I had another dentist appointment yesterday afternoon. That one was just for a check up and cleaning.
Last year I had crowns put on a couple of teeth and had treatments for gum disease.
Gum disease can sneak up on you if you are not paying attention and taking care of your teeth.
I had not been flossing on a regular basis and sometimes only brushed my teeth once a day. So I ended up having cavities and gum disease.
So take it from me. It is definitely worth the time and effort to brush and floss. Unless of course you want to lose some or all your teeth before you are even 50.
Those treatments cost quite a bit and you have to have them every three months for a while. They also give you some mouthwash type stuff you have to use for a while that kills bacteria in your mouth. That is in addition to the brushing at least twice a day.
I have been doing much better and the dentist says the bone around my teeth seems to have fully recovered and I did NOT have any problems this time around.
Except a possible loose crown. I have to go back in a month and have that checked.
If my teeth had better care in the beginning so many of them wouldn’t have crowns which cost about $1000 bucks each and the ones that are missing would still be there.
So let this be a lesson to you! Take care of your teeth!