It’s the first of the year, and for me, I am dreading having to go to the dentist. Last year, Nick went after having not gone for more than a DECADE, and it maxed out our Medical Spending Account. He had to go once a week for two months to have procedures done. I already have appointments for 2 of the kids to get fillings done next week, though they go every six months as they are supposed to. I used to go regularly, and I’m not really sure how I got off track.
The last time I went, I had a cavity that needed to be filled, and scheduled the appointment, then we ended up moving so I had to call and cancel it. I kept meaning to find a new dentist and get it fixed, but would forget until I took the kids to their dentist. Inevitably, I’d get busy and forget again, and now it’s been SEVEN YEARS and that cavity is still there. Now that it’s been so long (and started hurting) I was waiting for the spending account to reset so if it’s as bad as I fear, at least the cost of repair won’t hurt “as bad”…
I have to bite the bullet soon though. I have taken the first step and used the insurance company website to locate a dentist that is close to me and participates in our plan. I took the second step and did some research and read reviews online to make sure it’s someone reputable that many people like. I wanted someone who is kind and gentle with those of us who are scared to be there, LOL. For the next step, I need to Schedule an Appointment, and for the final step, I will need to actually KEEP the appointment and go. I just have to find a way to deal with the anxiety. I know it won’t be THAT big of a deal, and probably no where close to what I have imagined in my mind. It’s taking that 3rd and 4th step that is so hard for many of us. Why can’t we just brush twice and day, floss, and our teeth be perfectly fine and healthy, haha J
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