Life lately has been nothing but the same old story except for the unimportant news that I transferred to a new dentist. For everyone’s unsolicited information, I have been wearing my orthodontics aka braces for more than 6 years now. I trusted the whole condition to my previous dentist alone and I kept believing that someday, somehow my teeth will be on an A+ state again just like before. Backstory is I only have bite problems and none with teeth alignment nor with gum problems. But for 6 freaking long years, I did not see an improvement on my teeth. In fact, my previous ortho treatment may have caused the gum disease I have now. To cut the long story short, this new dentist of mine diagnosed me with gingivitis, plus treated 22 dental caries (bulok na ngipin). For the record, I didn’t know that I have a severe number of dental caries because first, I’m brushing my teeth regularly, and second, I see my dentist monthly. I mean as a skilled professional (to my previous dentist), you should’ve known that I’m developing a gum disease or at least updated me that my teeth is in fatal condition already.
The state of my teeth (or my mouth) now is a gazillion times better than it has been in the past years. Although I still feel like crying everytime I brush and gargle hydrogen peroxide, I have no choice but to continue what has been prescribed by my new dentist. Nonetheless, I am very very very grateful to Dr. Lex (my new dentist) for salvaging my almost dead set of teeth.