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1imaginarygirl

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 06:04:24 am »
I think the last time I went to the dentist was around 2001. I know that's horrible. I'm afraid to go now because it's been so long. My husband has a broken tooth that needs to be fixed (or pulled), but the anesthetics the dentists use don't work on him. Not sure what to do about that? Might have to put him completely under.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 08:19:10 am »
I go to the dentist twice a year or every 6 months.  I have insurance so its free.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 11:07:17 am »
Yes I do go regularly because I have dental insurance.  There was a time I wasn't working and didn't have insurance and I got a cleaning, x rays and check up for $25 at a dental school.  If you can't afford it see if there is a dental school in your area because they offer discounted rates.  They can't do all the services you might need but at least they can do a cleaning and check up.  The students need to practice and they advertise that's how I found out.  I saw an ad in craigslist years ago.  The students are supervised by their professors so you're still being seen by a professional.
I do this, but it's $100 a visit so I only go once a year. My real opinion is it's a good way for the supervisors to get referrals to their private practices and that is NOT cheap.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 06:48:40 pm »
I go to the dentist every 6 months to get cleaning.  Though xrays are way to much money every other 6 months.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2018, 07:42:27 pm »
i go twice a year every 6 months

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2018, 04:07:03 am »
I had to go a few months ago for the first time in years. I don't go because I don't like dental work. I wish I had gone sooner though because I waited so long I had to have a root canal and crown.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 09:45:19 am »
Used to go regularly and then a couple years ago got bridgework done when I broke a tooth.  Still payingt on it - it was 4500 altogether.  Then broke the bridge and now wish I would have just had a crown put on or just had the tooth yanked out and forgot about it because in order to get the bridge, the dentist drilled two good teeth to put the bridge on.  I so wish I didn't have a bridge now.!

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2018, 07:51:53 pm »
I haven't been in 7 years.  My parents would be so disappointed in me after all the money they put into my teeth with oral surgeries and braces.  I have to be employed for 5 years with this company before I qualify for dental.. Only 2 years to go.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2018, 08:52:38 pm »
I usually go once a year, Unlike my grandparents, they have full denture and don't need to go to dentist

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2018, 10:56:29 pm »
I was a dental hygienist for thirty years. It pays in the long run to get regular checkups and cleanings. It's amazing how much pain you can experience from teeth when something goes wrong. I often wonder how the people of old managed without the services of a dentist!

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2018, 03:35:25 pm »
I go to the dentist every six month and I have had more work done then I care to remember. I have sure shelled out a lot of money going that is for sure.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2018, 10:08:36 pm »
I have not been in a while. I really need to but it's hard to fit it in to my schedule.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2018, 11:49:14 am »
Before November of last year, I hadn't seen a dentist in seven years  :o. Thankfully I didn't have any major problems. Now I plan to visit the dentist every 6 months.  :thumbsup:

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2018, 12:08:36 pm »
I try to get regularly, tooth problems can cause lots of other problems in your body.  So if you can go at all it is a wise thing to do.

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Re: First dentist visit in years
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 06:30:27 am »
Been two and a half years.  Saving up.

Think teeth (few that I have left) are ok.  I can still talk and chew

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