I have a task for you.. think about teaching your children to use the toilet. Boys in particular. Those of you, who don’t yet have kids, try and imagine. Any mothers out there? Any mothers.. with boys out there? Dads, you can see where I’m going with this.
Ready , Aim, Fire!
I have a task for you.. think about teaching your children to use the toilet. Boys in particular. Those of you, who don’t yet have kids, try and imagine.
Any mothers out there? Any mothers.. with boys out there? Dads, you can see where I’m going with this.
Uhuh, I can see the mums nodding their heads now, you know where I’m going too don’t you?
Aim.. and.. oops, oh dear, totally missed.
I wish putting a ping-pong ball, or painting a target into the spittoon would help. But, it won’t. Let’s face it, we can all aim and spit right?
Yep.. on any given day, at any given moment, we can rinse our mouths out with water, gargle, lean down and spit exactly where we want. Except, when you’re at the dentist! Even if you’ve just had a scale and clean – and your mouth isn’t numb, trying to spit into that tiny bowl is like trying to hit a marble at 100kms an hour with a baseball bat.
I swear a man designed the spittoon (sorry guys, but its true). If I were able to redesign the whole thing, it’d be moveable and have splashbacks, and be much, much, bigger!
So, spitting when you’re in control of your mouth is bad enough, but when you’re numb.. hah!! You don’t stand a chance. It’s like standing at home base at a baseball game, waiting for the pitcher to throw you an unbelievably fast ball; and someone else has possessed your body (think of the movie Victor Victoria with Julie Andrews, or All of Me with Steve Martin)!! Your legs are trying to run, while your arms are busy trying to hit the ball.
“There you go, all done. Would you like a rinse, here’s a tissue”. I know, you’d really like a towel, but a tissue is the best I can do. We’ve all sat there, and we’ve all missed it (some more so than others, boy, the stories we could tell!!) The best we dental nurses can do, is laugh with you about it – trust me, there is no point being embarrassed, because when it comes down to it, we’ve all been there, done that!
“Would you like a rinse??”