Tuesday, May 24, 2011

But I just wanted my teeth cleaned!

Are you unemployed?  Underemployed?  You sure can't get a good job with bad teeth, So, prudently, you go to see a dentist to get your teeth cleaned.  But once in the dentist's office, you find they have different ideas. You hear things like, "ooh, you'll need at least 6 crowns" or "have you considered a brighter smile?" or "let me show you your damaged teeth on our big screen monitor!"

These things may have their legitimacy, in fact one of the main benefits of regular care is that we can catch problems while they're small, saving you time, money, and pain.  What I want you to know is it's perfectly ok just to get your teeth cleaned and examined.  You may not be in a position to go forward with treatment that's been diagnosed, but at least you'll KNOW.  Ignorance of decay, gum disease, or oral cancer is the most costly choice of all.

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