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True confessions
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:52 PM

By Kylee Baumle

Let’s get personal, shall we? When I worked in private practice as a dental hygienist in New Haven, Ind., I did my grocery shopping there before heading home. It never failed that I would encounter a patient or two and they’d not so subtly inspect what I had in my grocery cart.

Let there be candy or a box of Lucky Charms in there (and there nearly always was) and they couldn’t help themselves. I’d be queried, “You eat THAT?” And then there would be clucking and shaming because surely all dental personnel only eat healthy foods, right? I know this comes as a shock to most, but we’re normal people with bad habits.