Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
The comfy reclining chair, soft music, gentle dental assistant draping a paper bib over my chest. A formula for relaxation right?… NOT! Bright light beaming into my eyes, sharp things, buzzing things, gurgling things, grinding sounds, and cold water spraying into my face. I sit there lifeless, mouth wide open, and I don’t even think I’m blinking due to the trauma. Normally, I am a talker, but not at the dentist office. After all, what can I say? NOTHING… Nothing at all. All I can do is try to NOT choke.
I do get a moment to answer the question of the day, “Raspberry, Strawberry, Bubblegum, or Mint?” I think that’s the first time I actually take a breath.
I have to give credit to Dental Hygienists everywhere. It takes a special person to do your job. I have to wonder how many times a day you have to tell your stories? You have a captive audience for sure! We’re actually speechless! On the Godly Girlfriends Facebook page today I posted a challenge to give a stranger a compliment today as an act of kindness. So I thought my act of kindness would be a blog to appreciate our friends in the dental field who serve us.
Thank you for the work that you do. It’s a hard job, but a necessary one. I know you probably don’t get a pat on the back, a hug, or bundles of fan letters so I’ll be compliment you with a confession; my quality of life is better for knowing you. God bless you for the work that you do.