I’ve never had any problems with the dentist, even when I was a kid. And, I’ve had pretty extensive dental work done. However, I began seeing a new dentist a couple of years ago, and my first visit, the hygenist had me in tears by the time I left. Just from a cleaning! I think she must have trained in the Army 40 years ago. She wasn’t that rough pysically, but she really talked down to me about flossing (which I do - and she basically accused me of lying about) and saying that I was going to lose all my teeth if I don’t do better. Anyway, I told them I didn’t want to have her again, and found out that she was just filling in for one of the other girls who was out. 3 or 4 visits later, guess who calls me back? I froze like a deer in the headlights and said “just a minute” and walked away from her. Because hubby and I had appointments at the same time, I asked him to go back with her. He did and had no problems. (He VERY SELDOM flosses!!) She thought his teeth looked great. :grrr:
Also, I’ve been wanting to have some cosmetic things done, and I went through getting molds made and all that stuff and they were going to see how much insurance would cover. They never called to let me know anything, and I didn’t mention it again because I was starting to think about changing dentists. I never changed, for various reasons, then a year later, they ask me why didn’t I go through with it…I told them because they never let me know what they found out, and the woman kind of hmmmphd about it and said they would resubmit and contact me. That was about 4 months ago. I’m due to go back in December, but I am thinking of changing dentists, again. There is a new dentist (young and just starting out) closer to home…I would really like to get veneers or crowns or whatever to have a drop dead gorgeous smile. My teeth look ok, but I would love for them to be beautiful.
Oooh…sorry this got so long!!