The Reception Counter at My Dentist's Office

The Reception Counter at My Dentist's Office

The Reception Counter at My Dentist's Office

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 20 2011 8:44 PM

The Reception Counter at My Dentist's Office

Check this out: a bowl of Hershey's kisses at the place where you stand to pay after getting your teeth cleaned or cavity filled. Unbelievable!

(I took a bottle of Poland Spring.)

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Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.