Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, July 7, 2004 7:01 pm

Nothin’ in there but coffee stains

Filed under: Odds 'n' ends — Lex @ 7:01 pm

Went to the dentist today, which is nothing unusual except that my regular hygienist, whose name really is Candy, was out, about to have a baby. The replacement was a woman who was just out of school and had just passed her boards, and I might’ve misunderstood her but I think she said I was her first “real” patient. Given that her certification on the wall was dated June 22, this was not implausible.

“Is that OK?” she asked, meaning was it OK that I was her first patient, I think.

“Well, I don’t know,” I said. “Do you know what a tooth is?”

“Uh, yeah … ” she said doubtfully in a I-don’t-know-what-the-punchline-is-but-I’m-pretty-sure-the-joke’s-on-me kind of way.

“OK, I’m good, then,” I said. And away we went.

The good news: No cavities, no problems, nothin’ in there that shouldn’t be except coffee stains. The bad news, some of the spaces between my teeth are so wide that regular floss won’t do. They had to give me the fat floss.

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