Today was just one of those days that I could laugh, cry, get really mad, throw up and have a stiff drink! So I thought what better thing to do then blog about it! I will try to make it easy to follow with some headings. Blog Issues Earlier I accidentally set my blog to a new template instead of backing up my template. (Read previous post.) It drove me crazy being at the dentist and then having a busy day knowing my poor little blog was a blank white sheet all day. First off Thank you to Unknown Mami and to Melissa. Unknown Mami ~ Thank you for the help and great info! I was so frustrated today that I needed to take a break. Thankfully it is all back. I decided to take the opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons and changed it up with a new background and added some orange in! Thanks for the encouragements. Melissa thank you for your very sweet sentiments. I found my blog background at Hot Bliggity Blog isn't that the cutest name?
BACK UP YOUR BLOG REGULARLY!
My most recent backup was 3 months ago...that is bad! So learn from me and back it up.
So I go to the dentist and I get my normal hygienist. the last time the lady was rude abrasive and mean. I don’t like her at all so I made sure I got the nice sweet lady again. I even told her that the other lady was this way. I thought she should know that I requested her and I liked the way she treats her patients. At my last appointment they said I had gingivitis(gum disease) and that I HAD to floss every day. I have never in my life flossed every day. But I did floss for 8 weeks straight every day. I was so proud of myself. Then after that I didn’t floss everyday for 2 months. I did it 3 or 4 times a week which I thought should be good since I have greatly improved on the flossing thing. Well no! My sweet lady hygienist tells me that my gums have gotten worse and I need to have a procedure done that will cost $400. The full cost was $850 and my insurance was paying the rest but that was my cost. I asked for a minute and I called my sweet husband because I knew I was about to cry. I was a crying mess trying to explain to him that I flossed for 2 months and then didn't keep it up and know my gums are worse and they told me to take better care of them and know we have to pay this and it is my fault. He told me not to beat myself up over it that I should be very proud of myself that I did floss the amount I did. He said it's okay and asked if I was going to be okay. The hygienist came back in with me wiping my tears and asked if I was okay. I told her I thought I tried so hard and here I am still in worse shape. She gave me a hug and said Oh honey it's okay. I am sure she thought I was a hormonal crazy lady. I then told her about my blog to the best I could so she would know what I was talking about and how it was just not a great day and here it was only 11 AM.
(1)Floss EVERYDAY - I discovered that if you floss every 24 hours you stop the bacteria from growing. *Gross alert* The bacteria in your mouth doubles after 24 hours so to floss 3 times a week will not stop the bacteria you need to do every morning or every night but keep it to a 24 window.
(2)Get an electric toothbrush. I thought those were expensive and not necessary. Well $50 for an Oral B toothbrush sounds cheap compared to my dental bill!
This afternoon I went to Target to get an electric toothbrush which they had on sale from $69.99 to $49.99. My sweet hygienist told me that an electric toothbrush gets the bacteria that a regular old fashioned brush can never get and she said that with flossing is the best way to prevent dental issues. So I am willing to give it a try. Tonight should be fun flossing and a new fandangled plug in toothbrush. I sure lead an exciting life! My 3 year old Liberty also got a battery operated Hello Kitty brush so we can start her young. Maverick my 14 month old got his first toothbrush toady. We had been using a face cloth but he is a biter so a toothbrush is probably wise! As for Ron my dear sweet husband well he never gets cavities or has any teeth issue so for him we will stick with the old fashioned. I did tell him I would get him one if he wants one but he said nope. Maybe he needs a visit to the unfriendly hygienist?
The rest of the day was rather calm and I had no more tears and I did avoid any stiff drink so I think I came away from the day mostly unscathed. My sweet little 3 year old told me she had a tummy ache when my computer wasn't cooperating but she didn't tell me because she thought I was not happy. I gave her a hug and said you can always tell mama when you have a sore tummy.
I hope y'all got a little snippet into my day and I hope your days were all just as interesting.