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Back again

December 25th, 2007 at 06:58 pm

It's been awhile since I last posted, and I am very happy to say that I have *finally* graduated from my dental hygiene program, passed my board exams, received my license and am happily working at my first job as a Dental Hygienist!!! Smile

I have set up our new budget in Jesse's YNAB system (which I LOVE - Thanks Jesse!), and am diligently tracking our income and expenses as best I can. Never can get all the receipts from my dear husband, but we are working on it. Wink

We are essentially starting from scratch since we depleted nearly all our savings while I was waiting for my license/finding a job. My success right now is that, as of January 1, we have surpassed the $1,000 mark in our Emergency Fund. I just wish it was going faster. It never seems fast enough, but we are on the best path. We just need to stay the course.

2 Responses to “Back again”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hey congrats!

    Uh, my teeth needs work. Big Grin In particular, do you know what they usually do for cleaning and teeth whitening? They're not the same thing right? I have get my teeth done, even though I just recovered from a dental extraction.

  2. MarianneJ Says:

    Hey BA,

    Your treatment should be customized to your situation, but they should be completely cleaned both above and under the gums before any whitening is done. If it has been a long time since your last hygiene visit or if you happen to be a fast tartar builder (some people just are), or you have serious gum disease then your treatment may take longer than one visit to complete and may be more involved than what most people think of as a "cleaning". In any case a "cleaning" usually consists of reviewing your dental and health history, manually removing the plaque and tartar from the teeth, measuring your gum health, screening you for any signs of oral cancer, and educating you about the best way to care for your teeth and gums at home. Whitening can be done in a few different ways and it depends on what your particular office uses, but it usually is a fairly quick and painless process. I would advise using only a sensitivity toothpaste for at least 2 weeks prior to and following any whitening procedure as it can make your teeth much more sensitive (to cold especially).

    Probably more than you really wanted to know, right? *grin* I do love my job. Wink

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