The Dentist

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    Mar 28, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    I got my teeth cleaned today and all my friends ragged on me for being so excited for going. But, I can't help but love going to the dentist. I can't stop running my tongue over my teeth to feel how squeaky clean and smooth they are.

    Am I in the minority of loving the dentist and getting my teeth cleaned every three months?
  • Webster666

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    Mar 28, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    Regular dental work, I can live with.
    Drilling ? Fine.
    Filling ? Fine.
    I've even had a couple of painless root canals.
    I can even stand the 9" needles full of Novocaine shot half way to my brain.

    But, that masochistic bitch with the collection of nut picks that she gets off on jamming into my gums, in the name of teeth cleaning...

    Then, she takes the dental floss that's like large gauge piano wire, poises it between two teeth, then leans all her body weight onto it until it forces my teeth apart, and it slams into my gums, feeling like it must have sliced half way through my lower jaw.

    I finally gave up and bought my own equipment, and I do it myself.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 28, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    Well many here know I'm totally anal about the care of my teeth. Floss every night. EVERY night and brush at least twice (and generally 3 times a day)...

    I have my teeth cleaned twice a year. For me thats enough. The last time I was in, the dental tech said my teeth were "freaky clean" before she started.
    Wasn't sure what to think of that comment.
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    Mar 28, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    I just brush and rinse with hydrogen peroxide. That seems to be keeping them fine.
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    Mar 28, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    I went to the dentist last week. I was told that I may have pain in the tooth they worked on and may need to do an extraction. A week later and I'm having to keep taking aspirin for the pain and wait until Monday when the office is open again.
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    Mar 28, 2009 2:48 AM GMT
    I picked up a Sonicare three months ago. Love it! I'm like Hndsm by flossing every night and brushing at least twice a day too. Both of my dental techs say my teeth are really clean, but have never said "freaky" yet. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 28, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    halltd saidI got my teeth cleaned today and all my friends ragged on me for being so excited for going. But, I can't help but love going to the dentist. I can't stop running my tongue over my teeth to feel how squeaky clean and smooth they are.

    Am I in the minority of loving the dentist and getting my teeth cleaned every three months?


    Every 3? wow? Don't you brush in the interim? I go every 6 and yeah I do like the feel of the teeth after. Plus my denist is gorgeous icon_exclaim.gif So I do look forward to my visits
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    Mar 28, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    Not only do I have a dentist clean my teeth. I go and see a periodontist too. I also so have an orthodontist, to keep then straight as well. Nothing worse than seeing a professional in his 40s or 50s. Where his death have become independent, and going their own way.

    I floss twice a day, and polish my own teeth too. But not big on getting them bleached.

    But I would not say I'm annul about my teeth, just caring.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 29, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    I was surprised at how well the Sonicare toothbrush works. Before I tried it, I had always poo-pooed electric toothbrushes.
    I also floss before bed time, and I brush at least twice a day.
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    Mar 29, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    I love the dentist! It's the one time where I am forced to sit back and close my eyes. Having all those hands and fingers on my face feels like a facial.

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    Mar 29, 2009 6:27 AM GMT
    I'm so lucky to have great teeth. I take care of them - flossing and brushing - using the right toothpaste and brush. I have them cleaned twice each year - which feels so good. I use Rembrandt toothpaste. Anybody remember another good toothpaste no longer available - called McCleans? How about Pepsodent? Remember the commercial, "You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush with Pepsodent!" Anyone remember when Listerine mouthwash got in trouble for claiming that gargling with that product would help prevent colds? Hahahaha.
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    Mar 29, 2009 10:03 AM GMT
    I was a firm believer of Colgate's Dr. Eric Baines and his "Two Flouride System" that "protects the teeth inside and out". Now I just drink Colgate Plax (see photo). Hahahahah!!!
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  • junknemesis

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    Mar 29, 2009 10:11 AM GMT
    I brush my teeth once a day (twice when I can remember too) and I floss regularly.
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    I havent been to the dentist in over 8 years. I REALLY want to go! But I can't afford it, and I have no insurance.

    Heck, if I could get braces again I WOULD LOVE IT! The military made me get them removed early for basic training, and my teeth reverted a little to where they were before. I mean, they're not hideous or anything, and I used to have a pretty bad overbite and that was fixed nicely. But I feel the job wasnt finished, and I HATE leaving something unfinished. I used to get nightmares about getting hit in the mouth and breaking teeth. Still do sometimes.

    If I could go to the dentist I would in a heartbeat. I liked going.
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    Mar 29, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    Here I am!!!

    as Zim knows I am a dental freak! love getting my teeth cleaned. I am actually going next Friday!! I think it doesn't matter if you know my daily dental routine or not, all you have to know is that I be loving me some dentist!

    Dental hygiene is so extremely important to me. Being irresponsible with your teeth can cause them to fall out, even if the tooth itself is healthy! I receive lots of compliments on my smile and not to sound full of myself but it's well deserved! 5 years of braces, permanent retainers, and lots of daily effort give me a nice little smile!
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    Mar 29, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    Ain't that a sexier side of you, DR! icon_wink.gificon_cool.gif
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    Mar 29, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    But, that masochistic bitch with the collection of nut picks that she gets off on jamming into my gums, in the name of teeth cleaning...

    Then, she takes the dental floss that's like large gauge piano wire, poises it between two teeth, then leans all her body weight onto it until it forces my teeth apart, and it slams into my gums, feeling like it must have sliced half way through my lower jaw.


    Day-um! That's was painful even to read.
    They have sedation dental clinics here for people who want to be knocked out for their regular treatments. Webster, I bet they would pay to use your testimony in an ad spot!
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  • Breeman

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    Mar 24, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    I was assaulted by my dentist when I was 10.
    I just had an old filling removed and a new one put in without any freezing. I'm can take a lot of pain. I go twice a year for cleaning. I brush twice a day and floss at night.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 24, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    I like going to the dentist and having clean teeth too. I run my tongue over my teeth constantly too
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 24, 2014 3:43 AM GMT
    My dad is a dentist -- so taking care of my teeth was something I started at a young age
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    Mar 24, 2014 4:36 AM GMT
    Hmm... Jack Nicholson or Bill Murray? I can never decide





    Bill does it better, but Jack was so cute when he was young...

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    Mar 24, 2014 6:31 AM GMT
    I had a co-worker whose grandfather was one of two dentists in a small town. He retired and referred all of his customers to the other dentist.
    In gratitude the other dentist did his family's dental work for free. But as a cost saving measure he never used local or any anesthetic.
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    Mar 24, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    Had terrible habits growing up, so the dentist is associated with agony even though I've repented. I still cringe when she comes in with that sonic drill thingy even though I've stopped getting cavities.
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    Mar 24, 2014 1:43 PM GMT
    "I havent been to the dentist in over 8 years. I REALLY want to go! But I can't afford it, and I have no insurance."

    Go.
    A cavity that will cost a few hundred will turn into a root canal that will cost a few thousand in no time.