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Pieces Just Fall Into Place

More often than not, I’m great about being on top of the things I need to stay on top of and handling the tasks that need handled ASAP.

 

Growing up and going to the dentist when I should have, however, wasn’t one of those things. And at times, my teeth and dental health paid for it.

 

You see, I come from a family that didn’t focus so much on dental health as they probably could have. We went to the dentist often when we were little, but once we hit high school, things dropped off. And then, once I had graduated and was on my own, I took that same approach to the dentist as my parents did and just never went for a long stretch of time.

 

Before I knew it, I had some #toothaches that seemingly came out of nowhere but happened, without a doubt, because of my neglect to my #dental #health. I finally made the call to the dentist to set up an appointment after 10 long years of not visiting my dentist.

 

Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised to hear them tell me that I had developed 6 cavities and a minor case of gingivitis. And that wasn’t even counting the wisdom teeth that needed to be taken care of sooner or later, one of which was experiencing some significant tooth decay.

 

Anyway, after getting my six cavities filled across two different #appointments, I felt a lot better and on top of things with my teeth than I had in over a decade. And the funny thing is, doing this inspired me to keep going back, to stay on a schedule with my appointments, and to do the right things day in and day out with brushing, flossing, and keeping my #gumline clean and #healthy.

 

It’s funny how one thing can lead to another, leading to an entire snowball effect with health and happiness. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I wasn’t happy before my trips to the dentist, but such things can make you feel a lot more confident in yourself and happy with how things are trending. And then, the next thing you know you’re staying on top of other things in your life you’ve been putting off and things just end up being so much better than they were beforehand. All it takes is a little bit of effort, some good news, and holding yourself accountable and the pieces just sort of fall into place for you.

 

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Uploaded on June 13, 2019