- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
I’m going to start off by saying that this is extremely hard for me to write. It makes it a little bit easier knowing that none of you know me in real life, but not much.
I’m also sorry if this is really long.
Heart of the matter: I have very bad teeth.
My mom has bad teeth, and my dads aren’t too much better. It’s not that we don’t take care of our teeth, just that they seem to have problems anyways.
My mom always took us to the dentist every six months as kids, and while I wans’t the best flosser, I always brushed my teeth and flossed a few times a week. As a kid I always had cavities and to make it worse, my brother never did. My mom never specifically belittled me for having cavities but I know it put a strain on finances.
Fastforward. when I went away to college I lost my dental insurance. Long story. I haven’t been to the dentist in seven years. (Yes I know this is really really bad, and I’m sorry that i eve let it go this long).
My teeth have gotten worse. They are definitely not as white as they could be, I know I have cavities and even worse I have tooth decay. One of my tooths has chipped due to decay. I’m still petrified to go to the dentist. I know it is going to be painful, and even more I know it’s going to cost a fortune, a fortune that I don’t have.
I do have dental insurance through my employer but with the total problems I have, I know it’ll still be a lot of money. I have looked into CareCredit. This is a credit card that certain providers accept for medical treatment. There can be payment plans and depending on the plan you wouldn’t have interest for up to 24 months. I think this might be a good option for me, but I’m not really sure.
More than anything I’m just petrified of going to the dentist and then ::yelling:: at me for letting it get this bad.
I’m so scared, and obviously this upsets me as I’m crying now thinking about it.
I just needed to get that out, and maybe you guys have some words of wisdom and encouragement for me.