Thursday, April 20, 2006


Well, this Wednesday the Things and I headed to the dentist for our bi-annual check-up and cleaning. It was wonderful to watch the aquarium in the waiting room, but since we were late due to traffic we did not have to watch the fish very long.
The boys were escorted to meet their hygenist where Thing Two took the chair rolling his eyes at the anxieties of his elder brother and I went off to my own little chamber of torture. Actually, I did not go to the dentist much as a kid. Whenever I do go however, they are always very pleased. One of my dentists told me I have the kind of mouth that would put him out of business. I have strong, healthy teeth and gums. Today the hygenist referred to me as her "special treat for the day." I am a quick, easy clean and never have cavities. The one downside was that due to the onset of a cold I was having trouble breathing through my nose. Mouth breathing during a dental visit can be difficult if not downright impossible. I nearly drown in floride treatment gel.

After being congratulated by the dentist for my superlative teeth I headed over to see how the Things were doing. Thing Two was done and had been spoken to sternly about his lax brushing.

Thing One was just headed to bathroom to clean the vomit off his clothing.

Turns out he had a nice strong gag reflex.

Good thing he is cute, cuz, man, that kid is trouble every which way.

We were all dismissed being free of cavities although they are both in need of sealants.

I am blaming their teeth on their father, clearly that didn't come from me.


The Grunt said...

You have teeth like mine, Logo. I need to go to a dentist soon, though. It's been about seven years since I've been in. My teeth just feel and look so damn good all the time, I tend to forget about going to some dude's/dudette's office and pay them for the pleasure of telling me that my teeth are fine. Now that I've said all that, my teeth will fall out of my mouth.

Oh, I'm not going to put anymore ugly old rocker dude pictures up on my blog. I promise.

Melliferous Pants said...

I've always loved going to the dentist....that is until I was recently matched with the a know-it-all, bossy hygenist. On the upside, she's provided me with a lot of blog and psychotherapy material.

Logophile said...

Grunt~ Oddly enough I have nightmares about losing my teeth(they crumble away in my mouth), if I don't go to the dentist every year or two at least. I don't always do every six months like they suggest though. Thank you for taking it easy on the freaky old dude pics, all the bathing after hitting your blog was drying out my skin.

Pants~ Oh man, the horribly hygenist, ack, I've had those! It is good that you get blog fodder from it at least.

Blither said...

Heh.. Awesome post.. I love good dentist post. I don't know why. I relate to you . I've been hail a "Dental Mystery" no cavities, no problems, always perfect.
I'm blessed.
My husband on the other hand.. Fark.. Just taken out.. We'll go broke!

robmcj said...

Fantastic teeth. I'm so envious. An oral HNT is something I'll never post.

A HHNT to you.

lime said...

sealants are SOP these days, dear. nice grins y'all got

Breazy said...

hehehe ! We have another thing in common Ms. Logo. I also have very strong , healthy teeth and gums . I have only had two cavities in my 30 almost 31 years. Three beautiful smiles are a very nice thing to see for HNT! Happy HNT!

Mark Leslie said...

Congrats on the great teeth. (While you're putting dentists out of business, I'm helping mine buy a new boat) Happy HNT.

Kyahgirl said...

Things one and two have almost identical mouths don't you think?

good news on the cavity free status!

Thomcat said...

grrr baby grrrr!

Logophile said...

Bither~ I hear that! Mr. Logo has teeth from hell, part man/part metal.

Rob~ Are you telling me the "English people have bad teeth" thing is not just a myth?!

Lime~ I know, I know, but they really should be better when they brush. They are 10 and nearly 7, I still have to do nightly inspections or they lick the toothbrush and think that is good enough.

Breazy~ Good for you! The list of similarities grows.

Mark~ Will he take you out for a ride do you think, or place a plaque (pun pun) in your honor?

Kyakgirl~ Very similar, except Thing Two still has all his baby teeth. He is seven and the front bottom two are just getting loose.

