Tomorrow I am doing something I HATE doing. Something so scary and dreadful. Something that I should have done a long time ago. I am going to the dentist. UGH!!! I will be honest here, I haven't been to the dentist in six months and 7 and 1/2 years. When I put it like that it doesn't seem so bad does it? 8 years I've let myself go without seeing a dentist. Of course nothing hurt until tonight and now every little thing has me crazy worried that they are going to have to do hundreds of dollars worth of work on my teeth and it's gonna hurt! Of course I brushed them like crazy tonight and at a 45 degree angle just like they showed the kids so that the gums get clean. Then I spent the next 5 minutes looking at them in the mirror and finding all of the spots that could be cavities. One tooth hurts in particular now and I am convinced that it's going to need a root canal or some other horribly painful procedure because that's just how I roll!
I don't know how I get myself mixed up in these shenanigans. My niece works at the dental office and so I took my kids in for their regular visits. YES I take my kids to the dentist every 6 months. I am not an irresponsible mother, just irresponsible when it comes to taking care of myself. Well I took Claire and Ivan in and because Ivan was so nervous I promised him I would make an appointment if he settled down and let them look at his teeth. What a stupid promise! My appointment is on Friday the 13th as well. Oh Geez...
Well it's a good thing we are getting our tax return because man I think we are in for a lot of money on this mouth. Truth be told this appointment was made out of vanity. If you let them clean your teeth and do all of your work there they will give you free teeth whitening for life. They make the trays that custom fit your teeth and then give you whitening gel 6 months at a time. I look at and talk to people all day which means that people are looking at and talking to me all day as well. I want my teeth to be amazing. I want that "Mentos" smile.
Because I am a nail technician it is important for me to look my best. I try and dress business casual and a bit trendy so that people can tell I am up to date on the world. The hair and nail industry follows fashion trends as well and so it is important to wear clothing that reflects the latest trends and shows that although you are sitting behind a nail table and being covered in dust all day that you care about what you look like. Well I want my teeth to match!
So tomorrow I will take myself to the dentist and I will be brave. I am going to take my earbuds and listen to my music or a show and just let them do their thing. I will not let them lecture me though. I will let them know up front I am happy to have the work that needs to be done but do not lecture me on the amount of time in which I haven't been to the dentist. I think that is a big part of why I haven't gone yet, I don't want to hear it. So wish me luck! Here's to the whitest teeth a girl can have!