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roxcyn
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roxcyn | 01:13
We had a similar topic, but it's now closed. How often do you go to the dentist for a check up? Let's discuss!
It's been longer than 3 years.5 (50.0 %)vote
Twice a year3 (30.0 %)vote
One a year1 (10.0 %)vote
Once every three years1 (10.0 %)vote
Once every two years0 (0.0 %)vote
I never go to the dentist. 0 (0.0 %)vote
total votes: 10
21 comments
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 01:14
Once every three years
It's been a while because my dentist office closed. I have to call the new dentist I found to make a cleaning appointment.
JDolla
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JDolla | 01:19
It's been longer than 3 years.
Dentists are against my religion
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 01:21
The one thing I hate is the money you spend at least here because the insurance doesn't pay everything.
Captain_Keeta
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Twice a year
Also against my religion that I don't have.
Joeyy
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Joeyy | 01:23
Twice a year
As is mandatory to keep your dentist here.
Joeyy
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Joeyy | 01:24
I think it might be once that's mandatory, actually, and twice "advised".
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 01:24
Okay, that's nice. They don't do that here if you don't go to them for a long time you can get another appointment.
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 03:30
It's been longer than 3 years.
saina
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saina | 10:11
One a year
That's more than enough.
PracticePractic
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It's been longer than 3 years.
* Caveat: I usually go once a year, every year for decades....didn't go for these last 4 yrs until a month or so ago (vanished off LSI didn't I for a while?---well no one noticed!) Emergency---went to TWO Dentists---serves me right for waiting too long..... so I'll list myself with the ones who do not go longer than 3 years as penance for missing my yearly appointments!
Cheater138
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Cheater138 | 22:25
It's been longer than 3 years.
I haven't been in about 4 years due to losing insurance. I've got it again now, just haven't made an appointment. Before that I tried to stay pretty regular with the twice a year thing.
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 23:23
Yeah - that's what I am trying to do Practice. With this temp job I accepted you can't change your schedule so who knows if I can get an appointment with the new dentist unless I make it for months out. Hm - I need to find out if he does Saturday or after 5PM appointments. Before my dentist office closed I used to go as I was supposed to.

It's interesting in EU they recommend once a year, but in USA they recommend twice a year. I wonder why? Money and greed or what?
PinkFloyd
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PinkFloyd | 02:22
It's been longer than 3 years.
When I was a kid used to go every 2 years. As an adult I don't have dental insurance, even though getting your teeth cleaned only costs about 30 or 40 bucks. To get the whole check up is what costs a lot. It's probably been 5 years or so.
Joeyy
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Joeyy | 04:05
It's interesting in EU they recommend once a year, but in USA they recommend twice a year. I wonder why? Money and greed or what?


We're in Europe and, like I said, it's twice here.
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 04:07
When I was in Spain in 2005 and in Argentina, their recommendations were once a year. Did EU change it to two times a year as well? Nice to find out.
Joeyy
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Joeyy | 04:11
No idea. It's been this way for us for as long as I can remember. Not everywhere in Europe is the same. It's no good the US being twice a year if people can't afford it, though.
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 04:17
Oh, okay. I think people just procrastinate just like I am. It's expensive when they do X-rays, then the fluoride, and if you have to get any work done. The basic cleaning isn't as much, but the bills can get out of control if you need a lot of work done.
Joeyy
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Joeyy | 04:18
But the others have mentioned having to have insurance and the check-up costing a lot.
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 04:22
You don't "have" to have insurance - some dentists offer special pricing for people without it. Humana has been advertising big time for $20/month dental insurance. I think where it's expensive is the fluoride, X-Rays and treatment (fillings, root canals, crowns, etc). Then, it would be real expensive if you're adding your spouse and children. I totally get why people don't go.
kalsonberry
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kalsonberry | 14:34
Twice a year
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 02:13
Update - I went to one today and I'm so happy I'm back in the routine even though they found some cavities.
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