I’ve had the opportunity to spend more money, and more time, in the dentist chair this year. A few months ago, I had some old mercury fillings replaced with new clear fillings. Recently, I somehow managed to chip a tooth, so I needed a new crown to be put in place. Following the crown, I then got a new mouth guard to help me from grinding my teeth at night, and in two days, I am going in for my regular six-month cleaning.
So, as you can see, I have made frequent trips to the dentist this year.
The overall cost itself is something we were not expecting, and visiting the dentist is not one of my ten favorite things to do on my bucket list. I go to the dentist when I think it is necessary, but I try to avoid the dentist whenever possible because sometimes I think its just a money grab and a total waste of time.
There are certain things like getting x-rays or measuring your gum recession which I believe should be left to the discretion of the patient. It seems like the only time when you are made aware of these things, is when you are sitting in the dentist chair, and you haven’t been given the appropriate amount of time to consider if such procedures are absolutely necessary.
Anyways, these are just some of my thoughts for today. Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful to my dentist, my hygienist, and the support staff at my dentist office. They have taken good care of us for over 20 years, but I think as consumers, we can continue to make better choices when it comes to the expense, and the time spent, in the dentist chair.
What do you think?
Thank you for the care and attention that our dentist, hygienist, and the support staff provide to us at the dentist office. It is truly a blessing to be able to make sure that we take care of our teeth and to be able to have the right dental intervention when we need it. Help us to make good decisions when it comes to our own dental care, and may you continue to provide us with the funds needed, so that we can have healthy teeth, throughout our lifetime. Amen.