How I did it: So... in dealing with waiting for insurance to kick in for certain jobs and dealing with life and procrastination it took me an amazing 2 years to finally get my teeth cleaned and my goodness this was really one of those goals I should have been more on top of.
Read how I did it… 2 months ago
I have a total of 4 cavities. I have one in front and three in between molars. One of the cavities is so big that when the dental assistant showed my dentist the x-rays of my teeth, she actually stopped cleaning my teeth and just stared at the x-rays with this slack-jawed deer in the headlights look on her face like "holy f*ck". She even said she hopes it hasn't progressed so far that it would need a very painful procedure... the dreaded ROOT CANAL. But she said not to be too worried about it because she thinks I came just in time that I wouldn't need something that drastic.
On a positive note, I learned how to floss properly lol. I also found out that she thinks I'm a good candidate for Invisalign. I used to have metal braces from age 7-14 and didn't wear my retainer because I thought it was embarrassing -- boy, do I regret that! I hated having metal braces so I would never go back to them. Honestly, I'd rather have messed up teeth than go back through that hell. So I'm super excited that Invisalign is an option for me. :)
What did I learn from this experience?:
I am going to stay on top of my teeth cleanings and dental hygiene a lot more after that news. Plus I will not be drinking any more carbonated and sugary drinks or eating any candies that stick in teeth.
I have an appointment. I am not looking forward to it AT ALL. It’s not the cleaning I’m worried about, it’s all the other stuff that they will inevitably tell me is wrong. And oh boy is there a lot wrong.
I really just want them to look nice. Can’t we just do the cleaning and ignore all the rest? 3 months ago
Terrified of the dentist. I’ve been putting this off forever, and my teeth really need it. I’m totally afraid of what they’re going to find, which is mostly what is keeping me from going immediately. 10 months ago
that I hadn’t done this before. It was because of the treatment I am with the dentist because I have periodontitis and part of the healing is a cleaning. I never did this before and the look of my teeths are extremely different now. 13 months ago
I need to do this because my gums are beginning to get ill, and I’m a bit afraid of what can happens….. 22 months ago
I have an appointment in a little over an hour. It’s been a long time since I visited the dentist. It was a goal of mine and then I just dropped it. I’m going in for a simple cleaning. I have been taking good care of my teeth…but I’m sure there is at least one cavity. I will hear about it today.
The dentist comes highly recommended and is literally across the street from where I work. I like that. I did everything I could this week & this morning to make my teeth look as good as possible. Lets see what they say! 23 months ago