In honor of Cheesehead and Reverendmother (get well soon, y'all!):
1. Are you a regular patron of dentists' offices? Or, do you go
a) faithfully, as long as you have insurance, or
b) every few years or so, whether you need it or not, or
c) dentist? what is this "dentist" thing you speak of?
a). Every six months. I inherited cavity-prone teeth and have to be conscientious about this. My dentists are a married couple who are friends of ours from church (in fact, the gentleman and I have served on session together), and despite the purpose of the visit I enjoy seeing and chatting with them--when I'm able to chat, that is.
2. Whatever became of your wisdom teeth?
Nothing. I was born with only two, and they have never attempted to make a move or call attention to themselves in any way. As long as they don't bother me, I won't bother them.
3. Favorite thing to eat that's BAAAAAD for your teeth.
Butterfingers. The crunchy part gets embedded into every little cranny.
4. Ever had oral surgery? Commiserate with me.
Getting a crown, or getting pins inserted into a molar, is as close as I've come, and those procedures were tedious but not excruciating. My dentists have all sorts of whiz-bang diversions for patients, and I usually just put on goggles and watch a movie while they work.
5. "I'd rather have a root canal than ____________."
Testify in court, a common occupational hazard in my line of work. So far I have escaped this nightmare.
Bonus: Does your dentist recommend Trident?
No, but they do give away chip clips that read, "Compliments of ______ and ______, DDS." The Scientist was sarcastically curious about what brand of chips my dentist might recommend!