Dental exams and my childhood

Taking dental models

A few days ago I went to take some dental models and X-rays for the braces treatment I’m currently under. It all reminded me of my childhood, as I spent most of it hanging around at my mom’s dental office. I used to help my mom with these same sampling back when I was about 5 years old. I helped take X-rays, and took myself dental models and bite samples for fun.

As I grew up, I spent less and less time at my mother’s dental office. Its been now years since I’ve even seen the tools. So, you know how sometimes the smell of a good pie or a nice roast reminds you of your childhood, your home and your mother? Well, for me, the smell of the chemichals for the dental models, the X-rays and the wax bite sampling triggered those memories on me. Funny, right? Yeah, I’m weird…

By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter