Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Laying My Cards On The Table

Today was my dental cleaning visit.  And while I am serious when I say I'd rather go to the dentist than get my hair cut, I'd rather not be at the dentist either.  And while I am serious when I say I love our dentist, I'm not in love with going to see him.

All because I am a sporadic flosser.  I know all the reason's why I should floss daily and I really do have every intention of doing so, but flossing turns out to be one of those things that slip through the cracks (and rarely in a crack of teeth).

So I started my visit like I start every visit, laying my cards on the table, the cold, hard, honest truth.....I haven't been flossing like I should.  As in, hardly at all.  As in, we ran out of floss (I know, that is a good thing to run out of) and I kept forgetting to buy more.  As in, even if we had new floss, I'd rarely use it.

After telling the truth, the cleaning can begin.  And guess what?  Look Ma!  No cavities!  And my gums are super healthy!   Which turns out to be more of a concern to me than cavities.  I wonder if that's a sign of getting older?


  1. This made me smile, "Is this a sign of getting older?" When I was in my forties due to a severe gum infection(Not due to lack of dental hygeine) I had to had all my teeth removed, boy didn't I feel old then. Happy flossing.


  2. Michelle - I can relate. And not only with the healthy gums. I have 2 caps and going next week to get a third. I've had plenty of cavities (back in the day before fluoride was added to everything) . It does make me feel weathered when I pass up gum because of dental work.

    I have 3 children. No cavities among them. Ever.

    Glad you made it through the visit. You are good to go for 6 months.

  3. I am the same way. The Hubby is obscessed with his teeth, brushing and flossing twice a day, me, well, I brush but the so much, yet I still get great reports.