Now that I have insurance again, I figured why not go to the dentist? I haven't been since the Clinton administration and tartar buildup just ain't cool. So I had an appointment today for an exam and cleaning.
The good news: The streak continues! It's been 29 years and still no cavities. I gots no love for the Cavity Creeps. Also, I found out that my religious use of Plax for the past few years has been a waste of time and money. That'll save me a few bucks each month. Vegas, here I come!
The bad news: Tartar has left my gums bloodier than a steak cooked rare. Seriously, I can't shave and floss in the same day for fear of passing out from blood loss. I have to use this prescription mouthwash (!) for a couple of weeks to get them back into shape.
I almost don't want to eat because my teeth are so CLEAN (picture me rubbing my tongue across my teeth like in that old toothpaste commercial). But in a minute I'm going to grill out some Hebrew National hot dogs - the BEST consumer grade hot dogs available.
I also picked up some Premium Plus Crest White Strips, but I think I'll wait a few days before I start that. I should've asked if there'd be a conflict between that and my fluoride treatment, mouthwash, etc. I have a feeling that the dentist would have pimped his own expensive (and not covered on my insurance) whitening procedure, though.