December 09, 2004

I Like My Dentist

I just don't like my teeth. I went this morning for my teeth cleaning and found out that not only do I have several sensitive areas on a watch list -- let's hope the FBI aren't monitoring my teeth -- I also have one real cavity and two fillings that have reached the end of their lifespan and are leaking. Bah. Three fillings. Hmph. And I even floss!


Mrs. Skinny's teeth went straight to blazes after her pregnancies. She's gotten more cavities in the last four years than either of us can remember.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 10, 2004 09:01 AM

It's tough getting old! I know, I'm already there.

Posted by: lisa at December 10, 2004 09:02 AM

Yikes - leaky fillings! I hope Justin has a pretty good dental plan, because it sounds like a 4 figure dental bill. How do you floss fillings?

Posted by: MarcV at December 10, 2004 01:48 PM

You can't floss fillings. I just meant that even flossing isn't keeping my teeth intact. :( And unfortunately, we have no dental insurance. It isn't even an option at Justin's office.

Posted by: Jordana at December 10, 2004 01:54 PM

Sorry to hear that! I don't know if you could fit this into your budget or not, but there is a toothbrush my dentist recommends that I've been using for about 2 months now. It's the Sonicare. I'm using the Sonicare Elite because it was a better deal at Sam's Club. He says it "confuses" the bacteria that form plaque so that they can't colonize on the teeth. I believe it because my teeth feel like I just went to the dentist for a cleaning. This might sound gross, but "morning breath" is hardly a problem these days. That tells me something has changed in my mouth since using the Sonicare Elite. You might ask your dentist about it. My dentist is very wise and conservative. He's not one to jump on every bandwagon that rolls by.

Posted by: Kim at December 10, 2004 02:55 PM

My dentist (or former dentist, since I haven't seen our new one yet) agrees with the last commenter. He highly recommended the Sonicare line. Due to insurance mix-ups, I've had to find a new dentist. But the last time I went (9 months ago), he said I had a cavity in between my FRONT 2 teeth! What a location! He didn't fill it then because I was pregnant, but then the mix-up happened and now I have to find a new dentist. All the while, my teeth are rotting. Can anyone say "root canal"? Ugh.

So anyway, I'm thinking about a Sonicare toothbrush for Christmas...

Posted by: angie at December 10, 2004 03:12 PM