Raymi goes to Archer Dental

Last week I met Toronto dentist Dr Natalie Archer at the downtown Archer Dental location 600 Sherbourne street, which is at Bloor and Sherbourne. If you know me in real life or even just via internet you know that I’m very into my teeth and constantly worry about them; I was going to make my Tinder profile byline “add me to your dental plan” in fact.

I love the (many) photos taken with our profesh cameras BUT there are always a select few special ones taken with my phone (for instagram) that I feel like I should include because, well obvious lol.

I’ve been seeking a new dentist for aaaages now. Who would think that this could ever happen to/for me? I have dabbled with dental coverage over the years and I am sure a lot of you can relate to that as entrepreneurs or temporarily working corporately and being covered. When you aren’t covered you become acutely aware of how scary it is to worry about your teeth or if an emergency should occur. I have a bit of a nest egg I’m building and I surely do not want to dump it on dental fees so each time I raise a glass to my teeth for a drink I “slow down” so as not to chip my teeth. Dental is costly and not covered by OHIP as we all know.

I chipped my left front tooth a few years ago just a sliver and it made me realize I needed to be more careful, cautious.  As a “scrimper” plus selfie addict, I can’t afford to bust a tooth.

Dr. Archer’s facility, friendly staff, and easy-going style woke me up to a new kind of dentistry. I generally shy away from change and had grown accustomed to my small town dental clinic’s ways, so I was a bit hesitant to try something new…

Loved this kid. Your kid will leave with clean teeth and a baseball bat, which seems kind of counter intuitive, but there it is.

Hi there.

The one of many things I loved about this experience (aside from the purple colour scheme) was how thorough Dr. Archer is and thoughtful. They are patient, FUN, and informative. Two hours just flew by, and I wasn’t scared or uncomfortable once.

Legs segue.

TV is a vital part of a dental visit – it’s basically like a flight to New York in that respect. Distract the client, plug them in.

Here I’m relating all my hopes and fears for my teeth. I can’t remember the last time my family dentist ever asked me what my teeth future wish list was? How about, never. It has never come up, as previous practitioners were likely preoccupied with my cavities to care about any cosmetic aspirations I may have had. I have never been so teeth-attention flattered before.

This dental experience was nothing short of a social visit with the ladies. I am not even selling you right now or obligated to that’s not what RTM is about here (it’s about links which we can talk about another time). Look at the joy here this is practically a stock photo image.

If you care about the technical side of what’s going on in your mouth then Dr. Archer’s people are the ones for you. I’ve suspected over the years that I have a crime scene in my mouth and most of me does not want to know, but the other half is curious.

So, absolutely everything was transparent and that is good.

I don’t know if it’s “special treatment” they will prob get mad I said that cos they are like this with everyone I saw with my own eyes other customers getting the love and took note. I am a lover. I love, love. It never goes unnoticed. Anyway, I have never talked about my teeth in length ever before in my life so thank you for listening and caring.

I had a gap in my teeth when I was younger so I never smiled showing my teeth although my grandmother ALWAYS said I had beautiful teeth I was ashamed of this little Madonna gap I had but then around 20 it began to close and one of the front teeth became longer than the other so my old dentist filed it down during a visit all lickity split and my teeth were straight, with no gap for the first time in my life! That was my first brush with “cosmetic dentistry” ever.

If you have been a Raymiite for years you might note that I only started smiling and showing teeth in my blog photos around 2009. So, for nine years I never smiled or showed teeth. I learned how much prettier one can be with a bright toothy grin. I was always just too shy and emo and the hipster shame of being a blogger in Toronto got to me. I never faked it to make it but now I know I need my smile.

I was asked what my hope was for a year from now with Archer dental. Dental lottery much? I said white teeth, fillings free, all straight. They were like no problem.

I have an overbite. Confirmed overbite. LOL. Jennifer Jordan here by the way was hilarious, and the perfect match for me. She looks all normal and at first I was worried that I would need to be normal, but then she got me going (laughing) instantly and I had no worries.

I’m so VIP Michael came in to over-see the action.

There she is now hello Dr. Natalie Archer glad you could join us.

Pinky up!

This blog post is just one Three Stooges grape scene in mouth opportunity after another.

These ones I like because it’s kinda Prometheus, sci-fi in nature…

…plus I like how I look? I take selfies because I want pictures of me which I seldom get so when I get a photo taken of me without a photographer vying for credit or whathaveyou hassle, I adore it.

I have some teeth erosion from how I brush and now I know how to brush right. You do a swipe back and forth THEN down. Yeah like that’s ever happening.

The 80’s were a great decade nice glasses.

This picture shows of how caring Natalie is. Look at her.

This nearby demolition with its big rig hydraulic jack hammer was pathetic fallacy for what was happening in my own mouth rat at tat tat tat.

Wow this post is long but anyway NOW the real action happens (continues) because I get to plead my case again about my teeth to the head honcho, Dr A.

Legs segue. Sorry but they are there and I cannot NOT ignore them.

Archer legit has her hands in my mouth now.

There is such a stigma attached to visiting the dentist I can only hope to help change that through these meticulous photos you might be still wondering why you’re scrolling through. It’s the Raymi experience and I am kind of sure it’s my first ever dental feature here.

Max Headroom.

Sarina over there is so lovely – we had a bonding sesh while I waited my turn at the chair :) and she imparted some choice wisdoms upon me.

Ready for my teeth close-up.

You liking this experience, guys? For me personally it’s one of those wow I love what I do moments and I feel blessed plus proud. Blog for dental it is work bruh.

If you photographed everything that you did in a day, your day would look something like this too no? You see that it’s a lot really when you have a file folder of photographs. Between our two cameras… that is why this post took awhile to sit down and do I knew it would take time but I am happy to do it and it reminds me of Xiaxue my blog idol and her (awesomely enjoyable) long-winded princess blogvert posts. She is oldschool like me and really paved the way I credit her all the time.

My teeth are being x-rayed here in case that wasn’t clear haha.

Your past dentist will eventually send your x-rays from before to Dr. Archer fyi and you won’t have to talk to them and feel awkward.

Where did that stool come from?

Well hello sailors.

No one can resist the Raymbo.

This is where they told me I had two turtles in my mouth? For real. Any fans out there know what that means? Let me see how smart you are in the comments.  In a year we’ll see how many there are….

That was a long time of having my mouth open I guess my nose was clogged.

And fluoride spit. See ya tomowoah!