I just 86'ed my first patient from my practice for refusing to wear a mask when in my office. He said it wasn’t a political but a personal choice and that he felt healthy and saw no point in wearing one. When I gave him a mask, he put it on but wrong; under his nose not over his nose.... read more »
Ginger Snaps Chats
As you can see, I am starting a blog, which will be not only about dentistry, but about the office, my team (The Ginger Snaps), and other random musings. I am hoping that I can make this entertaining and informative enough for people to want to read it. Or maybe provide some comic relief. Only time will tell if I will be writing this for an audience of one (my daughter) or an actual group of people.
I am open to topic suggestions, and please let me know if you like what you are reading. You can post your comments on our Facebook fan page (be gentle in your critiques, my ego isn’t huge). My writing style will be casual and possibly weird. So, while reading it, bear in mind that I tend to have a quirky sense of humor, and my intent is not to be insulting or belittling to anyone (unless you have something against gingers since I am a double-ginger; a redhead by birth and Ginger by name). Thank you for being a (potential) participant on this new adventure of mine!
I know, I KNOW, the correct verb is to ghost. Like in I ghost, you ghost, he/she/it ghosts. I just learned this new word since I started online dating. I was sitting next to a young woman who was lamenting on her last date who “ghosted” her and then I knew. I had been ghosted too. Multiple times. I am... read more »
Age 6 Yay! Brand new tooth. Gets a sealant to prevent a cavity. ($50) Age 10 Lost the sealant, eats lots of candy, has a chewing surface cavity, filling placed ($170) Age 16 Brushing better but doesn’t floss teeth, has flossing cavity, bigger filling placed ($280) Age 24 Still doesn’t floss, has new flossing cavity; filling is even bigger ($340)... read more »
My dad was a psychologist, so I started reading some of his psych books from the time I was a teenager. And since I had issues (like everyone else in the world!), and since I had no stigma against therapy (it’s not so much I’m OK and You’re OK, it is more like I’m a bit crazy and so are... read more »
Mary had a baby tooth Its roots had gone away. Every day she wiggled it Until in her hand, it lay. ‘Neath her pillow it did lie White and pearly shining, Waiting for a fairy light While all its buds were dining. So fast asleep Mary went Dreams of prizes coming. The tooth fairy stealthy came A coin she left,... read more »
One, Two, Where’s the glue?* Three, Four, Brush some more. Five, Six, A tooth to fix. Seven, Eight, Pain can’t wait. Nine, Ten, NOT AGAIN!!!! *denture adhesive to keep them in
In one research study, people were asked how much money would they want to have a perfect upper front tooth extracted? Most decided that their tooth was worth, yep, $1,000,000! Yet, these same people may not be willing to spend any money to keep that million-dollar tooth in their mouth. Dentistry can seem expensive in the moment but when you... read more »
We all have roughly nine pints of blood in our bodies, which is why vampires get so annoyed with us for being stingy about giving a little bit up to them. According to books I have read, when vampires suck our blood it is pleasurable for us. Like eating really really good chocolate. But I am digressing. We humans have... read more »
I admit that I am not phobia free. I detest cockroaches, even though I believe they will survive even a nuclear holocaust (along with sharks). I find spiders very creepy and don’t want them on my body or in my house. I am fine with them outside (50,000 per acre), they do a great job. But stay out of my... read more »
I am sure most of you are either freaking out about the coronavirus or the opposite extreme of “It won’t happen to me because I am young and healthy”.* The truth is that there is no need to freak out if precautions are taken by everyone; no matter your age, health, socioeconomic status, and beliefs. We already have 2 lab-confirmed... read more »