I Learned the Hard Way That You Cannot Ignore Your Teeth

I will be the first one to admit that I have been far more lazy about going to the dentist than the average person. I put it off over and over again. My parents were really good about taking me to a dentist in Greenwood Village when I lived at home with them. I never thought twice about going to see him ever six months. I had some really great looking teeth thanks to my parents and him. But when I began living on my own, I was more interested in spending my extra money on going out with my friends and new clothes. I soon stopped seeing someone regularly for my teeth. This was definitely not a good thing to do.

When I became a married adult, I had the luck of being on my husband’s dental insurance. Yet, I never took advantage of the fact that I had dental insurance. I went to the doctor often, though. So, when he divorced me, I found myself without any insurance at all. And because I was on my own, I had no interest in spending my money on dental care. This was another mistake. After I was on my own, I soon found that one of my teeth broke, and I stayed that way for many years. This is never a good idea for anyone to do. I soon found myself needing to spend more money because I let the issue go on thanks to ignoring it.

As soon as I was back on my feet again and had saved a little money, I looked for a dentist that I can see over the long term. I finally understood how important dental care is and that you cannot afford to be lazy about it. I’ve had a cap put on my broken tooth, and I make sure that I make regular visits every six months on a continual basis now.