Hers the dentist? That's what almost everyone does in the waiting room of your dental office.
"People tell me that everyday!" Says Maria Lopez Howell, D.D.S., spokeswoman for the American Dental Association. "I have a good rapport with my patients and they always say," I hate coming, I really love you, but I just hate coming. "I totally understand that there is anxiety to need treatment and to keep your mouth open for long periods of time and to accept the recommendations, and so on." , honestly, I love what I do so much that I do not take what they tell me personally. "
It's a good thing that your dentist likes what they do, despite the way you feel about their work. they are the only line of defense between your mouth and bad breath, cavities, gingivitis, even gum disease. That is why it is so important that you make visits twice a year to the dentist a priority, no matter how much you dread going there; not only will they clean and polish your teeth, they will ensure that you maintain your dental hygiene at home in the most efficient way (ahem, flossing).
But your dentist knows that you would prefer to be .. Just about anywhere else when you are sitting in their chair, and they are aware that some people do not take very good advice when someone's hands and # One and more sharp, shiny tools are in their mouths. But they have a few things to say that you have to hear. Get ready for a real conversation: