Tuesday, December 15, 2009

~No Cavities!~

It has been well over a year since I got my teeth cleaned. I've been experiencing some teeth sensitivity so I really needed to get to the dentist.

I didn't get to the dentist often while I was growing up, and my first experience going to the dentist as an adult was not so very fun. We were still in California at the time, and the hygienist and dentist spoke in another language the whole time they were working on my teeth. Except for when they said, "open wider!" which they said quite loud and often. My jaw ached for the rest of that day!

Well, there is value in seeing a good dentist, and I found a great dentist here. While I still didn't like people's hands in my mouth, at least they didn't keep barking "open wider" (they actually used their little dental mirrors - imagine that!).

And then, our insurance changed. I was quite miffed about that. Well, I finally looked up a dentist that will accept our plan and trekked off to the dentist last week. No cavities! Whew! And this dentist and hygienist did just fine. In fact, dare I say, they were just as good as my old dentist's office. Though I'm still not happy about losing my old dentist, at least I found a comparable replacement!

Now I just need to remember to floss daily. I hate flossing! But I know it is important for the health of my teeth and gums! As for the sensitivity, I got some new toothpaste to try, and if that doesn't work there are several more options that the dentist can provide. Hopefully the toothpaste will do the trick!

When was the last time you went to the dentist? Did you get a good report? Or are you like me and need a reminder to floss? ;-) Have a great day!


Charity said...

My first trip to the dentist wasn't until I was 14. I must say, it is one of my least favorite places. But I have a great dentist and hygenist! I just saw them last week and also got a good report!! YAY! Doesn't it just make you feel great? :)

Susan said...

Dentist? Is that the guy who works on your teeth? Can you tell how long it's been since I've been to the dentist? Not since several years before we moved to Canada, and that was 5 years ago. Ouch!

Anonymous said...

I have the same sensitivity problem. I use Crest Sensitivity....works well for me. I have to admit I do floss every night and it's very rare that I have a cavity. I do have a mouth full of fillings because my parents could not afford a lot of dental care for us when we were growing up.