I skipped going to the dentist for three years, and when I finally went, I had a few molar fillings that had decay underneath. They were old, from back when I was a teenager.
I also had several deep pockets. The worst one measured 6. One or 2 is considered good.
I got a couple of crowns to replace those decayed molars, and I got my teeth cleaned. My next appointment for cleaning was in 4 months. I was told to floss once daily and brush twice daily.
I vowed that I would floss every day. And I did. (I still usually just brush once, and again only if needed.)
Working with nutritionist/acupuncturist Olivia Honeycutt at Merritt Wellness, who was having me take Organically Bound Minerals, I also tightened my diet up — no grain, dairy, or sugar.
When I went back four months later, the hygienist barely had any scraping to do because I had hardly any tartar.