DH won't go to the dentist and it's bugging me…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I normally just make my DH appointments for him. We have all the same doctors so it’s easy to do and I schedule them for after work hours so he has no excuse 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Dont they lecture everyone about flossing? I think that is pretty standard.

It’s not controlling but its just one of those things that I dont mind doing. Im there scheduling my own, so I schedule his at the same time.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

When I was married, I scheduled ours for the same day, back to back time slots.  I hate the dentist so badly, but I would hate a root canal or something like that even more.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

That would bother me too, but I am nuts about teeth. If you don’t take of your teeth, they can cause you a lot of pain, infections, and money. I don’t like the dentist but I go every six months in the hopes that it will help me avoid having to go more often for painful procedures.

If he won’t make an appointment, you should make one on his behalf. Tell him he is yucky and can’t kiss you until he does 😛

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

DH didn’t like the dentist, but I really don’t mind.  My mom was a stickler for our check-ups and even though I’ve had periods of less-than-stellar dental appointments, I always get a thumbs up for how good they look.  He, on the other hand, had about $1500 worth of work (after his insurance kicked in) when he finally went.  I told him I wouldn’t kiss him anymore until he went because my dentist told me that if he had any major problems due to his lack of dental appointments, his mouth germs could cause problems in my mouth because of kissing.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My FH is like this too, except he also needs extensive work done. At one point I found out one of his front lower teeth had a HUGE cavity on the front surface! I couldn’t see it because it was at the gum and his lower lip always hid it, but he knew it was there and STILL had an excuse everyday for why he didn’t make an appointment yet

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Going through the same thing with my FI now. This man NEEDS a cleaning. I don’t think he was taken regularly as a child so he doesn’t see the importance now.

 

If you are able, I would just schedule it like one of the other bee’s said. Maybe a couples dentist visit 🙂

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsTillerResq:  Agreed!  Those preventable tooth problems get expensive!  Or maybe you could take him denture shopping?  That might make him more accepting of going to get his teeth cleaned, haha!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsTillerResq:  do it! Haha part of being a good spouse is forcing your partner to do the things they need to but don’t want to do. Once we stop living with our moms we kinda need that influence to come from somewhere else Tongue Out

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