Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Word of Mouth

I can't tell for sure, but I think a molar has cracked.

In recent years, I have come to view dentists much the same as car salesmen: They both try to sell you something you don't need so they can have a bigger bottom line. You don't, however, get to test drive a new crown to see if you like the gold or the porcelain better. If you don't need cavities filled or other repairs, then your teeth probably need to be whitened a shade or two. Or it's time for braces. I don't have dental insurance, so this is going to be an unpleasant experience in more ways than one.

Good-bye, income tax refund . . . .


  1. yep, I'm finding that the dentist is a necessary pleasure/pain in life. My dentist has the latest computer x-ray machine that shows the teeth on the computer screen. Someone is making some big bucks on that software somewhere. Of course all that translates into more services. It is to bad that we can't just get the old fashioned kind of dentist, one who schedules cleaning every 6 months and then tells us we might need a filling or 6. Crowns and other wonderful replacements are something I can't even afford. Good Luck!

  2. I have trouble trusting anyone who chose puts their hands in other peoples mouths as a career.

  3. I recall the dentist my grandparents visited...occasionally. His solution to every dental problem was...pull the confounded thing. He was however, quite cheap...most likely due to the fact that his only equipment was a chair, a syringe and a pair of dental pliers.

    Since you refuse to take my advice in your last post regarding bailout aid, a more relatively inexpensive solution to your tooth problem might be a two-part epoxy which would bond and seal the tooth back to...well,
    Be careful NOT to hold your finger on the repair site too long. Permanent bonding of the finger to the tooth could cause you to lisp.


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