Okay, I feel compelled to write a blog about my latest visit to the dentist.
Recently I managed to get signed on with a new dentist, after years of unsuccessful attempts at registering with one! I had been without a dentist for roughly 10 years, and had only a few emergency visits during that time.
Sat in the waiting room before my first visit I was naturally anxious. The dentist man was very pleasant and made me feel relaxed, he had a good vibe about him. He had a look, did a couple of X-rays (unfortunate, but had to be done!), then started work!
I had a good scrape, clean up and polish job, then came the curious part. He said I had a tiny bit of decay and recommended a filling, then he told me to sit back and I was a bit confused as to what was going to happen next, so I asked...
"Are you going to do it now??"
"Yes!" he replied
"Is it the mercury filling or the white stuff?"
"Is that the mercury one?"
"Yes, but the dangers of the amalgam fillings have been highly exagerated"
I realised at that point he was actually going to go ahead and do it, without asking me first, AND to make it worse he was going to do it with something I have been against for years! It would have just happened without my consent if I hadn't have questioned him as to what was going on. I would have had it done and not really known. Is this the sort of training these people have? They make assumptions that we will agree with everything that they are doing?
I then asked what the other options were. He told me the white fillings cost an extra £46. He showed me the x-ray and told me the tiny bit of pre-decay would take years to actually affect me. I felt I didn't even need the filling right now and would go home to do some research as I'd read recently about certian nutrition that can actually reverse decay.
He also added that I had unusually healthy teeth and gums, and whatever i'm doing, carry on, because its working! I told him I had been brushing with a NON-FLUORIDE toothpaste for the last 10 years. He concluded it was probably down to good genetics and nothing to do with the toothpaste. He informed me that he was for Fluoride and needed to brush with it everyday as his teeth were prone to decay. He added that he was envious of my teeth's resistance! (anyone see a pattern here?)
One last word of warning he gave me was to NOT drink too many fresh juices as these will decay my teeth quickly! This surprised me as I am an advocate of juicing and drink tons of it everyday! I did almost laugh, and thought Jason Vale (the juicemaster) would have a field day, but I heard him out! But How come my teeth are so healthy Mr Dentist Man? Is it because I actually know the truth about health and you actually spout bullshit, that you have been taught, to your patients?
Never trust "health professionals" to always have your best interests at heart, always ask questions and above all, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!
Kroaky - Poo! :P