I don't know why I put off going to the dentist for so long. I'm not the type to dread it, just procrastinate. First it was because I didn't have insurance. Then I did. Then I got pregnant and couldn't be x-rayed and laying on my back was uncomfortable. Then I had a baby and was too busy. Then I sent Superman to the dentist. Then I finally went, bracing myself for the you-must-floss-every-single-day lecture along with bleeding gums (they always do.) What I didn't expect to hear was, hey guess what, you have SIX cavities and three of them are between your teeth because you're a dummy and don't floss every single day. Well! I went straight home and started flossing every single day and whaddya know? My gums don't bleed anymore!
I got three of the cavities filled today and will get the other three done next week. Apparently one of them was so deep I might need a root canal if I experience any pain or sensitivity. Root canal. ARRRRRGH!!!
People. Take it from me. Please brush and floss responsibly.