It’s not been a good year for my ‘gnashers’ – having had to resort to using my newly established emergency fund to pay for the repair of a broken tooth (I was eating fish fingers!), I’ve suffered another mishap which will take another big ‘bite’ out of my emergency funds.
This time, the offending food items that caused the damage were crisps! Not that the flavour had anything to do with it but in case you’re interested, prawn cocktail flavour!
Munching on said crisps broke of the corner of one of my back teeth, which in turn damaged the filling in the tooth next to it too! Ouch!
The ‘ouch’ is for my emergency fund, rather than for my teeth, as the total cost for the work will be £320! I was fortunate that I was not in any pain or discomfort (except when actually undergoing the treatment…) though of course that I’m pained that I need to fork out so much for the treatment!
I am however really glad (again) for deciding to start up my emergency fund.
I’ll be able to claim about a third of this back under my dental plan (the most I can claim in any one subscription year) but this still puts a serious dent in my emergency fund plans.
I should still be able to achieve the goal, just need to make sure I divert enough into it for the rest of the year.
I guess I really need to be careful with crunchy food!