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Old 10-17-2020, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
90% of dentistry isnt healthcare, its cosmetics.

you can do without a few teeth. Yes things can move.....slowly. if your 60, does it really matter? No. If your 20...sure.

Implants.....way overpriced. Go to mexico, Cabo and get them. Dental tourism is big. Know ex meth user.....$70k estimate for implants in US.....$30K in mexico.

Root canals......unhealthy. Period. Leaving dead tooth in not good. Your better off without that tooth. Read how root canals harbor bacteria....that affect whole body health. Especially cardiac . Implant better option if you want tooth there.

Dental health, just like whole body health, isnt related to just your mouth. Its mostly diet, overall health, blood chemistry.

The problems with wisdom teeth not fitting into our jaws....is dietary. Well known. Instead of fixing that.....we just pull them. Cavities......are dietary.

One of the things native americans were known for, was PERFECT teeth. No cavities. They had no incidence of carciac, diabetes, european ailments either. The plains indians were also among the tallest people to ever walk earth. The avg Osage man was almost 7ft.

Once introduced to white mans diet, refined flours and sugar, they developed the same afflictions.

Its all diet. Or at least mostly diet. Smoking and drugs, same very negative effects on body....and mouth.
Problems with wisdom teeth dietary? What food caused two of mine to grow forward instead of up?
Old 10-17-2020, 07:32 PM
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I would have thought competition would keep these prices inline, but it seems to be getting worse.
Old 10-17-2020, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyStark View Post
I would have thought competition would keep these prices inline, but it seems to be getting worse.
out here in California, the states plan has been to flood the market with foreign trained dentists.
China, Russia, El Salvador, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, etc
These "trained dentists" then go to one of the 5 dental schools in the state and enroll in a foreign trained accredited program for 2 years. They pay a ton of money but are able to practice dentistry in California.
The state says these FTD's are necessary to be able to provide "access to care " for underserved community's (read illegals) but none of the FTD want to go into the hood to practice. They want to practice and live in the nice areas.

I believe the State of Kalifornia in reality, wants to drive down the cost of dentistry to make it more affordable (increasing access to care)

Old 10-18-2020, 05:56 AM
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Fowl, here's the answer.
Then take the money you saved and go fishing.


Old 10-18-2020, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by westbootie View Post
out here in California, the states plan has been to flood the market with foreign trained dentists.
...I believe the State of Kalifornia in reality, wants to drive down the cost of dentistry to make it more affordable (increasing access to care)
Don't get me started on Kali... I was bi-coastal for many years.

They always have good intentions and fail miserably on execution.
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
Fowl, here's the answer.
Then take the money you saved and go fishing.

That scene was always tough to watch

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