By Anonymous - 29/10/2013 18:57 - Zimbabwe
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I don't think not brushing your teeth right before a dentist appointment is necessarily rude. If it's in the middle of the day and you brush twice a day (morning and night) then why brush again? I mean if your breath smells bad then it would be nice to do something about that (not necessarily brushing) but to go out of your way to brush right before you go seems almost redundant since they're about to clean your teeth anyway
50 is from the UK. Over here our dentists don't clean teeth. We have seperate dental appointments for that if we are over 16 (dentist cleans them if you are under 16) and those are with a different person (a hygenist). These are optional. Oh and we don't have health insurance in the UK. Our healthcare is free. (well I say free... it's covered through taxes).
For me, my dentist doesn't clean my teeth either. The dental hygienist does. Usually on a different appointment from my regular check up. My dentist reads my X-rays (that are taken by the dental assistant), checks for cavities and does any fillings etc... I recently had my braces taken off; Every time I had them tighten I would always make sure that the person working on my mouth didn't have to smell even a hint of bad breath. Courtesy! I even asked for a spare toothbrush and brushed before I sat in the dental chair. They never minded waiting 2 extra minutes for me to do that. That earlier morning brushing doesn't last long enough for someone --that close to an open mouth.
#64, I'm from Scotland and my dentist will do a clean of my teeth whilst still in my appointment for a check up. That is the standard of an appointment at my dentist. You go in expecting your teeth cleaned/polished because it is what is always offered. So this nonsense about needing to make two appointments to get them cleaned is false.
#3: My dentist and I always joke around with each other. I tell him that if he comes at me with the drill, blood will be shed. I tend to go on into rather gory detail of what I would do to him. He's cool and takes it in stride. He needs to pay off the caffeine though. He begins to tremble violently whenever I'm talking.
When I first started reading your comments your pic was a skull and your country was listed as Zimbabwe, I think. I imagined you being a witch doctor and putting a curse on me if I thumbed you down. I can also imagine you handing out candy on Halloween, and little children running like hell.
I'm pretty sure he is required to wear gloves so it's not super gross if he was serious
That's disgusting. Leaving home without brushing your teeth. I'd rather be late. And he was probably kidding. He would stand to lose his license for being that unhygienic.