I've been to the dentist ! 'so what' I hear you ask it's no big deal' - WELL IT IS FOR ME BABY !!
I haven't been to a dentist for over 15 years !
Reasons ? a combination of fear and finance. Too much of one and too little of the other !
( yes that is me, aren't I lovely ?)
Last time I went I had a bad experience - and I do mean bad - which resulted in me saying 'never again'
Well I realised I couldn't go on like this, not because I am in pain (thank goodness) or need much work done, but because I drink enough tea to float a battleship, my teeth have become badly stained. (not attractive)
I have been told that 'considering my age' (which is great) my teeth aren't in bad condition at all - she says swelling with pride.
Apparantly I need mega cleaning up, scaling/polishing etc., one has a piece broken off, but can be built up I am assured, and a reasonable colour restored (tea lake excluded)
The lovely, kind, caring, compassionate, understanding, dentist told me he wasn't there to 'judge' and I am definately not the worst case he has seen (??) and nothing is irreversible. That'll do for me !
I put this down to healthy eating i.e. I hate sugar, I can't stand it sprinkled on desserts/cereals etc., it spoils the taste for me, and I don't take it in tea/coffee. I also steer clear of too many oranges/orange juice because of the enamel stripping acid they contain. I know of many cases where folks (younger than me) have had all their teeth taken out when they didn't need too - why ?? that sounds awful to me.
So next week back I go, for 'deep' exrays and an initial scale and polish, with several appointments after that to complete the job. I was told I must be 'dis-arranged' (?) apparantly the foreign dentist meant I must wear my very long hair down with no clips/pins etc., that will show up on the ex-ray.
Now that is a challenge ! I have extremely long hair and hate wearing it down, so I am losing sleep about how to wear my hair rather than the treatment to come.
Oh well, I'm sure I'll sort it out - Simon Cowell watch out !!