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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I have a dentist appointment today How often do you go to the dentist? Ever have a cavity? I'm pretty sure I have at least one right now
post #2 of 21
I didn't go to the dentist for several years but as of the last 2 I have been going every 6 months.
I don't have and cavities right now, or at least I had better not I just had tons of dental work done...I grind my teeth so had to have some reconstruction done on several.
post #3 of 21
I haven't been in a couple of years due to insurance... I have it now, though, and just need to find time to take off and go. I've had a ton of cavities, even though I brush well, use rinse, and floss. I just have the kind of teeth that develop them easy.
post #4 of 21
I don't want to talk about it.
post #5 of 21
They usually like you to go every 6 months here in the UK, but i go once a year.

Tom, my dentist has a poster off all different cat breeds on the ceiling so you get your mind taken off anything that has to be done when you lie back in the chair
post #6 of 21
Would rather put pokers through my eyes than go.

Does that answer the question?

My teeth ache just thinking about it.
post #7 of 21
I hate the dentist, but usually I am glad I went afterwards. I am due for a cleaning right now and I am supposed to go every 6 months. My dentist and all the women that work for him are beyond sweet And they always ask to see pics of our cats Oh and yeah I have cavities and just had a crown about 6 months ago
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I don't want to talk about it.
what she said...
post #9 of 21
I haven't gone in about 2 years because of insurance

I had cavities when I was younger, but none since

I need to get and get my wisdom teeth taken out though, they drive me nuts!
post #10 of 21
I go every 6 months and it doesn't bother me at all!! If I need work done I don't get novacain either. When we were growing up our dentist never used it so I don't like the needle and the numbness-its quicker just to drill and fill!!

No probs with the teeth either but I don't like to floss!!
post #11 of 21
I absolutely, positively hate going to the dentist. I'd rather do just about anything else medical (yes, even the dreaded gyno) than go to the dentist. I have an itsy-bitsy mouth, a tongue that refuses to get out of the way, and really sensitive teeth and gums. It's torture for me. Ughhhh.

Despite all that, I make it my goal to go every six months. Usually it's more like nine, but I do try. I know it's important; I just can't take it.

My last visit was in February, and I didn't have any cavities The time before that, though, I had two
post #12 of 21
I hate going to the dentist but I go every six months, unless I have to have a baby tooth removed!. But mostly my teeth are perfect.
post #13 of 21
I have been awake at 3:30 every morning for the past week with a sensitive tooth. I am making a dentist appt today.
I havn't been in a while since I have no dental coverage at work.
post #14 of 21
I haven't been to the dentist since the last time my mother made me when I was a teenager . I despise dentists.
post #15 of 21
I go once a year. It's such a relief after having braces for 4 years and going to the braces guy EVERY month. I had a cavity once, but that tooth was being pulled anyway.

I had 18 teeth pulled in my life!!!! And yes some of those were perminant teeth. I think I'm missing at least 4 adult teeth, and of course my wisdom teeth.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Back from the dentist! I have 3 cavities, but not having gone in 2 years that's not bad
post #17 of 21
I had a wisdom tooth out a few days before Christmas and a broken root filling was patched up. Gotta go back in about a month to have it fixed properly. I`d rather go and get them checked once a year than have toothache again and I keep having dreams that my teeth are falling out so I want to look after them
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
I go every 6 months and it doesn't bother me at all!! If I need work done I don't get novacain either. When we were growing up our dentist never used it so I don't like the needle and the numbness-its quicker just to drill and fill!!
I actually like the dentist. I go every 6 months, and I brush twice a day and floss every day. I am a hygiene dork.
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
They usually like you to go every 6 months here in the UK, but i go once a year.
i hate going LOL!
post #20 of 21
I do the every 6 month deal.

My new dentist is pretty awesome. HE...not the hygentist...does the cleaning I've never had that before!!

i haven't had a cavity in probably 4-5 years...
post #21 of 21
Every six months. Actually I am going tomorrow for my regular cleaning.

I leaned the hard way that even though I was scared to go the alternative was worse. Now I have a phobia about loosing my teeth.

For years I would make the trip to the same dentist in my home town because I was afraid to go anywhere else. I had been going there since I was five or six years old.

Finally I had to stop going because his office is not accessible and I can't climb stairs. This was OK until I had the misfortune of breaking a tooth and had to find a new dentist in the city where I live now.

But I have to tell you this new dentist, not only is a woman, she is so much more advanced in the technology than the old dentist.

When I made the first visit I was in shock! It was like going from horse and buggy to the space age!

Still it's not my favorite place to go. But I am almost sorry I didn't make the switch years ago.
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