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Me - 5 years ago
I was off the registry for 2 years before that.
I cancelled it on monday.
I go every 6 months. I work for the British Dental Journal so I see horrendous pictures of rotten teeth every day. It's a really effective way to make yourself care more!
I'm gonna get our office copy and LOOK YOU UP.
I'm not in there because I actually work on 'BDA News', 'Vital' and EBD (rock and roll) but we all go and look at the horrid pictures as they arrive at the BDJ. Some are so horrendous it's untrue :o(
You're my rival. Sort of :)
This is weird.
But really should go again, as one of the wee buggers is playing up at the minute...I don't like the fact that it now costs me money though...
Also, as Ed Byrne rightly says, it's just patronising being told how to clean your teeth once you're older than about six...
my dentist is in caerphilly. what's all that about?
I really need to go though, I chipped my tooth on a digestive biscuit last Sunday :(
I still have a bar glued on to the back of my lower teeth from my orthondix-dayz.
I don't want to get it removed.
It'll probably cane.
BUT i am going on friday.
for at least 3 years
i had a root canal.
i hadn't been for 3 years.
GO TO THE DENTIST NOW.
my friend didn't go for 6 years, she's on loads of pain drugs and it's in the process of costing her about 2 grand.
Jesus Christ. I'm in trouble.
years and had loads of things done at once.
Due to teh funky new NHS pricing policy though it only cost about £90.
some twat knocked part of my front tooth out the other week, it's really noticable :(
I need a root canal, I'm not even sure what that is but it sounds painful and expensive
I think another wisdom tooth is ready to come out
currently got 2 wisdom teeth coming through at exactly the same time on the same row. HARSH. One really hurts. I wish NHS dentists existed :(
seriously, it's like £15 for a checkup. that's what mine was. and it'll save you a LOT of hassle and pain. FGS.
twice as much as NHS if you need anything else done
i hadn't been for ages then i got back into the habit of having check ups every 6 months, then my life-long dentist retired and his sucessor seemed more interested in asking if i wanted to have botox. so i switched to another one who didn't even tell me his name, didn't seem very thorough, and to be honest his surgery looked a bit grubby. so i got in a huff and vowed to not go back to him. i've never got round to finding a new once since that.
And I feel fine!
5 years ago
But what is the point in paying loads unless you need to go?
The only reason I've decided recently that I need to go is that I think I have wisdom teeth coming through.
That said, a close peer in the mirror the other day revealed that my teeth weren't quite as clean as I thought.
Answer honestly, people who've met me: have any of you ever thought to yourself "My God, joeymahone's teeth are really fucking yellow..."
but I have thought it about myself
10 years of not going = last years dental bill of £1,200+
I'm not rubbing it in, but one thing is now true: the longer you sit there and worry about it, things ain't gonna get any better.
i might die, and then i'll feel silly for wasting the money!
I hadn't been to one for a while before that though. I had two fillings, and the dentist said to me 'we think injections are bad, so I'm going to do it without anasthetic. Let me know if it hurts!!!!' It actually didn't though, so it was ok.