Never one to take my dental health lightly, I had my semi-annual prophylaxis this morning. At the helm today was Lindsey Edwards, wife of Dr. Tre Edwards, the son and partner of our long-time dentist Dr. Bennie Edwards. I like Linsday, despite the fact that she and her hygienist ilk use a machine called a Cavitron, an ultrasonic scaling device that literally blasts the stains off your teeth. It’s kinda painful, and my mouth fills with spit grit, and my face, shirt and safety glasses – yes, safety glasses – get covered in a fine grit of blasting material and, I assume, tooth scale.
Despite the discomfort, the Cavitron seems to get my teeth very clean, and there is little she has to with the steel tools like in the old days.
Also, “Cavitron” seems very nuclear and futuristic, so I approve.