So today I went to the dentist for the first time in—are you ready?—over six years! Yes, the last time I went to the dentist was when we lived in Lansing, before we got married!
Why has it been so long? Well, first it’s six months and then you know it’s time but you have to find a new dentist, and then I didn’t want to deal with new insurance, then you completely forget, and then we were moving again, and then I thought about it a few times, but if you’re not on a schedule you don’t think about it, and before you know it, it’s been YEARS.
So about a week or so ago I thought I was having a toothache, so picked a dentist and made an appointment. (Turns out it was a sinus headache, but at least I had the appointment.) It was just supposed to be x-rays to see if anything else needed to be done, with a follow up teeth cleaning in a few months (because they were completely booked) but they were actually able to fit me into a cancellation right when I was done with my x-rays and oral cancer screening.
So long story short, my teeth are great! No cavities, no gum issues, nothing! They were honestly shocked that I hadn’t been to a dentist in 6+ years (and that I don’t floss regularly). That said, I did have two teeth that needed to be sealed because they had tiny fissures that could eventually turn into cavities, but that was it!
So, I am not sure who I have to thank for my good teeth health (the past need for braces notwithstanding), but I am appreciative! And if it’s completely a stroke of luck, I will accept that as well!