Recently my father in law had a very bad toothache that he was taking painkillers for. As I watched him sit in pain, ibuprofen barely taking the edge off, I suggested that he see our family dentist. He scoffed and said that there was nothing a dentist could do for him that a good teeth brushing and swishing with mouthwash couldn’t do. I tried to convince him otherwise but to no avail. Not surprisingly, his teeth are in very bad shape.
There are many people who feel this way about general dentistry. Oral services seem to have become optional in peoples benefits packages. Maybe it is because we are now required to have health insurance and they don’t want anymore money taken out of their paycheck, but a lot Continue reading