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2 comments:

  • Darcie Maranich posted at 2:26 pm on Thu, Feb 20, 2014.

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    If your goal was to give me nightmares, John, you've succeeded. What you've shared here is a horror story, not a dental experience. Yet, it sounds as though you still make regular trips to the dentist, in spite of your trauma. Kudos. You're a braver soul than I.

     
  • John Flanagan posted at 2:55 pm on Tue, Feb 18, 2014.

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    Come on.....! We are talking about dental cleaning.....not hip replacement! What is there to fear? Most dental work today is first class and relatively painless. Let me tell you about the OLD DAYS, when I was a young lad sitting in the dentist chair where real torture was administered. The dentists were grumpy, and mine must have hated all children (maybe he was bullied in the schoolyard). "If the drilling starts to hurt," he would say, " just raise your left hand." Well, raising my left hand and left leg at the same time seldom got his attention, and this guy used two drills basically. His main drill was like a heavy duty one designed to cause maximum pain. His other drill was tiny and designed to hit the deep nerves the big drill missed. Each visit was memorable, with my 8 year old optimism reduced to paranoid fear. We do recover from these things....and later in life I appreciated that the dentists and staff of today are wonderful and caring....the the grumpy old dentist is gone and pushing up daisies.

     

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  • Darcie Maranich was a teen mom long before MTV made it the next big thing. In the 18 years that have passed since, she's gone on to build a life bold and beautiful here in Tucson. A self-described rebel with a lifestyle blog, her posts at Such The Spot reflect on the ups and downs of life as a mother to four, including one daughter who rocks three 21st chromosomes (or has Down syndrome, in layman's terms). Her passions for handcrafted food, inspired travel and back-to-basics living make her someone to keep an eye on. She's @medarcie on Twitter.

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