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Asked more questions than usual. How much do I drink a week, have I ever smoked, when did I give up. Am sure there was another question, but I don't think it was how my memory was.

He also did a gum stab test to tell me I needed to floss between my teeth and use mouthwash.
But he doesn't need to see me for 9 months.

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I think you have to understand how much I don't like going.

I haven't been for years - probably because there's nothing wrong with my teeth. People who do go tell me that dentists are Polish now.

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I haven't been for years - probably because there's nothing wrong with my teeth. People who do go tell me that dentists are Polish now.

MIne's greek.

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Asked more questions than usual. How much do I drink a week, have I ever smoked, when did I give up. Am sure there was another question, but I don't think it was how my memory was.

He also did a gum stab test to tell me I needed to floss between my teeth and use mouthwash.

But he doesn't need to see me for 9 months.

He didn't sell you an appointment with the hygienist? Most odd.

Actually, it's only when the dentist uses the mirrors to show me the muck that's stuck to the back of my teeth that I can't see, that I get the point of having the hygienist making my mouth sore for an hour.

Some dentists I've been to do ask about smoking/drinking habits, others not so much.

Sounds like your session was pretty good :)

I copped out of having my tooth with the dodgy canal removed and went to see the endodontist.

That tooth can probably be saved, but it will likely involve some after-treatment pain, three visits, a metal plate in the tooth to give it rigidity, and cost about £1,475.

That will be why it's a posh clinic with a Ferrari parked outside.

I think you got off lightly ;)

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I haven't been for years - probably because there's nothing wrong with my teeth. People who do go tell me that dentists are Polish now.

+1, license to BS just like an MOT for your car.

I only go when it hurts.

Get some clove oil, then you won't even have to go then!

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I go every 6 months. Don't mind it. Doesn't cost of course due to that vile wee Jimmy Krankie Sturgeon.

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Asked more questions than usual. How much do I drink a week, have I ever smoked, when did I give up. Am sure there was another question, but I don't think it was how my memory was.

He also did a gum stab test to tell me I needed to floss between my teeth and use mouthwash.

But he doesn't need to see me for 9 months.

Isn't that totally standard? That's my experience every time, except they promote inter-dental brushes rather than flossing.

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I haven't been for years - probably because there's nothing wrong with my teeth. People who do go tell me that dentists are Polish now.

Mine's Romanian, damn good dentist, I dozed off while he was replacing a filling for me, I was that relaxed, I even declined the injection. Mind you, it was a root filled tooth and I had taken two Paracodol half an hour before as insurance.

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Mine's Romanian, damn good dentist, I dozed off while he was replacing a filling for me, I was that relaxed, I even declined the injection. Mind you, it was a root filled tooth and I had taken two Paracodol half an hour before as insurance.

:o

I might have to re-evaluate your hard as nails coefficient.

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I might have to re-evaluate your hard as nails coefficient.

Big girl's blouse coefficient more like, where dentists and needles are involved, but this guy is really gentle and exudes confidence so I relax and let him get on with it.

Edit: On the subject of the OP, he doesn't faff around with things I haven't asked him to do either.

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I suspect there could be a correlation between dentist behaviour and whether you are paying NHS prices or private prices. My dentist is competent and less sadistic than most, but I'm fairly sure she wants me out the door as quickly as possible when I visit for my NHS-rate checkup.

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He also did a gum stab test to tell me I needed to floss between my teeth and use mouthwash.

I have a theory about flossing: that it was devised by an out of work dentist and a thread salesman who had overstocked on white nylon yarn.

There really cannot be any other explanation why dentists keep pushing for people to floss. I never do it - the odd occasions I have leave my gums bleeding and sore and no doubt if I did it regularly, there'd be lots of visits to the dentist for receding gums etc.

By not flossing, I need the dentist once every six years - if that

I'll take my chances

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He didn't sell you an appointment with the hygienist? Most odd.

Actually, it's only when the dentist uses the mirrors to show me the muck that's stuck to the back of my teeth that I can't see, that I get the point of having the hygienist making my mouth sore for an hour.

Some dentists I've been to do ask about smoking/drinking habits, others not so much.

Sounds like your session was pretty good :)

I have good oral hygiene. I will crack out the plaque revealer tablets this week and check I am as good as I think I am.

Not even had my teeth polished there for ages, he can see they are nice and clean.

It's like the nurse maybe when she did my cholesterol and it was 3.7

She said I could work on the good cholesterol level a bit more and eat more seeds.

Always give them something to aim for? :)

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One of my biggest regrets in life is that my mother saw that we visited the dentist every six months.....mine and my siblings teeth must have made the dodgy dentists a fortune over the years......caused us all very many problems we needn't have had, a mouth full of alamgam, re filling, walls of tooth collapse...crown required.......they must have got kids to open their mouths and totted up how much money was to be made....beware.....dentists have VIs.

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Was doing some research recently......found out that the hygienist at the private dentist was no more expensive than at the NHS dentist, only with the NHS dentist you are forced to have a check up first before seeing the hygienist......the best dentist I had, as rare as hens teeth worked for both the NHS and privately. ;)

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One of my biggest regrets in life is that my mother saw that we visited the dentist every six months.....mine and my siblings teeth must have made the dodgy dentists a fortune over the years......caused us all very many problems we needn't have had, a mouth full of alamgam, re filling, walls of tooth collapse...crown required.......they must have got kids to open their mouths and totted up how much money was to be made....beware.....dentists have VIs.

School dentist was a b&64545rd. Pulled teeth out for fun. I've no idea who put fillings in what remained but it took me a long time and IV valium to go back and have some work done. I am much less nervous than I was. ie: I actually go without an armed escort.

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