I remember it just like it was yesterday…
My parents taking me to the dentist for a routine checkup…
And then us walking out, and me getting fun toothbrushes and flavored toothpaste…
A dentist giving out lollipops. How cool was that?
Even though I look back at those dentist visits with fondness, now, as an adult, I wonder what was his reasoning behind giving out the lollies.
Was it because he wanted kids to like going to the dentist?
Or was he trying to make sure that those kids return to him (with problems)?
Yes, I might have had baby teeth back then, but I’m beginning to think that maybe he is the reason for my sweet tooth. The only problem was that I moved out of town when I was a kid, so if the latter is the case, then he created more business for OTHER dentists.
I rediscovered this guy years later. Still a cool dude and a good dentist. Only now, he gives no lollipops. I am not sure why. I have not asked him.
He instilled my love for Tootsie Pops. They are still my favorite brand.
Do you have a sweet tooth?
Do you remember your first dentist?
Did you like them?
Did they use something to bribe you?
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