As a person who is obsessive compulsive (literally) about brushing her teeth ALL the time AND flosses every night AND does not drink soda, eat candy, and rarely eats sugary treats at alI, I feel like I should NOT EVER get cavities. But I did. My second one in my adult teeth. Could anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? Any dental geniuses out there? I have even started using toothpaste from the health food store with no sweeteners in them. Baking soda? What else can I do?
I am also going to use this blog space to be mad at my dentist, whom I've always loved. I've gone to the same dentist since I was a kid, he even did my braces. He used to say things to me like, "BYU would let you in in a second if they knew how good your teeth were." And I am 26 and should be able to handle getting a filling. But I like people to tell me exactly what they are doing when they are using sharp tools on my body. And when he is clamping metal stuff to my gums I can not ask. So I'm silently freaking out with my eyes and he of course, doesn't notice, because he is talking to the hygenist about some people that live in St. Anthonly that I have no idea who they are. I know he does a million fillings a day and to him it is nothing, but to me, who is upset to tears that I have a cavity at all, it is a big deal. I guess I need to tell him that I want to know what he is doing before he starts going at my face. I'm not a person that is afraid of the dentist. I am just a person that thinks cavities SHOULD be preventable. Seriously, what can I do differently? What gives me these cavities? My google search has not been helpful. Does anyone know?