Dear Fearful

Dear Dr. H,

How can I find a good dentist?

Fearful

Dear Not A Tooth Model

Dear Dr. H,

I am a competitive fitness model. I eat very healthy and I work out. I actually thought I was the epitome of healthy. However, I just found out that I have 10 cavities! ( TEN!) How can this be? I brush my teeth every day.

Not a tooth model

Dear Furious

Dear Dr. H, 

I am so annoyed! This new dental hygienist spent 10 minutes of my appointment teaching me how to brush and floss! I know how to brush and floss- I am a grown woman! I need her to clean my teeth! Is this really what I am paying for? 

Furious

Dear Busy Working Mommy

Dear Dr. H,

I need a deep cleaning. I understand why and I want to get it done. However, I have very limited time off and I need to do the whole procedure at one time. The dentist will not schedule it in one sitting. I have to come back twice. Why? And how can I convince her I need this done all at once?

Busy Working Mommy

Dear Soft Teeth

Dear Dr. H,

I hate the dentist! Every time I go in he finds yet another cavity! It is so frustrating, as I feel I have put a small fortune into my mouth. Is it really possible that I get a new cavity every six months?

Help! I dread going now.

Soft Teeth

Dear Confused and Fillingless

Dear Dr. H,

I went to see my dentist today and he told me I have a tooth with a small cavity. However, instead of filling it, he told me to use fluoride to heal it. I don’t understand. If I have a cavity, don’t I need a filling?

Confused and Fillingless

Dear Unhappy Bride

Dear Dr. H,

My new dentist insists on taking xrays before I can get my teeth cleaned. All I really want is to have clean and white teeth for my wedding next month. Why can’t she just clean my teeth?

Unhappy Bride

Dear Soon To Be Toothless

Dear Dr. H,

My dentist told me I need dentures. Needless to say, I am devastated. I knew this was coming, but I am only 51 years old! I asked him if I could do implants and he said I could not because I am diabetic and I ” don’t have good bone”. Is this true? What are my options? Do I have to do this?

Soon to be Toothless

Dear Phoenix Mommy

Dear Dr. H,

My dentist thinks my 7 year old daughter needs braces! I don’t want to put her in braces at 7, only to have to put her in braces again when she is a teenager. Why would we do this to our daughter? What is the dentist thinking?

Phoenix Mommy

Dear Found You Out

Dear Dr. H,

My great aunt just had some dental work done in Mexico. It all turned out fine. What is the big fuss about crossing the border for health care? I think you dentists just don’t like how cheap they can do dentistry.

Found you out