It’s both wonderful and crazy that of all my blog posts, “Should I or Shouldn’t I Whiten My Teeth?” has the most comments. I truly appreciate all the thoughtful responses, including the offer for a coupon from Crest. The votes are in favor of whitening. So today I am going to try it.
Why? Not because I don’t think my teeth are good enough. In fact, I just went to the dentist and didn’t have any cavities. I even let them do x-rays for the first time in 8 years. I don’t like getting x-rays because of the radiation, but also because that thing you have to put in your mouth makes me gag. I have the nicest and gentlest dental hygienist in the world, but I am sorry to say that the last time I had x-rays, I knocked her in the head with the x-ray machine AND bit her finger really hard. I didn’t mean to. But she is slightly afraid of me now. This time, she just kept repeating “breathe through the nose.” Thankfully, there were no injuries.
I am going to whiten my teeth because I am just too damn curious. I need to know what it tastes like and how that stuff feels on my teeth…and if it hurts. It’s the repressed scientist in me. I can’t promise that I’ll keep up with it for long; in fact, I only have the four free strips I got from the orthodontist, so that is where I am going to start. I am going to do it just to see if it makes me feel different when I look in the mirror—or if people treat me any differently.
I’ll let you know what happens…