help me, i'm scared

Folks, I am about to go to the dentist for the first time in at least five years. I've never been scared of the dentist before, but this time I am. Place your bets as to the exact number of cavities I have. First person to guess correctly gets a prize!


Blogger Pete said...

We need to know more! Do you brush twice a day? Floss? Regular toothbrush or power? What kind of toothpaste?

In the absence of this info, I'll be optimistic and guess zero.

6/22/2006 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/22/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger X Bunny said...


plus the hygienist is going to make you feel like a bad person

they always do though, even if you go regularly

6/22/2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Well, I am back, and the verdict is in, but I'm going to wait for some more guesses before I reveal my secret!

Pete: twice, no, regular, Tom's of Maine.

And what, pray tell, is half a cavity? Is it when you have an old filling that's falling apart and needs to be replaced? Because I was thinking about this, not to give anything away or anything, and I was thinking that it is not actually a cavity so it doesn't count, but for my purposes (i.e. being miserable in the chair) it might as well be one. Please enlighten me...

6/22/2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger Sascha said...

full dentures?

You know I've got a stellar oral surgeon!

6/22/2006 3:09 PM  
Anonymous uncadan8 said...

I am guessing one cavity for each year, so 5 cavities. If this holds true for me, my teeth will look like Swiss cheese.


6/22/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger Chris said...


6/22/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Shawn Kielty said...

So -- How many teeth do you have?

I say 1 cavity.

6/23/2006 12:40 AM  
Blogger annie said...

Nine? Dang, Chris, I do know what toothpaste is! But I was certainly expecting worse than what I actually had, which was....

ONE! Shawn wins! Shawn wins!

Shawn, I haven't actually thought of a prize for this, so if you have any ideas let me know. Maybe you can send me a photo of your choosing and I'll post it, or (and this one could be even more dangerous) you can pick the topic of my next post.... ask a question, any question....

6/23/2006 8:21 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Aim high! I went about four years without going to the dentist and had nine cavities, and I brish twice daile, too. But they were all the same cavity, just kind of rimming the gum line. No real drilling needed, just scraping and such.

6/23/2006 8:38 AM  

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