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Old 10-17-2016, 05:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by John K. View Post
There must be a good reason for discussing our dental care on an RV site, but maybe someone can tell me what it is...?
You'll notice that this is under Campfire Chat. So while not directly related to RVing, it is a place for members to post about various things and chat.. Gives the pulse of the community as it were... And sometimes makes for some very interesting and funny posts... And it makes all of us more of a community....

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Old 10-17-2016, 06:14 PM   #12
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I have to answer no, bit I go about every 3 months. Insurance pays for every 6 months. Bad oral care, can lead to serious health issues. I have not had a new filling since I started going often. Love the way my teeth feel afterwords.

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Old 10-18-2016, 04:35 AM   #13
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My insurance covers dental routine visits every 6 months. Me and my family have never missed a visit since 1961. I think it is a good investment.
I have never had dental insurance so I just suck it up and pay or it, but twice a year is my routine since college. I'm now 69 and still have all of my own teeth and zero root canals. A few crowns, but all else is good.

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Old 10-18-2016, 07:06 AM   #14
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I have the "pleasure" [/sarcasm] to go every 4 months, alternating between the Dentist and Orthodontist. At least insurance (minus deductible) covers all the visits.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:15 AM   #15
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I go every 3 months for a cleaning. It's covered by insurance.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:26 AM   #16
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I don't have dental insurance, but I still go every 6 months now. I went a LONG time without going at all. Then DW finally made me go, and I had gum disease.

It used to hurt so bad going to the dentist, but now that I've been treated, it's not bad at all. I get a deep cleaning twice a year (down from 4x per year) and I almost fall asleep in the chair every time now. Doesn't hurt at all. My hygienist is super impressed with how my teeth and gums have healed. I still hate getting fillings, but that's pretty rare now.

It is important to take care of your teeth, your oral health affects much of the rest of your body. And as far as discussing it on an RV forum, I'm often curious how full-timers deal with things like this. For me it's easy, my dentist is right down the street, and I know him personally. For full-timers, I would think even that simple stuff would become much more complicated.

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Old 10-18-2016, 01:57 PM   #17
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My company benefit plan pays 80%, so I go every six months. It's much better now that I found a dentist who I like and it doesn't hurt -- not like my old dentist who caused more damage than he fixed, it seems. Plus, it helps that the dental hygienists there are pretty.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:21 PM   #18
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I go every 3 months for a cleaning. It's covered by insurance.
Wow! That's great. It's very unusual for insurance to pay for more than once every 6 months.

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