my teeth at night, but I do chew on breadcrumbs for hours with my front teeth and made an appointment for July. All in the space of 15 minutes.

Dentist schmentist...


  1. Cleanings around here seem to last for the best part of an hour.

  2. Hooray for no cavities. That was really a short visit, that's how they all should be!

  3. 15 MIN? I need to switch dentists.

  4. Fifteen minutes? Shame on them! You're not getting your money's worth ;)

  5. Is his name Gonzales ? like the speedy Gonzales ?

  6. Sounds very much like my semi-annual appointments. If I didn't know any better, we could be going to the same dentist.

    Do you know how much he's going to charge you? Since fees are left up to them now.


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