After years of delinquency and neglect of professional oral hygiene care, Jeff and I have finally made a trip to the dentist. My teeth feel great!!! And we are both cavity free, which is bonus. We weren't really sure if both of us had zero cavities, because it sure does hurt to bite down sometimes.
Turns out gum disease and early gingivitis can expose nerves which can cause almost as much tooth pain as a cavity. Who knew? Now, after the through cleaning, we are both on a once every 4 month schedule. Soon, hopefully we'll be improved enough to do it twice a year like normal people.
Now, to modify my routine to floss more than just once in awhile and add on a mouth rinse. As if there isn't enough to do in the morning for a grumpy not-a-morning-person!