I didn’t grow up with regular dental care, so that was one of the things. I mean, Dr. Barfield, when I first met saw him 20 years ago he said, “This is something … Your gums are not good.” And it’s something that had to be done. And for years I came in … I didn’t come in twice in a year. I would come in almost four times a year. And that was kind of Brandy saying, “Look, let’s get your gums under control and get … ”
So I came in and … So instead of coming twice a year for every six month checkups, I was literally coming every three months. But it was important, and I think the improvement in my gums has proved that they were right about making me get up here.
I’ve got heart issues in my family as well too, so the whole inflammation thing’s been a big … Obviously if your gums are inflamed then there’s other things going on. So I think when I realized how everything was connected with your mouth and your gums, it really motivated me to make sure I was taking care of business.