Well, I did it. I finally went to the dentist for the first time since Natalie was born. For those of you that can count (meaning all of you...) that is over 4 YEARS ago. I know, right? Wow.
So, I went in expecting the WORST. I mean, I haven't had a professional cleaning in ages so I figured things would be BAD. The reason I haven't gone in so long was in the first place I wasn't insured, and then once I was insured I wanted to make sure I went to a great place. So I finally got a recommendation (Thanks James!) and I actually loved it there. The lady that did my x-rays, and fitted me for me FREE whitening trays (WOO HOO!!) was so nice, and we just chatted the whole time, at least all the time that her hands weren't in my mouth! Normally they just do a type of screening the first visit with the x rays and Dr. Bright taking a look to see what the damage is, because if you have BAD teeth (aka DIRTY) a cleaning can take an hour or more. Well, I had to admit I was pretty bummed when she told me that because I was really hoping to walk out of there with that sweet, sweet feeling of a clean mouth. Well, when Dr. Bright came in and took a look she said....they're not that bad! Woo hoo! So, I was able to get the first step of my teeth cleaning today...which consisted of a poky thing, some vibrations, and a whole lotta you don't want to know being suctioned out of my mouth. My teeth feel SO GOOD. I mean I LOVE this feeling!
So, if you made it through all that you are probably wondering what the damage was? I mean were their cavities, rotten black teeth? Well, the answer is NO! Yay! I don't know how I did it, but I did. The only "extra" work I need to have done is a crown placed over and old filling that had chipped and taken a bit of my tooth with it, and the dreaded Wisdom Tooth Removal. I know what you are thinking....She hasn't had that done yet?? Nope! Somehow I never had to have them removed while I was younger, and Dr. Bright said that because I do have a hard time reaching them with my brush (they are WAY back there!) and because the lower ones are only partially out that it will be safer all around to just remove them now, before I wake up with a huge abscess in my mouth, or a cavity in one of them. So yeah, I have that too look forward too...but my teeth are clean!!!!
P.S. Can you tell I L-O-V-E the dentist??