Thom~ rrrroooowwwwr

DaMasta said...


I had a cosmetic dentist when I was growing up so instead of braces, I got invisible bars on the backs of my teeth to make sure they grew in straight. He always said my teeth were perfectly straight and that my middle lined up perfectly with my face. lol.

and he always gave me a dollar for being so good.


Happy HNT!

Seamus said...

THREE!!! Yes 3 smileys in one post!!! HHNT! :)

Egan said...

I enjoy the dentist visits as well. The chair is so damn comfy. This post sort of freaks me out for some reason.

Logophile said...

Damasta~ you are all symetrical, that is important, I never got a dollar!

Seamus~ Smiles all around, it is a good thing.

Egan~ Don't be freaked out, we are mostly harmless.

Lily said...

such beautiful smiles...
such fresh breath...
such lovely gums...

Looks like I'm not the ONLY one who has been doing a lot of brushing.

happy hnt!

Egan said...

(chatter chatter chatter)

Logophile said...

Lily~ It's true it's true. You are not the only one with an oral fixation...or whatever.

Egan~ All the better to... oh, never mind I am SO not going there.

snavy said...

Say cheese.... click!

Picture taking senario at Logo's:

Thing One - "Mom what are you doing with that camera? I none wawma ake ictures o ma eefe"

Thing Two - "Mom, you are so weird."

Ariella - "Don't even think of coming near my teeth with that thing! Ggggrrrrr!"


Logophile said...

Snav~ You just about got it

barefoot_mistress said...

HEE HEE about time I got here huh? I am usually first....Ratburn had the day off...:>....that's so cute and I am glad you all got outa there without pain...but, I hafta do this, I hafta, when people mention dentists:

When I was younger, just a bad little kid
My mama noticed funny things I did
Like shooting puppies with a B.B. gun
I'd poison guppies and when I was done
I'd find a pussycat and bash in its head
That's when my mama said

What did she say?

She said, "My boy, I think someday
You'll find a way to make your natural tendencies pay

You'll be a dentist
You have a talent for causing things pain
Son, be a dentist
People will pay you to be inhumane
Your temperament's wrong for the priesthood
And teaching would suit you still less
Son, be a dentist
You'll be a success

Here he is, folks the leader of the plaque!
Watch him suck up that gas!
Oh, my god!
He's a dentist and he'll never ever be any good
Who wants their teeth done by the Marquis de Sade?
Oh that hurts!
I'm not numb!

Oh, shut up. Open wide. here I come!
I am your dentist

Goodness gracious!

And I enjoy the career that I picked
I am your dentist

Fitting braces

And I get off on the pain I inflict
When I start extracting those molars
You girls will be screaming like holy rollers


And though it may cause my patients distress
Somewhere in heaven above me, I know that my mama's proud of me
'Cause I'm a dentist- and a success
Say ah! Now spit.

Egan said...

No comment.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for good teeth.

Unfortunately, I will need a crown. And not the good, bling variety either. It will be in my mouth to protect a dead tooth. How pleasant is that thought? Maybe I should opt for the gold kind...

Again, hooray for good teeth.

Logophile said...

Susie~ I should have known you would go there :p

Egan~ Good call. Don't incriminate

Guugs~ Mouth bling, Alright! Mr. Logo has mouth bling, you are right, hurray for good teeth.

weirsdo said...

I notice you did not discuss flossing. We have healthy teeth, but we fell off the flossing wagon a long time ago.

Logo™ said...

Weirsdo~ I am much better about flossing now that I have started using the little one time use flossers. I keep them on the edge of the tub and floss while reading in the tub.
Odd, but it works for me.

weirsdo said...

Tub?? That went out with the first kid.

weirsdo said...

I guess you could say the bath water went out with the baby.

weirsdo said...

But I didn't mean to say it THREE times! Please delete!

Logophile said...

Got it!
Blogger can be such a pill.