Are Dentists Scam Artists?

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Posted 5:53pm on Sun 27 October 2013
DancingRhino
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    Are Dentists Scam Artists?
    Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

    But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?
    Posted 6:13pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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    Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

    But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?

    » Go to DancingRhino's original post
    If you were looking after your teeth correctly you wouldn't associate it with pain Wink

    I'm the same though, not quite ten years, but I haven't been to the dentist in ages and my teeth are fine. What it doesn't tell you though is anything about long term damage. Teeth are the strongest thing in the body, usually the last thing to degrade when you die. So it stands to reason that you wont notice any real damage to them for quite a number of years.

    I do hate paying for the dentist though, we dont pay for the doctors, what makes dentists so special?
    Posted 6:21pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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      Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

      But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?

      » Go to DancingRhino's original post
      "If you were looking after your teeth correctly you wouldn't associate it with pain"

      From personal experience that isn't true. Just a check up hurts like hell as they scrape the crap out of your teeth.
      Posted 6:33pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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      Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

      But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?

      » Go to DancingRhino's original post
      Well, I hadnt gone to the dentist in bare time, i started to get pain and went. I needed a filling and she had to drill really, really far down. it was exceedingly painful even with injections, she said if id come earlier and had regular check ups all that could have been avoided. So I think regular check ups are wise if they avoid excruciating pain. I very rarelt drink fizzy drinks now because of that.
      Posted 6:47pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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        Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

        But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?

        » Go to DancingRhino's original post
        Well she would say that wouldn't she. She might have been telling the truth and then again she might have been saying a one off problem could have been avoided.

        I am open to fact I might be wrong, I just don't think I am. What other organ in your body needs constant watching?
        Posted 7:25pm on Sun 27 October 2013
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        Well she would say that wouldn't she. She might have been telling the truth and then again she might have been saying a one off problem could have been avoided.

        I am open to fact I might be wrong, I just don't think I am. What other organ in your body needs constant watching?

        » Go to DancingRhino's original post
        what does she gain from lying? I don't pay for it... Yes dentists are scam artists and in cahoots with toothpaste companies, Colgate actually causes tooth decay causing people to have expensive dental work!

        Nothing NEEDS it, but its good to go for a check up on everything regularly.
        Posted 12:57pm on Mon 28 October 2013
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        Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

        But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?

        » Go to DancingRhino's original post
        Oh well I am quite sure that a check-up at the dentist can only be good.
        Posted 1:54pm on Mon 28 October 2013
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        what does she gain from lying? I don't pay for it... Yes dentists are scam artists and in cahoots with toothpaste companies, Colgate actually causes tooth decay causing people to have expensive dental work!

        Nothing NEEDS it, but its good to go for a check up on everything regularly.

        » Go to Woodfella's original post
        Of course they do, Colgate is run by aliens from Mars who also shot JFK.

        What other part of your body needs constant checkups? Eyes, for one. Routine checkups of your body from a doctor would catch a lot of things quickly, too, but then you don't pay for the doctors, so they can't afford to see people that many times. Breast screenings are another.

        the NHS do, in fact, do checkups at certain ages and for certain types of people outside of that. It's just that a free system cannot cope with that kind of demand from everyone.

        Your teeth are used every day and plaque and tarter build up all the time. If you brush and floss well (and I mean really well) then technically you shouldn't need to go to a dentist, but who is going to confirm that you're doing it well?

        Also, if you do this then there's no need for a dentist (or hygienist) to scrape that same tarter off your teeth. I had my last checkup last week and it was all fine. My youngest (7) had to have a slight cavity filled (baby tooth, so only temporary until she's around 12) which didn't hurt her a bit. No one in our family would have noticed that if it wasn't pointed out.
        Posted 2:00pm on Mon 28 October 2013
        Mintyrebel
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        Serious question. I haven't been to the dentists in over ten years. I brush my teeth whenever I remember.

        But like why do teeth need looking at every six months for the your entire life? Like Most of you probably I associate going to the dentist with pain. I obviously can't negate people in horrible pain who need the dentist, but seriously why so often?

        » Go to DancingRhino's original post
        The issue with my dentist is that she's past it. Last time I went I waited 2 hours past the appointment time for her to tell me there was no need for me to even be there. 3 months prior she had said my teeth were critical and I couldn't drink any fizzy or fruit juice so I didn't. Before you think that doing what she said worked, it didn't. She couldn't even remember asking me to come back and she checked her records which said my teeth were fine on my last appointment as well...
        Posted 2:01pm on Mon 28 October 2013
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        The issue with my dentist is that she's past it. Last time I went I waited 2 hours past the appointment time for her to tell me there was no need for me to even be there. 3 months prior she had said my teeth were critical and I couldn't drink any fizzy or fruit juice so I didn't. Before you think that doing what she said worked, it didn't. She couldn't even remember asking me to come back and she checked her records which said my teeth were fine on my last appointment as well...

        » Go to Mintyrebel's original post
        That's just a bad dentist, though. Most towns have several, though it often means getting on a waiting list first.
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