I neglected my teeth for many years. I stopped going when I was a little kid because I was apparently too much to handle at the dentist office. Couple years ago I decided that it was time to take action and get my teeth fully restored not only for my appearance, but for my health. After an entire year practically every 2 weeks (My doc gave me a month break here and there) of getting my teeth drilled and filled (and lots of numbness) I was finally done! I had nearly 20 fillings.
I am thankful for being able to keep all my teeth after my bad mistake of not going to dentist. A lot of people are afraid of going to the dentist and honestly, I wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought. The only thing that kind of sucked was the needle..but I had an awesome doctor. Don’t stop going to the dentist because you don’t like it, you’ll pay like I did.
Last week was my first appointment with my dental hygienist to get my teeth cleaned and it was truly a breeze. I was in and out in about 15 minutes. No cavities! Woohoo!
Before she started to clean my teeth, we had a little discussion on maintaining my newly restored teeth and she gave me a few pointers that really helped me out and I would like to share those with you.