Monday, February 25, 2008

But when I go back, I get to watch tv

Dentist in Phoenix: old guy, dingy office, low-tech = hardly any cavities at all

Dentist in Provo: young guy, super duper duper nice office, high-tech everything and I mean everything = 2 crowns and 3 cavities

Now, maybe any wives of dental reps out there can answer this question for me: Is it because of the advanced capabilities of the high-tech equipment that the Provo dentist noticed my teeth need a lot of work, OR, is it because the Provo dentist spent a lot of money on his office and his equipment (and they need to get paid off) that my teeth suddenly need a lot of work?

12 comments:

Tessa said...

I have noticed the same phenomena (currently enjoying our dingy office:) Also, the better my insurance the more wrong they seem to find with my mouth. Coincidence? I think not.

Courtney said...

Very suspicious!

Sarah said...

If I've learned anything from being married to a Dental Rep, it's this: there is usually OFTEN a direct relationship between advaced technology and better care.

Case in point: When Mark and I were dating, I had a very sore tooth, and went to see my dentist (old guy, dingy office, zero technology). He found no problem with my tooth and suggested I might not be flossing well enough because "sometimes a popcorn kernel can get wedged under your gums!" UM, NO!!!!. I was in terrible pain when I drank or ate anything cold or hot or bit down on that tooth. So that includes pretty much everything. Mark wanted me to see a younger, hipper guy, but those were the types that did't take my trashy insurance.
So I lived with the pain through our courtship, wedding, honeymoon and then finally went to see a REAL dentist with advanced technologies, etc. He immediately found the problem with his advanced technologies. I had to get a root canal thanks to DDS #1.

So the moral of the story is absolutely stick with your high-falutin' dentist. He'll take care of you. As Mark says, "Don't chinze(sp?) on your health. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

Sarah said...

Please excuse my many errors in that last post. When I'm on Mark's soap box I can't think straight.

Ms. Jones said...
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Bryan said...

Do you think it has to do w/ the secret stash of candy that you have? :)

Sarah said...

I think it's genetic.

go boo boo said...

totally "B".

I saw Tiffany over Turkey week...I am totally spacing what she named her kid, AK would remember. She's as gorgeous, fun, and successful as usual.

go boo boo said...

now that I've read Sarah's, she's probably right (although I have had some shady high-tech "cavaties" before).

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

I totally agree with Sarah...advanced technology equals better care.

c jane said...

I have a hard time believing that dentistry is a viable science in the first place. Situations like yours confirms my suspicions.

Suzie Petunia said...

It is because there is NO FLUORIDE in the water in Utah!!