Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Let's say it together, folks..."Wicked bad karma"

After the baby cried off and on for 4 hours today (beating the total sum of crying he has done in his 5 1/2 month life), I then went to the dentist.

D and I went together and Dina, the Dentist, went on and on about how beautiful my teeth are and how I take such good care of them. I felt slightly puffed up and frankly couldn't wait to rub it into my husband in the little room next door. He drinks coffee, drinks soda, blah, blah, blah.

Dina said, "We'll just take x-rays since you haven't had any in over a year. Just a formality." Translation--anything to jack up the price of this visit since the insurance company is only paying around 25 cents.

She came back shocked.

"You have two cavities. In between your teeth."


K: "Would it have helped if I drank tap water because you know I am a bit of a water snob and I cringe just using it to brush my teeth?"
Dina, the Dentist: "Nope."
K: "Is this my punishment for not flossing?"
Dina, the Dentist: "Yep."

And then I had to go out and face "Mr.-I-Floss-Twice-A-Day-Because-Flossing-Is-So-Important."

Sometimes life is SO. NOT. FAIR.


MB said...

There was this Meg Ryan movie years ago and I always remember a line from it. An old man is telling Alec Baldwin about his life and he says if he could do it all over again he would eat better foods and floss! The guy had such bad teeth that ever since then, I am a super flosser...

amy said...

My hubby flosses (like yours) and I don't ... and I've never had a cavity. Though now I feel jinxed.

I'm totally screwed.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...


my hubby flosses every damn moring and night..i only floss before a dentist

and I have a perfect dental record.and his is for shit:)

Marel Lecone said...

BFF here. I went to the dentist earlier this year. First time, in an embarrassing number of years--over fifteen. I got a little puffed up after the visit myself. I drink coffee, sodas, blah blah. And, NO cavities!! heehee [BTW, I am actually voicing the heehee part, at this moment!] :)

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

I floss at least once a day...I am SO ANAL about it, it drives the PK crazy...:)

He flosses about once or twice a week.

So far, my teeth are better than his...:)

momma of 2 said...

I floss twice a day - I had braces - it's so hard to get out of those habits, once you are in them. I have better teeth than hubby (and he flosses twice a day too), but his are straighter - and he didn't have to have braces.

Kristen said...

thanks to all for rubbing in that you have never had cavities.

You suck