Saturday, October 3, 2009

12 Cavities?? You've Gotta Be Kidding!!!!!

Yes, you all read that right. I recently went to the dentist, after a 13 year hiatus, to find out I have 12 cavities!!

Let me give you a little history. My mother wasn't the most motherly type person. She only took me and my sisters to the dentist 1...yes, 1 time in our life. Since she didnt make too much money, we were covered under welfare. When I turned 18, I was dropped from the free covered insurance and couldn't afford any on my own. I had started college and although they has a student insurance plan, it still was too much for a poor college student.

Fast forward 3 years and I am getting married. Luckly, my soon to be husband had a good job and offered great dental insurance. Still, I didnt go visit the dentist becasue frankly, I wasn't used to it. Now at 25 years old, I am trying to take a more grown up approach to my life by being and staying healthy in ALL AREAS.

I make sure I visit my personal doctor and OB-GYN once every year, visit the dentist 2 times a year, and visit the eye doctor since I wear glasses. And, I'm doing the same with my daughter...regular dentist and doctor appointments.

So back to the 12 cavities...I kinda thought it would be bad, but my dentist said my teeth/gums were in good shape for someone who have been to the dentist only once. As a result..wanna know the total for all the work I gotta get done...$3,599.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes...$3,599.00!!! I couldn't believe it...well..yea I could. Thank GOD, my husband insurance will cover most of it...we only have to pay $491 out of pocket which is a GREAT deal.

Moral of the story...get your regular check-ups...because it will not only keep your body healthy, but you'll live longer and avoid expensive medical, dental, and prescription bills.



Jenny said...

Ouch! That is expensive! We don't have dental insurance, but still go twice a year.

Maybe this will be all you need done if you keep going regularly!

Simple Christian Homemaker said...

Oh No! That's a lot of work. It is a blessing the things that we can learn from our mothers though. Even if it is by doing the opposite of them:-)

Anonymous said...

Well, My hubby has to have 13,000 worth of work done!! Can you say ouch. Surprisingly enough his governemnt job didn't provide dental. But my job does so he is on my insurance. I go to the dentist every 6 months. I never had any cavities, which my children can't stand that fact because they have cavities everytime they go to the dentist. I keep telling them to leave that candy ALONE! but I guess they lick getting needles! NOT T. Champagne

Anonymous said...

That is definitely no fun, but at least the insurance will cover most of it.
Good luck! :)

L.H. said...

Oh wow! Hubby and I went to the dentist recently after not going for many years only to find out that we both have way too many cavities and need work!

I'm glad you don't have to come out of pocket for most of it!

Love Abounds At Home said...

I hate the sound of the drill in the dentist office. It reminds me of someone running their fingers across the chalkboard.
I just ate chocolate cake, I better go brush.