Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Not A SIngle One

Cavity that is. That's right! NOT A SINGLE CAVITY!!! I went to the dentist today for a follow up visit. Chad and I went to dentist a few weeks ago. He had a whopping 5 cavities, but I had 0. I found this to be impossible, because despite my best efforts to take care of my teeth (I brush and floss at LEAST twice a day!) every time I go to the dentist I have about 8 cavities(no...seriously, I think I really did have 8 the last time I went) and since I hadn't been to the dentist in three years, I knew I was glutting for punishment. When the dentist told me I didn't have any, I said, "Are you sure?" and he said, "Well, there is a hole in the sealant back here, so if you'd like we can remove that to make sure there's no decay underneath." I said, "Please do," because clearly, there were probably 8 cavities lurking on that one tooth, otherwise, where WERE they?! So, today, I went to the dentist, he removed the sealant and NO CAVITY WAS TO BE FOUND! I am SO, extremely PROUD of myself! AND I didn't even have an anxiety attack while in the dental chair. This is a big step for me. The last time I had any kind of dental work done, I burst into tears afterwards and my mom bought me a milkshake. I don't do well with dentists. I've had excruciatingly bad experiences with dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists.

In other news, the orthodontist/dentist who also works in the office surveyed the damage left to my right incisor by the man who pretended to be an orthodontist in Moses Lake, but who I am convinced is in reality an Italian mobster (because clearly, my mouth is evidence that the man knows nothing about fixing teeth). Anyway, he suggested that instead of trying to wear braces AGAIN (I had to wear them TWICE under the mobster's care) to go with a porcelain veneer. So, there you go, in one afternoon visit, I can undo all the psychological damage done to me by the man who attempted to console me the second time I wore braces by telling me a member of the teeny-bopper band "Hansen" wore them. I despised Hansen in all their long-haired "Ummm--bop" glory. Thanks, Dr. Mobster. That really helped. Anyway, I figure the veneer will be an option in a few years, but right now it seems a bit pricey.


  1. That is such great news! Congratulations. I was especially happy to hear about the new and improved Orthodontist you visited!

  2. Stoked for ya, always a great experience to walk away clean from the dentist. I kept having a dream that all of my teeth were going to fall out so Jon and I finally went after two years absence. Mine wasn't perfect, but Jon needed a root canal so I was feeling like I got off pretty easy :)

  3. Katie- I found your blog through Tiffany's. I hope that's okay? I totally here you 100% on the dentist thing. I've had such horrible experiences too. UGH. I've even tried the gas to make me calmer while there and had a bad experience with that too. YAY for no cavities!!!! Doesn't that just make you feel like finally all the hard work can pay off??


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