Man, I feel like absolute crap right now, I noticed in February this year, one of my molars was a bit sensitive whenever I bit down on something hard, then about a week ago, a chip came off on the same tooth, I showed my friend and she told me that I needed to go to the dentist ASAP. I hit up the dentist, I hadn't been to the dentist for over 11 years (let's just say I bad experiences with dentists from childhood). The dentist said I had a cavity and it was urgent that he operated on it there and then. They hit me with a local anesthetic and then drilled the s**t out of my bottom left molar. They left a gaping hole in my tooth, but said they removed the cavity ... The whole experience was awful. They filled it with some kind of paste and are going to fit some metal fillings in and around it next week. Actually, it turns out I have 3 more cavities in every corner of my mouth, but the one they operated on today was by far the most serious one, the other three are small-fry compared to the beast they removed today. As of today, I am going to brush my teeth so carefully, change the way I brush and gonna start flossing every night. I need to visit the dentist about 6 more times over the next few weeks and I'm not looking forward to that at all. Many of my ex-GFs always commented on the fact that I tend to grind my teeth when I sleep and I am stressed about something ... the dentist told me that this is real bad and will only weaken your already weakened teeth. I'm gonna try sleeping with my mouth open, but I don't know how I can stop grinding my teeth when I am sleeping ;/ Anyone got any similar experiences or advice?