Danica Patrick has mentioned in more than one interview that she has a passion for cooking and has a secret desire to create a cookbook. She has mentioned it as recently as last month in this article in USAToday by Jeff Gluck. So it shouldn’t be any surprise to see Danica serving up smoothies from a food truck right? Um Danica? Just what kind of smoothies are these anyway:
Are those sweet potato fries? Um Danica what kind of smoothie is that anyway?! (Photo source: Aspen Dental)
So Danica isn’t really trying to hawk things like burger and fish taco smoothies. She along with sponsor Aspen Dental are trying to bring awareness to the fact that an estimated 150 million American adults avoided a dental visit altogether last year for reasons like anxiety about cost and extent of needed work and of course pain. Hey I can sympathize- I use to be one of you dentist avoiders and I have dental insurance through my employer. Why did I avoid the dentist? Because I was anxious about things like the pain and the money involved with going regularly even with insurance. Then I chipped a tooth eating a salad. Yes you read that right. I know- how does one chip a tooth eating a salad? I don’t know- how does one dislocate a knee while sleeping? I guess it’s my superhero talent- being able to injure myself doing mundane things like sleeping and eating salads. But I digress. The tooth I chipped was a front bottom tooth- and I did it on a Saturday late afternoon. Without a regular dentist how was I suppose to get someone to fix that for me? Luckily through recommendation of an extended family member had me in the dentist chair on Monday and turned out that I LOVED this dentist. He is awesome, his staff is awesome and I am there every six months like clock work for my cleaning and exam.
Okay so you are probably saying well that is great- you have a dentist you love. What does that have to do with Danica Patrick dishing out bizarre smoothies? Easy-by avoiding visiting a dentist regularly you are facing a future of smoothies. Check out Aspen Dental’s ATasteOfTheFuture.com to watch Danica Patrick in a hidden video prank serving up things like fish taco smoothies from a food truck to unsuspecting customers while trying to drive home the fact that YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH. Without them you are facing a future of fish taco smoothies and a variety of other health problems. Not to mention the fact that without healthy teeth you are relegated to a future of soft food like smoothies and will no longer be able to participate in the joys of mastication (there’s a five dollar word for you). While you are at ATasteOfTheFuture.com you can even make an appointment while there. Just do it- go to the dentist already. Don’t make Danica come force feed you a sweet potato fry smoothie!
For full disclosure purposes (I am looking at you FTC): I received information about the Taste of the Future video from Aspen Dental and was compensated for my post. All opinions and stories within the above post are my own and I really do love my dentist who is not affiliated with Aspen dental to the best of my knowledge.