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    Default ***Spin off*** How often do you go to the dentist?

    I'm terrible. I'm lucky if I go every 5 years. I have incredibly sensitive teeth & getting them checked & cleaned is excruciating. I'm terrified of going. I went heaps when I was younger & had braces. But when I hit my mid teens my teeth started to become sensitive & it was all downhill from there.

    I'm really well overdue for a checkup........

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    I really only go if Im having terrible toothache and cant cope anymore.

    I HATE going the dentist and havent been in about 5 years either.

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    I go yearly when I get my letter reminding me to go, and I have a checkup and clean. Never really had any drama, no fillings etc.

    I'd probably be reluctant if mine were so sensitive OP - can you mention that it hurts so they go gentle or recommend how you can solve this?

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    lol Well seeing as though my dad is my dentist I go all the time.

    I prob go to often, he says this to me aswell but i like to know that everything is just spot on.

    I would probably go at least 4 times a year. Not for work but for my fear of decay happening.

    DH think I am nuts, I drag him along aswell and he just rolls his eyes at going for the 6th time.

    When I met dh he hadn't been in years and as a result has 9 fillings and a RC. So I like to eliminate any futhur work for him too.

    Yes I know I am over the top with it lol.

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    At least once a month but I get to go every two weeks for the next few weeks...lucky me! I'm in the middle of treatment though. It took me a long time to find a dentist that I liked and trusted with my teeth (had braces on as a teen but they didn't fix my mouth at all). Once my teeth are fixed properly I'll be looking after them...it's going to be about 8 1/2 years of dental work to have my teeth how they're supposed to be. I'm not going to neglect them!

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    Probably around 5 yearly here too! oops

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    Last time was about 5 years ago.
    I am in desperate need of a check up
    I'm not scared of the dentist at all, it's just a matter of never getting around to it and the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I go yearly when I get my letter reminding me to go, and I have a checkup and clean. Never really had any drama, no fillings etc.

    I'd probably be reluctant if mine were so sensitive OP - can you mention that it hurts so they go gentle or recommend how you can solve this?
    All the ones I've seen are gentle. If I breathe in cold air my teeth hurt, that's how bad they are. My gums have receded thanks to years of vicious brushing when I had braces. I know a periodontist who said there's pretty much nothing that can be done except crowns to cover the exposed bits. Far too exy. Funny, receded gums are usually associated with gum disease & mine are from over brushing. Ironic.

    I'm lucky that the times I have been, I walked away with no issues. I've been told I've got "good" teeth so they're pretty resilient.

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    I don't even remember the last mie I went, could be getting on for 10 years now!! I have no problems with my teeth, no fillings, they look fine.

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    I didnt go reguarly til i had my braces and then i took part in a dental trial which was researching the link of premature babies with gum disease and that went on the whole preg and I went once a month. I did have sensitive teeth and gum disease and after their treatment my teeth and gums improved heaps.
    I try to go at least once a year to make use of my PHI and get a free clean and check up and in recent years to have teeth removed/fixed and more extensive work to come.


 

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