There are 2 types of “D” words-the first one is daddy who makes us love and second one is dentist whom we hate the most. Hatred comes when you spell ‘Dentist’. Who anyway likes visiting a dental practitioner? They are considered as scary creatures who happen to be callous and arrogant. Are they really?
Oh come on, first let me clear the air for you. Then you decided yourself. And here we go.
1. Their weird looking attire is just for their protection.
Oops!, I know, the first obvious thought that strikes your mind is the ugly fully covered up alienated attire that these dentists pose before you.
Be cool they just don’t want to fall sick while treating you!
2. Those instruments won’t kill you.
Any laymen would be scared of that sharp shining scalar or that high speed aerator. But believe me, they don’t hurt till they are in the experts hand! But, if your sibling is tagging along, beware!
3. No need to feel traumatized by those heavy weighing words.
Don’t be deterred when you hear, “We need to remove your supragingival calculus. It’s high time!” Got shock, oh relax. All they meant was, your teeth need cleaning.
Chill!!! they have paid lakhs to learn those words.. so let them use it!
4. Injections! Dont fear them!
The only injection that dental practitioners use are of anesthesia, so chillax, go numb for a while so that you don’t feel the pain. They are not teleporting you in the world of deep sleep forever.
5. The word “Dr.” in front of their names is for a reason.
Just don’t make a horrifying image of them. Come on, everyone among us, trusts these heavenly creatures. They are labeled as Doctors because they are qualified enough to treat you and keep your smiles intact. Trust them and hand over the responsibilities of the finest curve of your body to them.
Dentists have a very simple motto, “drill’em fill’em bill’em.”
So, did I change your perception? I am sure yes. Anyway when is your next appointment?
(About author-Maitri Jhaveri is an avid reader and a paramedic student. She lives in Ahmedabad, India.)