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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 03:12:43 PM »
  Needless to say, it's made me a big proponent of flouridated water.

As big a proponent as batch sparging?  ???

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 03:17:33 PM »
Beer, its whats for dinner.

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2010, 07:14:37 PM »
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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 06:23:25 AM »
Beer, its whats for dinner.

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 11:13:54 AM »
I grew up in a small town in IA where flouride was added to the water.  At one point, I went 30 years without seeing a dentist.  When I went to him, he was astounded that I had no cavities or other problems.  And it's pretty much stayed that way.  At one point, he suggested having my wisdom teeth removed, then said that I had such great bone mass it would be more trouble than it was worth.  Needless to say, it's made me a big proponent of flouridated water.

I believe a lot of it is genetics. My oldest son has never had a cavity and my youngest has had several. My wife has only ever had one or maybe two cavities and I have had several. Both my kids have the same brushing and flossing habits. My wife was a lax flosser and I have always been hard core. And the water in my faucet growing up had flouride added to it as does the water coming from my faucet now.
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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2010, 02:44:06 PM »
Dentists are like car  mechanics, you pay alittle now or a lot later.

You can have a nice running vehicle (good smile) or have a crappy running vehicle(missing/rotten teeth).


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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010, 07:08:57 PM »
Dentists are like car  mechanics, you pay alittle now or a lot later.

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2010, 08:47:37 PM »
Holy s***!  :o

 I would keep my mouth shut if I were him.
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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2010, 08:17:18 PM »
But then how would you know it's him?
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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2010, 08:55:41 AM »
I hate going to the dentist just as much as anyone else, but it's worth it in the end......I held out for 2 years, and my first time back they had a field day!  Now I actually go for extra cleanings, just to prevent bigger problems from happening.....it also helps when your dentist likes to employ good looking hygienists!   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2010, 11:26:09 AM »
Damn Cap beat me to the General Ripper scene!

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2010, 08:28:11 PM »
I was gonna say - I don't like going to the dentist - but it sure beats a mouth full of false teeth!
It depends on your situation. My teeth (gums, actually) had deteriorated so badly that there was only one place in my mouth where I could chew -- along with constant pain. I had gum disease all my life and brushing my teeth only made it worse. So, in one sitting, I had 22 remaining teeth removed, and replaced with full dentures. My gum disease is history. I can eat anything in any place in my mouth. The yellow teeth I used to expose when smiling are now perfect, white, natural looking teeth. In retrospect, it was the best thing I ever did. Plus, my general health from ridding my body of all that infection has increased amazingly – gum disease promotes heart disease. OK – would I rather have a mouth full of my own healthy teeth – of course I would, but the option I chose in my circumstances literally changed my life for the better.

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2010, 08:38:26 PM »
I was gonna say - I don't like going to the dentist - but it sure beats a mouth full of false teeth!
It depends on your situation. My teeth (gums, actually) had deteriorated so badly that there was only one place in my mouth where I could chew -- along with constant pain. I had gum disease all my life and brushing my teeth only made it worse. So, in one sitting, I had 22 remaining teeth removed, and replaced with full dentures. My gum disease is history. I can eat anything in any place in my mouth. The yellow teeth I used to expose when smiling are now perfect, white, natural looking teeth. In retrospect, it was the best thing I ever did. Plus, my general health from ridding my body of all that infection has increased amazingly – gum disease promotes heart disease. OK – would I rather have a mouth full of my own healthy teeth – of course I would, but the option I chose in my circumstances literally changed my life for the better.

Sometimes it's a real b**** getting old.  ;D


Do you think it was hereditary in your case.
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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2010, 10:52:45 PM »
Gum disease is a real b****!! I always thought my teeth were fine, no cavities or discoloration. One day I get a toothache, figure its a wisdom tooth, so I make an appointment. They take an x-ray, periodontal disease. I had to have full mouth surgery, bone graphs in between each tooth, at the cost of almost $14,000. I had to take a second mortgage, I am only 38 years old, now I go to the dentist every 4 months. Dentists may suck, but having no teeth would suck much more. In my case it is hereditary, the thing is I was sick from it for a long time and didn't even know it.

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Re: I HATE dentists.
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2010, 12:06:34 AM »
Do you think it was hereditary in your case.

Probably. While my mother died with perfect teeth -- never even a cavity -- my dad had bad teeth and gum disease. But I think there was more to it. I can remember -- even at a very young age -- having some "new" procedure done on my gums, so it started early and may have been a side affect of a childhood disease. I had a few that have caused other problems. I grew up in Detroit, and we had Fluoridated water. I brushed and flossed and used a water pick, but nothing seemed to help. Dentures -- like everything else -- have gone high-tech, and they really are a godsend for someone like me. Without them I would have to live on beer. Hmm, ...
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