I went to the dentist yesterday for the first time in over two years.
Don’t look at me like that. I know it was a long time! But it’s hard to decide on a dentist or doctor (you’ve all heard how that method did not work for me) by name alone. You need recommendations. You need to know people that you trust to recommend doctors which takes TIME.
Okay, so two years is excessive but still. . .get off my back.
This dentist came highly recommended by a coworker- a coworker who is compiling “dentist tunes” for a mix cd- so she told me to be on the listen for songs to add. Based on my 1.5 hour appointment the compilation album should include such soft hits as:
“I’m All Out of Love” by Air Supply
“How Do I Live” by Michael Bolton
“Swaying to the Music” by Johnny Rivers
“Honesty” by Billy Joel
“Danny’s Song” by Loggins & Messina
“That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers
“Can’t We Try” by Dan Hill
“It Might Be You” by Stephen Bishop (From the movie Tootsie)
“You Are So Beautiful to Me” by Kenny Rogers
“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
What is with dentist offices and the music? It’s universal. They played the SAME music at my dentist’s office in California. Is this why there is such a high suicide rate among dentists? Because they endure these horrible songs day in and day out on top of having to look in mouths and touch teeth with cavities or poke gums that may or may not be receding. Not MY teeth, mind you. For a girl who hadn’t gone to the dentist in two years, I was praised for my “home dental care” and beautiful smile. Apparently this dentist office doesn’t give guilt trips about flossing. And for that, I love them because I can’t for the life of me get in the habit of flossing.
Have you been to the dentist lately and if so, did you hear any really good (and by that I mean bad) soft hits? Chime in! Maybe this mix will become a two disc set.