I had my first visit to the dentist today since... since......since as long as I can remember. Put it this way I was in a school uniform last time I was at the dentist. I went in with the fear that my dentist would look at me all disapproving but instead she was really really nice. She even laughed at all my nervous bad jokes. Best of all I can keep all my own teeth. I do have something she called 'pocketing' and for that she supplied me with copious amounts of anti-biotics so no drinking for me this weekend. Luckily for me I am off to see Frankie Boyle on Saturday so I will find things funny without the aid of alcohol. So to round up it would seem not all dentists have bad breath (just like the one I had when I was in said uniform), they don’t all despise the NHS patients like me and it's really NOT ok to avoid the dentist for 10+ years. If you, like me have never been before as an adult just make sure you have your credit card at the ready. I spent more than I bargained for but hey not bad considering I was exempt from paying the last time I went!