Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cars and Teeth

I have Mercedes teeth. No, I'm not making it up! My dentist said I have Mercedes teeth. I've never had my teeth compared to a car before. I'm going to take it as a compliment. However, my Mercedes needs an oil change. Again, not making this up! This is how I found out I needed the oil change:
"I am going to take this sharp pointy thing and jam it up into your gums and see if you bleed. If you bleed that means you don't have healthy gums. This might be a tad uncomfortable," so says my dentist.
Well, okay, maybe I'm making up the "jamming a sharp pointy thing into your gums" statement up, but the rest is true. And that is exactly what he did! And it hurt! And I bled! A lot! But wouldn't you if someone was jamming sharp pointy objects into your highly vascular gum bed? It tasted like I'd been socked in the mouth a few times after he was done. But apparently I have gingivitis because my gums bled. Which means my gums need to be planed. Like a sandblaster on a plank of wood. What is it with these metaphors? But since I have Mercedes teeth it was not a depressing day. And that was all I was aiming for.

9 comments:

Lynn said...

You have a weird dentist. :)

anne said...

I'd get a new dentist....or never go again.That's my plan...DENTURES here I come! :)

Jane said...

I think I'd get a different dentist too, even tho' we're all glad that you have Mercedes teeth!

Katie said...

Weirdo!!! (not you, the dentist)

Julia said...

Here's my confession, I hadn't been to the dentist in oh, about 3 yrs, so this is the first time I've ever gone to this guy. But I am rethinking.

Lynn said...

"Once a Mercedes, always a Mercedes..." any dentist would feel privleged! What kind of car does this guy drive? :)

anne said...

OOOHHH!!! JULIA! I have a GREAT dentist for you!! He rocked, and that means a lot because I DO NOT LIKE the dentist at all!
His name is Rambod Fard...yeah strange name but I LOVED him. He was hillarious, had great music playing on his i-pod, anyway he is on Old Sauk Rd, and works for Dental Health Assoc. of Madison.
Do it! :)

Julia said...

thanks anne for the recommendation!

Milk Drinker said...

My teeth cost as much as a Mercedes! When my dentist says to that my gums bleed, I tell him, "that's because you're poking me with that sharp pointy thing, stop it!"~I know my dentist pretty well & he thinks I'm cool!