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I went to the dentist's yesterday for my annual fang inspection, having rung to book an appointment on Monday. I'd have preferred a little more time to, sorry, 'brush up' on my flossing, but never mind.

Gosh, they are eager to entice you into further treatment these days. I had to fill in a form about my medical history before proceeding to the surgery, and at the end was a section called 'Are you happy with your smile?' which asked:
- Do you wish your teeth were whiter?
- Are you embarrassed by a missing tooth?
- Do you have crooked teeth you wish were straight?
- Do you have metal fillings you wish were white?

I HAVE A LOVELY SMILE THANK YOU (though I was persuaded to book an encore with the hygienist a couple of weeks hence).

I do like my current surgery, because dentists and nurses alike are so jolly. Last night's dentist also had the gentlest hand with that horrible little metal pick I have ever encountered. As I hauled myself into the chair, I apologised for being in my motorcycle overtrousers (I was running late).

"That's all right! As long as you're not naked!" chirped the nurse, adding "Not that you don't have the figure for it, Madam! It's just the shock!"


I was in there for literally five minutes, and paid £18 for the privilege. But that's one area in which I'm happy not to get my money's worth.


"That's all right! As long as you're not naked!" chirped the nurse, adding "Not that you don't have the figure for it, Madam! It's just the shock!"

Awww. :) If you didn't have a lovely smile before, I'm sure you had one on your lips right then.
It was the nicest compliment I've had for a while, sure!

I am off for a new filling on 20th, after my 1st visit on 9th to show the dentist my cracked tooth. I was then given PRESCRIPTION TOOTHPASTE omg this is a thing because apparently my enamel is super worn. I think I finally realised I brush too hard :/

So well done on NO dental probs there!
Thanks! Prescription toothpaste, good golly. I don't know how I've escaped the penalties of excessive brushing because I certainly do it pretty thoroughly.
Electric toothbrush!

I got one because I clearly wasn't cleaning thoroughly enough, but I know they've also been recommended to friends who go over the top. They have timers. (-8
My very lovely childhood dentist told me to 'count to ten twice' for each area brushed. Working so far...
What's with this obsession with white teeth? Now, yes, that's a good hue for them, but sometimes you'll see TV personages with what look like a RL Photoshop fill on their teeth with (255,255,255).

Dammit, not even Max Headroom looked that artificial!

All the same, I'm tempted to try them out myself. ^_^; (It'll be my first visit in way too long, so if they can be gentle in letting me know what may need to be done.. but, I doubt I'd be able to cover private prices. Do they accept commoners?)
South London seems to be one place where there's no difficulty in finding NHS dentists who'll take on new patients, thankfully. I've never had any trouble.

I do sometimes use the whitening type toothpaste, but you can achieve the same results by giving your teeth a quick going-over with baking soda...
Was that an NHS or private dentist? Their line of leading questions appears to be drumming up business!
NHS! I'm not paying double that to be told in slightly more detail that my teeth are fine :)

Mind you, opticians are as bad about laser surgery/contact lenses.