Let me just start this post with the ugliest of confessions. I have not been to the dentist in a really long time. A really, really embarrassingly long time. And I liked it that way. I dread the dentist because I am not one to take the greatest care of my teeth and I live in fear that it is going to come back to haunt me.
My kids were at a dentist appointment in October and I was preaching the virtues of regular dental cleaning when the hygienist asked me where I go. Um……totally busted in front of my kids. Touché dental hygienist/master of manipulation. Touché.
So I immediately made an appointment out of guilt to get my teeth cleaned. Or I completely ignored the guilt and pretended I forgot. But THEN, we discovered we had a bunch of money left in our FSA. Money that had already come out of the paycheck and would go to waste if it wasn’t spent. I helpfully suggested Botox and lipo to my hubby but he countered with me going to the dentist. How is that a good counter offer??
So in desperation I made an appointment. For this morning. And about Tuesday of this week I began to dream up ways to get out of said appointment. Snowpacolypse tried to help me out but came one day too early. Stupid blizzard. Actually I am not mad about that because I also had an appointment to get my hair colored today and I would have driven right through the blizzard to make that happen. Mama had some bad roots.
ANYWHO- I made it to the dentist today. And despite the *mumble, mumble* years since I had been to the dentist, it wasn’t so bad. Well the horrid scraping of tartar was awful, but the rest, not so bad. The dentist even told me I had lovely teeth and gave me a “Good Job!” He really has no idea how poorly I take care of my teeth. That will be my (and the entire internet’s) little secret.
I owe my fabulous teeth to some awesome genes, my rock star Sonicare, and an apple a day. I read somewhere that eating one is like brushing your teeth. I am counting on that being a fact. Flossing and brushing three times a day is so overrated. I will now duck while you throw things at me.