“When you’re in the dentist’s chair, the power imbalance between practitioner and patient becomes palpable. A masked figure looms over your recumbent body, wielding power tools and sharp metal instruments, doing things to your mouth you cannot see, asking you questions you cannot properly answer, and judging you all the while. The experience simultaneously invokes physical danger, emotional vulnerability, and mental limpness.” The Atlantic with the truth about dentistry: It’s much less scientific—and more prone to gratuitous procedures—than you may think. (You might want to hit the nitrous oxide before reading this one…)