(Closed) The Dentist…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How often do you visit the dentist and how are your teeth?
    I visit the Dentist regularly and I have great teeth (lucky me!) : (23 votes)
    27 %
    I visit the Dentist regularly and I have average teeth : (27 votes)
    32 %
    I visit the Dentist regularly and still have bad teeth : (7 votes)
    8 %
    I only visit the Dentist when I have pain and I have great teeth (lucky again!) : (8 votes)
    9 %
    I only visit the Dentist when I have pain and I have average teeth : (10 votes)
    12 %
    I only visit the Dentist when I have pain and I have bad teeth : (8 votes)
    9 %
    What's a Dentist?! I never go... : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I have no teeth... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I HATE the dentist. Like I cringed just reading the title of this post lol. I take really good care of my teeth but I only visit the dentist when I HAVE to. So bad I know…. Everytime I get a new dentist they are amazed at how straight my teeth are though so I guess I’m just lucky in the teeth department. 

    Post # 4
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Sorry, I had to be the obnoxious poster that voted I go regularly and have great teeth. Lol. I have never in my life had a cavity (knock on wood) and I love my dentist. I actually get excited to go because I LOVE how clean teeth feel. I know, I’m a weirdo. I don’t have “perfect” teeth, they are not startlingly white or perfectly straight (though they are 95% straight), but they are great as far as actual health.

    Fiance, on the other hand, hates the dentist. This just reminded me to make his pre-wedding appointment he keeps forgetting to make. Lol

    Post # 6
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Kemma: You’re so right. I did not take care of mine like I should have growing up and still managed to never do any damage. It’s a family trait though, I’ll admit. I’ve gotten SO much better with them and do the “good stuff” for them now, but in my teens I was not flossing every day and drank WAY too much soda.

    Post # 8
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Kemma: :/ Ewww. That just sounds horrible. Is it supposed to help though?

    Post # 9
    5546 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It is so funny because everyone else I know has some weird phobia of doctors and dentists and I can’t ever remember being afraid fo them. I think it helps that I have had a wonderful dentist, the same guy since I was 6. 

    Post # 11
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t have any fear of the dentist, but I don’t trust them at all.  😛  I think a good number of them are charlatans.  There’s a long story there about visiting several dentists and how 3 cavities actually was just maybe 1.

    I don’t have any pain or discomfort and my teeth are straight (I’ve had dentists comment and ask me if I had braces in the past) so I really don’t feel the urgency to go often.

    Getting my wisdom teeth removed was the worst experience ever… but hasn’t affected my feelings on cleanings.  I actually should make an appointment tomorrow for a cleaning and possibly whitening, since my morning cup of coffee has had a price!

    Post # 12
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I hardly go and I take ok care of them.  I don’t have great teeth but they are good, dentist told me that is because I don’t drink soda or juices.  Now that we have great dental insurance starting, my dentist will prob get sick of me as I plan to go as often as I can to get them to great.

    Post # 13
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    @BonbonBunny: I had a similar experience. One dentist told me I needed Invisiline and that I had cavities. I’ve been told I had really straight teeth all my life from other dentists, so I didn’t believe her about the cavity. I went to another dentist, and sure enough, no cavities!

    Post # 14
    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I hate the dentist! I’m not sure it’s the dentist…its the noises that go along with the dentist and the constant drooling that goes along at each visit haha. After the novacaine needle I do not care what they do. I bring an MP3 player and listen to fun songs and it helps to relax me. I have okay teeth I guess. I mean they aren’t amazing, but I do not have any enamel and have VERY sensitive teeth. In one year I got 13 cavities that needed to be filled. I’m not even lying. I got them all filled within a month. Since then I have only had one cavity. 

    I can literally eat a candy bar…and get a cavity. I was told to drink NOTHING but water for the rest of my life and to use a straw if I choose to drink other liquids. So far it has been saving me from getting another 13 cavities!

    Post # 15
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am the world’s biggest dental phobe. Seriously. When I go to the dentist I scream bloody murder the entire time and am literally in bed weeping the entire rest of the day and usually cry myself to sleep the next few days because of the lingering fear.

    That said, I hadn’t been to the dentist since I was 17, but last month I had to go because my teeth were hurting me so bad…he counted 10 cavities and 2 root canals on ONE SIDE of my mouth. I freaked out and screamed before he even got to the other side (though I have zero pain over there so I’m hoping that I only need the one filling on the tooth I can see a cavity on).

    My teeth are also impossibly sensitive. I can’t even drink out of a water fountain without excruciating pain if the water touches my teeth on the way in. Even getting a simple cleaning at the dentist with that god-forsaken metal pick sends me reeling. It’s awful.

    I’ve always taken good care of my teeth — brush 2x/day, floss, mouthwash, and I hardly ever drink pop or juice or anything acidic. I’ve just been “blessed” with the wonderful combination of the world’s worst teeth and a serious dental phobia, and the inability to take antianxiety meds/laughing gas because of other medical conditions. Lucky me.

    Post # 16
    5788 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I go regularly and have never had a cavity. I don’t do much other than brush though so its genetic. I didn’t go for like 2.5 yrs after college and still no cavities. Darling Husband on the other hand has basically paid for our dentists car. He reached his plan max in Oct this year so he has to wait til 2012 for fillings haha.

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