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!