However I DID get good news today. I went to the dentist as I have been having some aches and pains, not limited to one tooth but all over the place. I’m not due for another checkup until May, so taking my courage in both hands I went to make sure that nothing awful was happening behind the scenes.
The dentist I saw was a stand-in for my usual dentist (who’s probably holidaying in Mexico) but he seemed very nice and he did give me the news (phew, what a relief) that he couldn’t see anything wrong with my teeth (this, after having a good look around AND taking x-rays).
I am such a coward about the dentist, and have been for as long as I can remember.
I take the boys for their annual checkups and they are OK with it. The younger two haven’t ever had cavities. MacAddict I think has had two in his 16 years, which is pretty good by my standards (by the time I was his age, I’d probably had at least 10, and a couple of extractions).
I use my experience to drill (no pun intended) it into the kids’ heads that it was probably my excessive consumption of chocolate and sweets that caused my dental problems.