It seems that avoiding the dentist for over fifteen years (even if only subconsciously) can have its drawbacks.

$595.00 later and I have three fillings, a couple x-rays and a referral to have a couple wisdom teeth pulled.

How a tooth becomes so directionally challenged in the first place defies me.

The dentist also told me to cut back on the sweets and soft drinks.  Naturally (and quite understandably), John found this advice rather hilarious.