I went to the dentist today for a cleaning and I’m beginning to think it’s a scam. I regularly go every 6 months for them to clean my teeth and tell me that I don’t floss enough. Today the woman cleaning my teeth was poking around with a sharp pointed object and telling me there’s blood. No shit. Then she stumbled across some air pocket that she needed the actual dentist to check out. He looked at it and said that it was only an air pocket and no big deal. I tell this story because he could have told me I needed thousands of dollars of dental work when that air pocket was ready to explode. I would be clueless on whether any of it was necessary. I feel like the business of a dentist can never be bad because you can create work for yourself. What are you supposed to say if he tells you that you need to come back to get a cavity filled? You come back. People with full dental benefits couldn’t care less but when you pay for your own visits, you begin to question what hell is actually happening.
I don’t think anyone likes going to the dentist but there are way worse repercussions from not going compared to the minimal amount of money it takes to go. For the past 20 times I’ve gone to the dentist, they tell me the exact same thing, “you don’t floss enough”. I probably floss 4 times a week, they would want 14. My teeth don’t bother me in any regard whatsoever. However, the threat of future problems is another ploy they have in their back pocket. Once they get you in the chair (which is what they should focus on to be successful), they have you by the short hairs. If they gave me a hot dental hygienist, I probably wouldn’t complain, but that hasn’t been the case one time in my entire life. The Jennifer Aniston dentist fantasy definitely exists.