Atleast this dentist is honest
I'll be honest too, I see you everywhere
Maybe you aren’t wrong
Daddy can be in all places at once.
Seems that way
How else will people go to his user page? It's like the PM usernames.
Sounds like they love their job
Jesus Christ, this may be one of my patients
I both love and fear this dentist
So heartbreaking: I actually need fluoride treatments and my stupid insurance doesn’t cover them.
Also never get the pina colada flavor fluoride treatment. Just believe me on this one.
Call me a coward but I have no plans to try anything besides mint.
It’s a smart call. They only had the pina colada one time so i did it, and it was the worst. Even worse then pina colada numbing agent.
I usually get the grape and it's not too bad
Seems that way
My dentist has no flavour it's a godsend
Marshmallow flavor is actually pretty damn good! It helps that the gooey consistency of the flouride paste is the same as melted marshmallow, so it just feels like their squirting candy into your mouth.
Apparently you don't like getting caught in the rain either
? I am very confused, although I do have strong feelings about rain..
Coconut is disgusting, so I will agree with you on this.
My wife and I have the same insurance at the same dentist. Apparently mine covers it and hers doesn't. They said they would figure it out, but at this point I'm just ignoring it because I figure it's 50/50 that I'll owe them more than get it back.
Y'all need to try the mango one. Best one.
Last part was amazing. So cunning.
Yeah, I wanna be a dentist now.
Yeah, that bit about chaotic neutral dentist was great.
Me: sitting back in chair with Mouth wide open. Dentist is working to set my bridge. I swallow.
Dentist: Stops what he’s doing. Looks me straight in the eyes with a look of wonderment and says, “Wow. Most people can’t swallow like that with their mouth wide open.” Continues to stare and raises one eyebrow.
Me: Blush. Can’t say anything because his hands are still in my mouth.
Dentist: Goes back to work setting my bridge.
Is it unusual to be able to swallow with mouth open? I do it all the time at the dentist
Am I maybe not straight?
I just tried it and drooled all over myself. :/
I just tried and my classmate is looking at me very strangely
I love this.
My dentist is super nice, but I feel pretty bad for him. A few years ago, his adult son got high on bath salts and burned down their house. I think at least one of their dogs died in the fire. The police found him (the son) hiding naked in a neighbor’s house a few hours later. I never brought it up because I didn’t even know what to say...
"Why are you looking so down in the mouth?"
Sounds like bullshit, no one flosses regularly, that's just a legend
I do, but I have a permanent retainer that causes tons if calculus to grow if I don't. Twice daily flossing is better than spending another $600 for a debridement
Yeah, those darn integrals will really mess up your teeth if you're not careful.
i didnt and got gingivitis. now i floss at least 3x a week
It's easy to do right before bed while you're watching a show. Especially if you get the kind with the picks, only takes one hand. I do it just about every night now. Little to no time or cost and is great at preventing all kinds of bad mouth shit. Worth it to me
I do. I keep a thing of floss right by the computer. That way, when I'm just sitting here browsing reddit, I remember to floss. Weird thing is that once you start flossing regularly, you feel like you need to regularly. Any time there's any pressure on my gums from food I ate, I can tell and I start thinking, "I need to floss..."
After two crowns, root canal, and a post, I floss every day. It’s crazy how you stop bleeding after like a week of regular flossing. I don’t dread it anymore.
My nightly habit is brush for a minute, floss, then brush again for another minute. Since doing this, haven't had a cavity or problems with my gums receeding more.
Reminds me of Steve Martin's song about being a dentist in Little Shop of Horrors.
“Son, be a dentist. You have a talent for causing things pain. Son, be a dentist. People will pay you to be inhumane.”
Sounds like a great not terrifying experience
🎵 I'll be a dentist, I've have a talent for Causing Things Pain! 🎵
Ops dentist probably.
yesss little shop of horrors
My dentist told me he wanted to be a family care doctor but dental school was easier
Dental student here. I can assure you with 100% certainty that this is not true, at least nowadays. They're both nightmares. I have friends in med school who have it way easier than me, depending on the year of school. Sometimes they're fucked by exams, sometimes I am. But dental school encompasses a lot more than just exams, lots of clinical requirements and clinical exams on top of the normal classroom exams (dentures, crowns, extractions etc). They're both very difficult to get in to. However, I will give the edge to medical school for being slightly harder to get into.
I’d honestly look forward to going to the dentist if they were all this hilarious. It’d be like going to a comedy show, but with metal hooks.
That dentists name?
Just went to the dentist. Said I have quite a few cavities due to not flossing. Asked how often I floss. “On an as needed basis when I get food stuck in my teeth and my tongue not my tooth brush manage to get it out.
He sounds like a character from a Andy Weir (/u/sephalon) novel.
I have never been given a toothbrush by my dentist. I keep hearing about it but have never gotten any freebies!
That’s sad. Every cleaning my dentist gives me a toothbrush, a small thing of floss, toothpaste, and mouthwash. They also hand me chapstick nearly every time I’m there (guess I have dry lips).
I had to have three cavities filled recently and have a fear of the dentist. I was visibly shaking when he came in the room and he asked what I was afraid of.
Me: I'm afraid you're going to kill me somehow. Dentist: Now, now. I haven't killed anyone all week.
I'm pretty sure they do? I've definitely seen x-ray pictures of my own teeth (that's how they knew my wisdom teeth were fucked up and needed to go.)
Nothing funnier than insurance fraud!
For how many times insurance “accidentally” overcharge people by adding inaccurate claims or not covering things that are supposed to be covered because for everyone one person who calls to get it fixed, there are fifty who won’t notice or bother, I really couldn’t care less about defrauding insurance companies with an unnecessary fluoride treatment.
Believe me, I'm in no way a fan of insurance companies. But the ridiculous pricing of healthcare in this country comes from all sides. Doctors can order treatments patients don't need because they know insurance companies will cover it. Insurance companies then charge more to make sure they're keeping their insane profits. It has to end somewhere.