My time with those tooth fanatics is up and I don't plan on going back until way after the new baby is here (if ever, but I digress).
Pregnant or not, here's a tip for all of you on how I coped during the time I wasn't getting relief in the dental chair. Maybe you need to alleviate your suffering now, too.
Step 1: call the dentist because this treatment can only get you by so long
Step 2: gargle around in your mouth with a hydrogen peroxide rinse 2x per day to keep infection down and therefore- pain. I did a capful to half a shot glass of warm water.
Step 3: Dab some clove oil on your sore tooth/gum with a Q-tip. It numbs the pain and helps to keep it disinfected. Clove oil IS a strong flavor, but it helped with the pain, so I didn't mind one bit.
Step 4: grind up some Tylenol so that it looks suspicious. Use a Q-tip to dip into the powder and directly apply it to your aching tooth. I liked to do this before bedtime and it solved the problem without me having to take a full dose of Tylenol internally.
Step 5: go to your dentist appointment and celebrate your painfree mouth (until the next tooth falls out).
And now it's time for some gossip:
I am so very very proud of Champ! Over these past few months he has been nominated and involved in the process to nominate Vermont's Teacher of the Year. The closing ceremonies were last week and he ended up being one of the top 4 finalists in the state. Bravo and kisses to you!!!!
The nonprofit that both Champ and I are affiliated with is currently running it's online auction- bid on a Ski getaway, a signed Red Sox Wakefield baseball, a gorgeous pottery bowl (From the studio I used to work at!)...
Go visit and help The Collaborative raise funds to continue supporting substance free youth.
And with that, me and my new-white-painfree tooth are over and out.