Has anyone ever kept their mouth open for 3 hrs without swallowing? No, not for THAT, you dirty birds.

Well, ladies and gents, I have. And at the ripe age of 29.95, I learned a valuable lesson yesterday.

Go to the dentist. And floss.

I went for the first time yesterday in 3 years. Yes, I know how gross that is. Long story short, insurance had something to do with it. Anyway, I went so that's what matters, right?

Side note: the dentist is the only doctor who compels you to lie out of fear. You don't find your regular doc diagnosing you with strep and then blaming you for it, do you? Of course not. But don't floss every day, so you lie and tell the dentist you do, but then you get 5 cavities and THEY KNOW and they tell you they know. 

Yep. I had FIVE, count 'me, FIVE cavities, which could have all been avoided by a) going to the dentist and b) flossing more often.

As a result, my exam took 1.5 hours and then another hour to fill two cavities. AND  the left side of my face was numb for 6 hrs after!

Exhibit A:

You're welcome.

Back on Friday I go for more fillings, and believe you me, I'll be back in 6 months for a check up!


  1. Haha you poor thing! I love that you shared your numb mouth picture. I've definitely been there!!

  2. Awww! I feel you on this. Sadly, for me.. my Dentist went to College with my Dad so every time I had an "issue" with my teeth, my Dentist would personally call my Father and discuss such "issue" so I would get double trouble.

  3. Oh jeeze that does not sound fun at all!! But on the bright side you now have some clean sparkly teeth :)

  4. Eeeek no fun! At least it was only three years... I am sure they have seen far worse!

  5. Hope you like that dentist because I would have shamed him right back!! I have only had one cavity in my whole life and it was due to not getting braces until later in life so a crowded tooth got a cavity but I would have walked out and never gone back and gotten a second opinion. I can be a little too sassy though! ;)


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