Did I mention I hate going to the dentist? I never had a problem with going until I moved to Anchorage with Matt. I had two check-ups a year and never had any problems. When Matt and I got married, we would have had to pay for dental insurance through the Air Force and money was extremely tight at the time. (We should have done it anyway.) So I didn't go to the dentist once in 4 years!
A Scary Sight for Me!!!
After the painful check-up I should have known better than to go back there for a filling. But the dentist was a friend of my mother-in-law so I thought I would give him another try. BIG mistake! I have had so many problems with that filling. I have been back four times to have them fix it and I still can't chew with that tooth!
My first dental appointment was last June and it was one of the worst experiences of my life! They picked my gums apart! I had never seen so much blood on the bib (or whatever its called that they cover you up with) before. And that was also when I found out I had my first cavity.
Thankfully, everything was good today. However, while the dental hygienist was cleaning my teeth, she said, "You should really start flossing." Ugh! I have been flossing my teeth every day.... (fine! At least three times a week!) since I had my gums ripped out. Apparently I'm not doing it right! I need to figure that one out because I don't want to spend all that time sitting on my bathroom counter staring at my teeth for nothing!