Yes, you all know what a baby I can be when it comes to anything teeth related. I mean, I’ve been much better over the last decade or so, but for some reason I was dreading this appointment.
This would have been my first one since my periodontal surgery. And because of said procedure, I have been a wuss about flossing the back teeth. Afraid I would upset the new tissue, I have not been that aggressive in my getting in there and stimulate my gums (yes, flossing isn’t really for getting food out between your teeth – though I use it for that act).
I prepped for my visit by proxi-brushing, tongue scraping and a quick tooth brushing. I also performed a bilateral boogerectomy. Let’s face it – you’re tilted back in that chair, those people don’t just have the ability to look in your mouth, but up your nose too. They do not want to see any bats in the cave.
Whatever flossing I was doing was a-ok with the doc. She thought my gums looked better than ever (phew). ..and she liked how the graft was coming along.
It was also picture day. Well, x-ray day. I got cleared on that too – no cavaties. So it was a good check-up. The above image is not actually of my teeth. All that money my parents put into orthodontia paid off, to a degree.
I always make my next appointment before I leave – and I was floored when in six months, it will be May!!! Winters here always seem to last so long, that it is hard to believe in half a year it will be warm again.
Naturally, before I walked out the door, I got my ‘free’ toothbrush.
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