While my parents encouraged me to take great care of my teeth when I lived at home, I started neglecting them when I moved away to college. I spent many late nights munching on candy studying for exams and mornings drinking sugar-filled coffee drinks without brushing my teeth afterwards. When I graduated from college, I finally visited the dentist for the first time in years and learned just how bad my teeth had gotten! I instantly regretted neglecting my teeth, but knew that I couldn't turn back time. I had to get a lot of dental work done and was very afraid! Thankfully, my dentist took care to keep me pain-free during my root canals, and I then got my teeth whitened to remove the coffee stains! I am now committed to good oral health and decided to start a blog to share my oral care tips!