When I was a kid, my eldest sister got a job at a dentist’s office. It seemed like a pretty cool job for her and it made going to the dentist a lot less stressful. As a strange side-effect of her working there, my Mother sort of got slightly fixated on me becoming a dentist when I grew up. I had no idea if I was interested in that, but I figure if it was good enough for Hermey the Elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, maybe I could entertain the option.
A slew of dental themed toys and playsets would make appearances over the years as she tried to steer me toward my future career. My favorite of all of them was the Play-Doh Dr. Drill ‘N Fill. Which I enjoyed not for the mock dentistry but because I could give him weirdly shaped or oddly colored teeth. If you saw what I did to this poor guys mouth, you will be glad that I did not pursue a career in the toothly arts.
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