Author Archive: Barnes Lois

I Learned the Hard Way That You Cannot Ignore Your Teeth

I will be the first one to admit that I have been far more lazy about going to the dentist than the average person. I put it off over and over again. My parents were really good about taking me to a dentist in Greenwood Village when I lived at home with them. I never thought twice about going to see him ever six months. I had some really great looking teeth thanks to my parents and him. But when I began living on my own, I was more interested in spending my extra money on going out with my friends and new clothes. I soon stopped seeing someone regularly for my teeth. This was definitely not a good thing to do.

When I became a married adult, I had the luck of being on my husband’s dental insurance. Yet, I never took advantage of the fact that I had dental insurance. I went to the doctor often, though. So, when he divorced me, I found myself without any insurance at all. And because I was on my own, I had no interest in spending my money on dental care. This was another mistake. After I was on my own, I soon found that one of my teeth broke, and I stayed that way for many years. This is never a good idea for anyone to do. I soon found myself needing to spend more money because I let the issue go on thanks to ignoring it.

As soon as I was back on my feet again and had saved a little money, I looked for a dentist that I can see over the long term. I finally understood how important dental care is and that you cannot afford to be lazy about it. I’ve had a cap put on my broken tooth, and I make sure that I make regular visits every six months on a continual basis now. …

I Had a Wake Up Call Last Week

Late one night last week, I needed to find an Aurora dentist right away. I had not been to see any dentist for years, and suddenly, I had a lot o of pain in one of my teeth and jaw. I was very aware that my luck would run out one day, but I kept putting off seeing someone for proper dental care. The pain that I had all that night was excruciating, and I had a hard time sleeping that night before getting to see someone for help the next day. I really learned a lot from that situation because it reminded me that I really need to do something about not procrastinating.

I can remember my parents getting angry over how much I procrastinated as a child. I really didn’t get how other people are able to stay on top of things. I would put off my homework, studying for tests, class projects, cleaning my room, helping my parents and just about everything else. I was often late to school because I was rushing around in the morning due to being so disorganized. My mom always tried to get me to lay out my clothes the night before, get to bed on time and leave the house at a normal time in the morning, but I always resisted. It drove her nuts on far too many occasions.

As an adult, I continued on with putting things off until the last minute. I was in denial about it and always tried to say that I get more things done when I’m in a rush and my adrenaline is pumping. But that is such a stressful way to live. I have lost out on a lot of things in life because of it. Putting off seeing a dentist for regular care and having a night of pain woke me up to how much trouble I’ve caused myself by ignoring things.…

I Just Started a New Job

I am not really sure how long it is going to last, because the place where I am working needs me to replace the girl who is having a baby. She was eight months pregnant when I met her and she got me up to speed. The place that I am working is a dermatology clinic that does coolsculpting in Austin Texas, which obviously is not ideal for me so far as the commute goes. I would much rather work out in the Northern suburbs, but I am not going to complain too much since I really do need a job. In fact I asked them if I could get this treatment for free since I worked there. It is a really cool thing when you look at it and think about what it does for you.…