Monday, July 30, 2007

Weight Loss and Poverty Made Easy

Grrrr. All of my life my teeth have been weak. It's not from lack of care. My Father was super strict when we were growing up about brushing, not eating sweets and keeping sodas to a minimum. Nothing ever helped me, I had so many cavities growing up, I never got any "little stars" around my picture at the Dentists office. Scarred for life? Not really, but still, what a cruel thing to do, displayed for everyone to see in the lobby, kids with good teeth and then me.

So over the weekend, while watching one of our movies and eating some popcorn, I broke a tooth. Again, Grrrr. Now that I stay at home with the Munchkin, I don't have dental insurance, so this work will have to be paid for out of pocket. I explained to Hubby many times that I am one of those people that HAS to have insurance, (this will be my 3rd crown) Funny, but I think he is looking in to it seriously now.

I called to make an appointment, and ask about the cost. About $660.00 for the crown, and that does not include cleaning or x-rays, for which I am long over due. Did I mention that I am absolutely terrified of the Dentist? I've only been back once since the Munchkin was born, and have been putting off my yearly cleaning for about 9 months now.

The only good thing coming out of this? Weight loss. Because I'm scared that the remaining part of this tooth will break if I'm not careful, I'm pretty much eating soup or not much at all. Look out beach, I just might lose that 10 pounds before our trip!


J said...

Oh geez, I'm so sorry. Tooth stuff sucks, so does expense. Here's to eating taffy in no time ;)

Kirsten said...

Dental care expenses add insult to injury! It's not like the pain isn't enought, it has to be expensive too!

*Yankee Belle* said...

You should just get a pair of gold grills and be done with it. You could even get something engraved in it. Like "I'm bringing sexy back."

TK said...

Aren't you supposed to get a bi-yearly cleaning? Am I being ripped off??

I'm a Mom!..? said...

How the hell do I know, my teeth are falling out!