Hello, I am a tooth, and this is the story of how I am treated, or should I say mistreated, in your mouth. Our journey together started out as good as you cared for me and always kept me clean and bright. Unfortunately, over time, you stopped caring for me, and you assumed I would always be around. Repeatedly, you let plaque and bacteria invade our once-healthy mouth. Luckily, I have kept a diary over the course of time to remind you of how you lost me. Hopefully, my diary will encourage others to take care of their teeth so they can have them not only for the moment but for a lifetime. This is my story.