I’ve been putting off a dental appointment for ages now. I know that I should go and get it done, but I really just have been so busy. The list of reasons I haven’t been able to go to the dentist could go on for days. For starters, I don’t even know where my closest dentist is. It could be on the other side of Australia, for all I know! Would you go to travel across the country to go to a dentist? I don’t think so. Secondly, I have had a lot of work lately. I work three days a week, in the grueling job of an ice cream taster. After three days of that, I need the rest of the week to recover. I know that it sounds like an easy job, but it is totally exhausting. So, that’s the main reason I haven’t gone to see the closest Cheltenham dentist to me. That’s a perfectly legitimate reason. I don’t know why everyone judges me for that when I tell them that my tooth really hurts.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why don’t I just take a day of annual leave and go to the dentist? Unfortunately, I am only employed casually by the ice cream tasting company. So, I’d have to take a normal day off and not get paid for it. That would really suck. Instead, I figure I’ll just continue through life, eating ice cream three days a week and avoiding the pressing need to visit a dentist. My teeth aren’t really that white anymore, but it doesn’t bother me too much. I’m not looking for cosmetic dentistry or anything. If I had a free day and got paid for it, I’d go and get this aching tooth—well, two now—sorted out.
Did I mention that I’m also super afraid of dentists? Yeah, they have terrified me ever since I saw that movie where the dentist does his job in a haunted house. So, I guess that would be reason number three that I haven’t gone to see a dentist yet, even if I do really need it. I’ll be fine, right? Ice cream can’t be that bad for your teeth.