An unusual title maybe, but there is a link. Ruminating is both a psychological and oral activity. My (psychological) ruminations were triggered by a message I received from a client who had decided to visit his dentist instead of his psychologist. How bad must it be to prefer visiting your dentist rather than your psychologist?!
I am guilty of a classic thinking error – personalisation. I am sure that my client’s dental pain far outweighed his mental pain on this occasion. As a psychologist, I try to promote mental hygiene and recommend regular mental flossing to remove the detritus of the day.