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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Clean as a Whistle

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??


SarahK said...

So...is Dr Bright as cute as his assistants are? LOL. The last dentist I went to was this Hawaiian dude...oh boy was he cute! LOL. Even though it's kinda embarassing to have a hot guy poking around in your mouth!
I need to go soon! But I'm in the same boat, my wisdom teeth are all kinds of poking thru back there!!

Shannon said...

LOLOL, Dr Bright is a woman, and older woman never the less, but still a woman! And yeah, it was nice having ladies do my teeth rather than some cute guy!

SarahK said...

Haha...it never occured to me that it could be a WOMAN! LOL. James said to me last night in reference to Dr Bright: "She's very nice" or something like that...and I just had to laugh b/c my WHOLE comment was thinking it was a MAN who hired a bunch of hot assistants! WHOOPS.

Anonymous said...

Shannon, I don't recommmend doing anything that isn't absolutely necessary - like removing teeth that aren't bothering you. Once they start messing around, there is no telling what will happen. My recent extraction of a tooth that wasn't really bothering me has left me with a cold/heat sensitive tooth next door. Not to mention the $1000 bill. Remember, the dentist doesn't make any money unless they can sell you on more work. Love. Dad

The Eldredges said...

Shannon & Sara- I am soooo glad that I am not alone! I have been avoiding removing my wisdom teeth for years! I feel a lot better now...