Is seeing the Dentist a necessary evil?
I suppose it depends on your experiences. I did not grow up with preventive dentist-ing. You went to the dentist because you had a toothache or something to that effect. So as an adult I took my kids, I took myself. In this day and age some times I wonder why…
My teeth are jacked up? How did my parents get thru life without going to the dentist. No soda. Way less sugar. LOL
So I went to the dentist. I have issues. Yeah, ok I knew that. So then the Dental Hygienist tells me: I want you to brush twice, first with just the brush, brush all the plaque off; then you put tooth paste and brush with toothpaste. Its not the toothpaste that cleans your teeth, its the the brushing. That fresh mint taste, is just that taste it doesn’t mean your teeth are clean.
WTH….. First of all how many years have I been coming here and this is the first time you’ve mentioned this. AND so is toothpaste just another propaganda scam. Yes and yes. Ok I knew about the toothpaste being a marketing scheme. All you need is baking soda and peroxide. But evidently you may not need that either just brush till you tongue feels your teeth are clean.
I think the trend is for Dentist to push implants. You can have the removable dentures or implants. Implants are expensive. Of course they are, why else would you be pushing it. Kind of like toothpaste.
My question was do I want to die with good teeth or not? I don’t want to pay bookoo bucks and not be here to use them. Poho ain’t it? LOL I know I know, quality of life.
I can’t help but think that “part” of dentistry is all about the all mighty dollar, kind of like doctors pushing certain drugs. Its about who lobby’s for certain things. Perhaps I’m just jaded.
So where do I need to go next week Wednesday, again? The Dentist. Glutton for punishment I tell you. 😀
Ma ke aloha ~ until I write again, bumbye.