New patient exam.
Patient has worn, broken teeth.
“When you fix my teeth with fillings will they last forever?”
“Well fillings can last forever if you take pristine care of them and your teeth.”
“Oh okay because I like chewing on BONES!”
“. . . . . ”
“Is that okay?”
“Eating bones, ice, rocks, or concrete isn’t good for your teeth. I doubt your teeth are going to last very long eating on things like that.”
“Oh. Haha. Okay. Hopefully they will last then.”
Well at least I have job security . . .
Patients. . .