Thursday, September 20, 2007

Swag from the Dentist Appointment


I visited the dentist today. I always get a brand new toothbrush and some dental floss on my way out. It's better than the cheap. overly sweet suckers that the dentist of my childhood gave me. My childhood dentist I remember as a very tall, very thin man who didn't believe in dental anaesthetic except in extreme circumstances, and never told you what was coming next. His office was in the neighborhood strip mall, on the second floor up a narrow, dark staircase. I was fortunate that I didn't have a lot of dental difficulties as it was an unpleasant experience in an uncomfortable dingy office. My grown-up dentist has a bright, cheery office with a tropical fish tank, posters on the ceiling, and music. It's clean and light and cheerful. During my check-up he spoke enthusiastically about how much he enjoyed the Harry Potter series. It was as pleasant and comfortable as it can be when someone's fingers are in your mouth. And of course, there was that ergonomically designed toothbrush to make it a sketchable experience.

4 comments:

Lin said...

What a wonderful page!

Africantapestry said...

Great sketch! I love your little stories you add along with your sketches..
ronell

Felicity said...

'Swag' - I love that! Interesting how dentists have so completely changed isn't it! Super drawing!

phthaloblu said...

Very well done. I had a dentist just like yours when I was growing up. Funny, I didn't feel any pain because it seems that my nerves are pretty deep. Now all the dentists use Novocain for drilling, but I don't let my grown up dentist use it on me. lol! I'm more afraid of the needle than I am of the drilling. Times they have changed.