A Toothache and a Filling Changed My Approach in Keeping Dental Appointments

I brush and floss at least twice per day. I use a mouthwash at least twice a day too. However, I have been a little lacking in keeping my regular dental exams at my dentist in Aurora Colorado. That is entirely my fault. I even have insurance that covers the exam and the cleanings. I just put it off because, like so many other people, I am busy. I just did not put a priority on my dental care that included preventative checks.Well, now I wish I had been more diligent in keeping my semi-annual dental appointments for an exam and cleanings. I ended up with a toothache because of a cavity that was forming.

It started to bother me a little when I ate something sweet. Then it started to hurt when I was not eating. Then it went away, and it was not long before it came back with a vengeance. I had to make an emergency appointment with my dentist in Aurora Colorado as I was hurting quite a bit. I am very fortunate that a filling worked, and I did not need a root canal. Sometimes, if the cavity is too deep, there is not enough tooth left to protect the nerve. Then it has to be removed, and that essentially makes your tooth dead. I was able to receive a nice resin filling that looks the same color as the tooth. However, the point is that I could have avoided all of this by just keeping my appointments. Even if I did need a filling, it could have been a much smaller one.

This is why I keep my dental appointments with diligence now. My wife and I make our kids go once every six months, and now we all go together. Instead of having our appointments spread out, we all go on the same day with appointments one after the other. Then we go out and have a meal together and spend some time at our favorite places. We make a day of it, and it is like a mini vacation once every six months. Plus, it is good for the kids to associate going to the dentist with fun things.

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