Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I tried brushing my teeth

My dentist told me I should get an electric tooth brush. Ok dentist, I will listen to you since I have nightmares about all my teeth falling out. I will do anything you say dentist so I don't end up with wooden dentures. What my dentist didn't tell me is that electric tooth brushes feel really weird in your mouth. It's like this weird unexpected vibration and my right shoulder wants to start twitching. 

Does that mean it's working? I don't know.

I guess I should have read the directions because I turned the toothbrush on before I put it in my mouth and guess what happens when you do that.

Imagine this but with toothpaste.

After I scraped the toothpaste off my face and OUT OF MY HAIR I finally got to the brushing of the teeths. The electric toothbrush has a timer so you have to brush your teeth for two whole minutes! That is like a life time. I start thinking of all things I'm going to do after brushing my teeth, I write a play in my head, I sing a really long Tori Amos song and finally I'm done brushing my teeth. I haven't even got to flossing.

This is a lot of work dentist. I better have the best teeth you've ever seen at my next cleaning.


  1. I've often felt that electric toothbrushes were for people who just like gadgetry. Is there really a difference in cleaning effectiveness? And I'm referring to your teeth, not your face and bathroom walls.
    My son's orthodontist gave him a 3-minute hourglass timer for when he brushes. I tried it. Three minutes is a long freaking time for teeth brushing!

    1. According to my dentist it cleans your back teeth much better.

      3 minutes is a long time for teeth brushing!

  2. So I saw the picture of the girl covered in blood before I actually read the post and I was very concerned about what the toothbrush did to your gums! Glad that it was just a little messy rather then painful lol.

    I used an electronic toothbrush when I was a kid but I think it was before there was technology in place to actually time you. That's pretty great! I'm sure I don't brush my teeth Foote two minutes ever but I probably should..

    1. "Foote" is supposed to say "for". I'm awful at Swype.

    2. ha ha someone else said that to me about the photo too. It was a bit dramatic.

  3. Yup, that happened to me when I first started using an electric toothbrush. Whoops!

    I finally went back to manual brushing because the electric toothbrush was too dang loud. First thing in the morning and last thing at night I have no desire to put anything with a motor inside my mouth.

  4. It seems that your first time to use an electric toothbrush is quite unforgettable. Hahaha! Anyway, there's always a first for everything, and you'll get used to it in no time. Although I find it really nice that you take your dentist's instructions to heart and follow them. Keep that up, Ginny! Kudos and all the best to you! :)

    Jolanda Warren @ Buck Head Dentist