what, no toy?

December 7, 2011

I went to the dentist on Monday, for the first time in more than a year (my dental insurance — yay for the new job — kicked in on the first of the month).  And, for the first time in more than three years, I was pronounced cavity-free.

This is super exciting, because my teeth may as well be made of chalk for how cavity-resistant they are.  I can brush three times a day and still turn up with cavities.  Not even lying.  But this time, I’m golden (it must be the fact that there’s almost as much metal as tooth in there now).

It occurred to me to wonder today how come adults don’t get little “congrats!  you don’t have any cavities!” toys.  I feel like I would be even more excited if I got a crappy plastic puzzle or a kazoo for my oral hygiene efforts, and maybe brush just a little bit harder.

I guess the adult equivalent of the cheap toy is the saving hundreds of dollars in dental work.

And pain.  Though I hope my new dentist is a bit nicer than Steve Martin.



  1. The dental office I went to in Seattle had a little treasure chest of toys, and shit they even let adults rummage through that thing! GENIUS dental office practice

  2. also i love little shop of horrors 😦

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