Do you go to Dentist twice a year?

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Do you go to the Dentist?

  1. Yes, twice a year

    150 vote(s)
    72.5%
  2. Only in extreme circumstances

    4 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. No

    46 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Sir, I am a Dentist. I accept all forms of insurance

    7 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    I just ordered mouthguards the other night because I grind in my sleep, not to brag

    Dentist has been telling me for years to start wearing one at night
     
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  2. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    I really don't want it to come to this. Feels like I'll have to if I can't stop the grinding though.
     
  3. spagett

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    I've been threatened that my teeth will be widdle bitty if I don't
     
  4. Nandor the Relentless

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    I have to get a root canal on the very back tooth in the upper left. Going to cost like $1600 before insurance kicks in. Pulling it will only be around $500 before insurance. I can’t floss worth a shit back that far so think I’m just gonna get it pulled and save money and flossing frustration.
     
  5. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Spending money is literally harder than pulling teeth for Shawn.
     
  6. Taques

    Taques please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad
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    chewing ice isn’t a big deal as long as you enjoy getting root canals!
     
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  7. Taques

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    spend $7 and get a multipack of these to find out which diameter fits between your back teeth

     
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  8. Fabulousthundercock

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    I’m not scared of the dentist I’m scared at what they might tell me after they look at my teeth.

    Ive always brushed and flossed and they’ve always got some shit to say that costs more money.
     
  9. Fuzzy Zoeller

    Fuzzy Zoeller College football > NFL

    I fucking hate going to the dentist.
     
  10. Taques

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    also find a biomimetic dentist they won’t treatment plan you any crowns unless you have an old one needing to be replaced
     
  11. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    I like my dentist a lot though. My old dentist sucked but this guy is great and runs a great shop. He's probably not far from retirement though so I'll have to change eventually anyhow I reckon. I'll look into this meme dentistry you speak of. Thank you.
     
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  12. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    I got a set of metal scalers and now I’m just a dremel buffer wheel away from complete dental self reliance.
     
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  13. spagett

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    Do it online for charity
     
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  14. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    my dentist is great and his office is literally in my building, still only go every year, except this year for extenuating circumstances that are very boring
     
  15. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Taques can you travel to Lynchburg?
     
  16. bro

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    I rarely go. I made an oath to go more often, then covid hit.
     
  17. Taques

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  18. Nandor the Relentless

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    Nice, they reusable?
     
  19. Taques

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    yeah you can use them until the bristles start to wear out (up to maybe a week with daily use)

    there are lots of good interdental brush options for your back teeth
     
  20. Nandor the Relentless

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    That's going to get kind of expensive at $7 for a six-pack then. That's $61 a year for a bit easier flossing

    And what is this interdental brush stuff you speak of?
     
  21. Taques

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    cheaper than root canals and extractions to be fair

    you can get a big bag of them like this for cheap. GUM is another popular brand. maybe find a multi pack or small pack so you can figure out the size you need

    https://www.amazon.com/DenTek-Interdental-Cleaners-Brushes-Between/dp/B009MHV3VW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=interdental+brush&qid=1613100930&sprefix=interdent&sr=8-3
     
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  22. burnttatertot

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    I have a ton of those DenTek things, never used one on myself though.
     
  23. Taques

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    i hesitate to ask why
     
  24. burnttatertot

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    I floss, the Teks are for cleaning small crevices, just not the ones in my mouth.
     
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  25. racer

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    What about these perpendicular flossers?

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    I have the other kind and struggle to get them all the way back and floss effectively.
     
  26. Marbles

    Marbles Trudging the road to happy destiny
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    Been to the dentist once in 20 years. Have never had a cavity or braces. Got blessed on good teeth.
     
  27. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
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    I have worn a mouthguard in my sleep for several years now. I go through phases where I ditch it though. You really need to change it out quite frequently because they get pretty gross. also i chew the fuck out of them in my sleep.

    It's weird at first but you get used to it to a point where it's weird sleeping without it.
     
  28. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    You do boil and bite mouthguards?
     
  29. Snakes

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    yep that's all i've ever used.
     
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  30. racer

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    Hi, my dentist is trying to sell me a $500 night guard. I’m thinking I’ll spend $30 at target to start out. Anyone use these that can offer perspective?
     
  31. Joystick Izzy

    Joystick Izzy Well-Known Member
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    If you go with the cheap $30 option, just understand that you can make your problem worse rather than better. There's a reason it costs $500 at the dentist. They take a very accurate impression and a lab fabricates one that fits perfectly with your current bite. The one you get at target is not going to fit as well and could screw up your bite if it's too far off.
     
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  32. Menelaus

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    Mine was like 275, but it’s completely worth it if you grind your teeth. It will last for a few years if properly cared for. I used to get headaches in the morning from all the grinding, but those have gone away entirely thanks to the night guard (and klonapin)
     
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  33. DuffandMuff

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    What in the world
     
  34. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    How the fuck you know that you have good teeth if you never go to a professional
     
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  35. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

    They've probably come a long way, but the ones that you can buy at retail stores used to be pretty bulky. The ones that dentists make are very unobtrusive. Just gets to be a habit, and you don't even know it's there.

    $500 sounds like a lot for one.
     
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  36. Open Carry

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    I got a custom night guard from my dentist a few years ago for jaw issues and grinding. Can’t remember the cost exactly, but it was probably around $200-300. Can’t speak for the generic ones, but my dentist had to do some adjustments on mine because it caused more problems when I first started using it.
     
  37. jac3672

    jac3672 Well-Known Member

    If you want something just to protect your teeth from getting worn down, then any shitty guard will work.

    If you want something kinder to your TMJ, then get your dentist to make one based on your bite. Those things will last you 10+ years.
     
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  38. Marbles

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    Everyone thinks I have veneers. Never had tooth pain and when I stopped going in high school I hadn’t had any cavities. Just kind of stopped going and have never gone back. Why bother.
     
  39. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Pretty teeth doesn't equal healthy teeth.

    Periodontal disease is real, brotha.
     
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  40. Taques

    Taques please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad
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    #perioawareness
     
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  41. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    I have that tattooed on my inner bicep
     
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  42. Toast

    Toast Capo di tutti i capi
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    I use twigs to clean my teeth now.
     
  43. jac3672

    jac3672 Well-Known Member

    User name sorta checks out. BamANUG.
     
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  44. PJP3

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    Almost every time I see someone with no history of cavities they have some level of gum disease. Your teeth are probably not as healthy as you think.
     
  45. burnttatertot

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    Grill not looking so great now, busted a tooth today. I blame this goddamn thread for the jinx. Tooth straight fucking rotted, now I got a half toof left in my mouth full of decay. I'll schedule an appointment, in the meantime I've got the rot and decay that proves I'm more metal than Butthead :rockin:
     
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  46. ANTWONE

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    Bruh... it’s $61
     
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  47. BamaNug

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  48. Taques

    Taques please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad
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    hope ur teeth are sparkling afterward
     
  49. Nandor the Relentless

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    Yeah but flossing is like a tiny fraction of that.
     
  50. ANTWONE

    ANTWONE Hello
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    What does that even mean? I’m all for being frugal but if it makes you floss more in the long run I bet it ends up costing less than some expensive ass dentist visits