Today was Dentist Day. I summoned the courage to go to the dentist and I have to admit that it wasn't that bad. The hygienist cleaned my teeth very quickly and then the dentist looked at my chipped front teeth (actually they were worn down from eating hard candy). He decided that the best course of action would be to grind them down so that the front tooth layer and the back tooth layer were even. Because the back of the tooth was worn more it gave the appearance of dark spots on my teeth where they were translucent. So, for $50, he ground my teeth and made them look pretty again even though they are a little bit shorter. No more crunching hard candy with my front teeth. It he grinds down any more they will look funny and the other remedy he spoke of sounded very expensive.
I was thrilled to get out of there for only $50 but I also got a referral for an oral surgeon to get my wisdom teeth extracted. Now that's going to be the expensive part...and painful. I'm not sure when I will have it done but I know sooner is better than later. I have already put it off for many, many years.