FatMumSlim’s Photo A Day theme for today is every day. There are several things I could have taken a photo of for this. My multivitamin, my coffee in my beloved mug, my toothbrush, deodorant, water bottle, even the Photo a Day project itself! However, I chose… dental floss. How immensely boring, right? Well, I have a bit of a story to tell.
As many of you know, I got laid off from Sage back in February. Along with my job, I lost my health benefits. We now have catastrophic-type, individual health plans, but no dental insurance.
Y’all, I loathe flossing. It’s a PITA because my teeth are so tightly packed together so I didn’t do it as often as I should. However, I’ve been doing it every single day since February.
Sooo, I went to the dentist yesterday for my check-up and cleaning and I came through with flying colors! NO CAVITIES! I paid $85 out-of-pocket for that visit. I came home and crunched the numbers for what my dental insurance was costing me at Sage and compared it to what I paid for my dental visit yesterday. Get this….I saved a little over $11 by NOT having dental benefits and simply taking good care of my teeth! YAY!!!!