I finally went to the dentist... I am not really sure I am glad I did now. I typically have teeth to fix... I don't think I have many of my teeth that don't have fillings in them and I have several crowns already.
Last time I went to the dentist... I was pregnant with one of 4 of the pregnancies between the twins and Amber. We started trying for another baby when the twins were 2 and finally when they were 4 we had Amber. With all that, that says I haven't been to the dentist for about 4-6 years. OUCH! Can that really be true?
The part that made me not sure I am glad I went is the price of all the work to be done... many of my old fillings they want to redo and then of course make into crowns. Then I have a root canal that needs to be done because of a bad tooth, although it hasn't been giving me any problems.
Of course when I told Robert, he was mad asking me to tell him the truth... and I kept saying, "seriously." Robert was explaining to Emily that my teeth to be fixed will cost as much of two of his cars (his honda civic that he has now). He then laughed and said, "we can put two of my cars in mom's mouth." Robert is angry that I have waited so long to go, and now of course we get to pay for all that lacking care... and his comment was, "maybe you should just get false teeth, that should cost less." I see nothing wrong with that. having nice uniform perfect white teeth... sounds beautiful! I should call and ask if they can do that!!
I am glad we have dental insurance but with all the work to be done, it doesn't seem like it covers much as far as the WHOLE picture goes. I think they have a max of $1500 a year. Sounds enough for a normal person going to the dentist, but I am not your normal person going to the dentist. (I think I had a root canal on a baby tooth when I was about 5 yrs old. I think my twin brother got the good teeth gene.)
I am wanting the sleep denistry to get it all done in ONE visit... but Robert wants another opinion to make sure we aren't being robbed. Actrually he wants to pull all my teeth out and have me run around with halloween fangs for teeth until we can afford real teeth. (Okay not really, although he probably wouldn't think that was a bad idea.)
How embarrassing! I don't even want to go back there again! What a nighmare. Maybe I will just let my teeth fall out.