Dentist Visit

I went to the dentist today to have my teeth cleaned.  Oh, dear they carry on because it has been 8 months since my last cleaning.  Last time I was there I overheard a woman saying that it had been three years since she last saw a dentist but she has just been so busy! 

I get my teeth cleaned, as a rule, twice a year.  In the mean time I am conscientious about brushing and flossing.  I don’t have dental insurance so I don’t want to risk having big problems.  And guess what . . . my teeth were so easy to clean that they knocked $40 off the bill.

I have a dentist in Florida, but I have now managed, by being two months late for a cleaning, to work it so that I can see my VT dentist for both cleanings.  The Florida dentist  came up with a treatment plan that would cost me almost $12,000 and would involve removing all my old fillings and redoing them, invisalign braces, and veneers.  Okay, I don’t have the straightest, whitest teeth on the block but at this point in my life I don’t really need a Hollywood smile and I am not spending that kind of money to get it.  My Florida dentist also offers botox.  I guess there is a good living to be made off the vanity of others.

I prefer a dentist who tells me my oral health is a good indication of my overall wellness as opposed to one who tsks about my needing a complete make-over!


5 thoughts on “Dentist Visit

  1. Oh Olga, do you part, that dentist probably has a yacht in mind. I never seen an industry so fixated on giving you a beautiful smile.

    Years ago my dentist asked me in a cheery voice “and what are we going to do with that space between your two front teeth?”

    I replied “Not a damned thing. Would you worry about that space, I you were as ugly as me?”

    He replied “I see what you mean.”

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  2. I know. I had a dentist try to sell me the $10,000 plan alos. Like you, as long as I can chew and not frighten anyone with my smile–just clean and go thank you.

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