Just Drill and Fill

So I went to the  dentist today and found out I had a cavity.  Ugh!  My hygienist asked if I ate candy.  Um yes, chocolate candy especially is good like whenever!  I’ve done everything right: I use my Sonicare toothbrush 2x daily and I’ve even upped the flossing count per week.  I make sure popcorn kernels get removed and I also like to chew gum.  I guess I’ve got to cut back on the sugary sweets.  I have a mouth full of fillings so it’s not like this is anything new.  It’s just a reality check that I’m not invincible and should maybe start eating less candy sweets to ensure I still have real teeth later to enjoy the sweeter things in life.

Luckily this new dentist trusted me when I said I don’t need a shot.  Just drill and fill and let me go home.  Why do dentists insist on numbing people all the time?  I get more worked up and nervous for the silly little shot than I do for the drill.