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Judging me, judging you

04/04/2017

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I suppose it’s a bit much to ask, to get through a dental hygienist appointment without full-on commentary and a little bit of judgement. The thing is, you can’t really say much back since they’ve got their tools in your mouth – you’ve either got to listen to them or try and watch the TV up above. Also, I may seem like I’m taking taking the moral high ground, but I’m secretly judging back. The thing is, even as I judge people, I also like them. Perhaps I like them because I can see that they, like me, are flawed and complex and can’t see themselves in their entirety.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. William permalink
    04/04/2017 7:29 pm

    So true🍎🍎

  2. 04/04/2017 7:57 pm

    I get so cross when dentists and dental hygienists shame us as though tartar is caused by inadequate flossing.
    When really calculus is caused by not getting the right nutrients to your teeth.
    If we all knew how to eat a teeth healing diet, plaque wouldn’t get a chance to build up (and hygienists would be out of work).

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      05/04/2017 9:13 am

      What is a teeth healing diet?

  3. 04/04/2017 11:37 pm

    I think so

  4. 05/04/2017 7:24 am

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  5. Marianne Elliott permalink
    05/04/2017 9:19 am

    I always feel so judged by my lovely dental hygienist, I want to say to her “I’m busy doing good work in the world, that’s why I forget to floss”

  6. Mike permalink
    05/04/2017 10:24 am

    I was charmed to discover calculus and calculate have the same origin in the word for limestone (stones used in doing sums).

  7. 05/04/2017 10:51 am

    I had to leave my last dentist when she insisted that I HAD to have all four of my wisdom teeth surgically removed immediately. When I asked what was wrong with them, she said ‘nothing yet, but most people can’t take care of them, so you need them out.’ Pre-emptive much?? Now it’s been years since my last dentist (and my wisdom teeth are fine, thanks dentist) but I know I have to go & face the shame with someone else now!

  8. 10/04/2017 10:22 pm

    My dentist laughed at me when he told me I needed 9 fillings…that was more judgement than I could handle!

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