Originally Posted by Descartes
Do you wear perfume when you go to the dentist? I asked once to mine about it and he told me to avoid it because is unpleasant while working and is socially not the right place to wear it like in a hospital.
A dentist usually wears a mask over his nose and mouth also goggles to prevent water from the irrigation coming in contact with these areas. This will prevent some scents from coming to his olfactory nerve. I can see where your dentist can have that opinion, but there worse things he can smell. Try having to deal with rotten teeth from lack of brushing or drug use. If they do not brush their teeth, the likelihood of them having good hygine goes down quite a bit. So now, you are dealing with morning breath from 5yrs ago and body odor. If I had a pick, I would rather care for the person with some perfume.
I'll say this, it does not matter what you do. There will always be somebody that will find a fault in it. I try to do the things that make me happy without offending the masses. The occasional personal person who gets offended. I can't help that. If they say something, I apologize and go on. They have option to go elsewhere. If I am at their place, I have the option to change or go elsewhere. I have come to the conclusion that I am not going to please everyone. I live my life so that is pleasing to God, my family, and friends. I try to help those in need as much as I can but I know that I cannot help everyone.
Sorry, I'll get off my soap box now. I guess your dentist hit a nerve, forgot the novocaine.