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How long since you last saw a dentist?

letsconnect

letsconnect

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I spotted this poll on a foreign-language dental phobia message board and it proved exceedingly popular... Vote now!
 
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lm_scared

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Jun 4, 2006
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16 year was my longest then its been 2 and 3 yrs.
 
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kitty

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May 30, 2006
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I would say we are doing pretty darn good for a bunch of dental phobics! :cheers:
 
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happydancyfeet

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Untill last year, I had not been to a dentist in 22 years :scared: I had 4 teeth removed and didnt go back to have a few fillings done..............oh to turn the clock back!!!
 
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Andria

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Jun 29, 2006
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My last visit was last week, but up until then every dreaded six months except from when i was 18 - 21 because i didn't have an NHS dentist so i didn't go at all.

At 21 i found a brilliant dentist who took me on privately and now i go every six months.
 
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Dana

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Jan 25, 2006
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When I found my current dentist, I was delighted I promised myself to go there every six months. well.. you see.. It's been more then eight months now. But that's not too bad!:)
 
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Jack

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Oct 25, 2006
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Maybe a better question would be ,  How long since you had dental *work* done.
I've been in two chairs in forty years but haven't gotten past the panic and run, yet.

Yesterday I took gas and numbing gell and really tried, but there was no way in the world I could stay.

It's good to know there are others, but it does nothing to change MY reality.
 
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Murdoc

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Jul 5, 2006
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i havent ben in 8 years to a dentist but i when to a higentist 2 years a go and i dont have anyhting wrong. but im nuts when i clean my teeth (liveing in fear).when i was a kid my dentist would drill my teeth ever chane he got :scared:
(he wanted money)
dentist feake me out .even the higntist scard me to death.i just lay there telling my self behave if she hurts me and i beging beging her to stop and she wont then i will bite her realy hard and she wont do that agen...(and yes i have had to do that befor because they wouldnet stop)
meditaton works realy well for me .but mostly im good at makeing myself behave. like one time i cut my had open on a fence and i dident want my mom to see so i hid it over a big jacket and even tho it burned uncontroalbly i talked normal like nothing was wrong.i can hide thing very well
 
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Lacey

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Jan 13, 2007
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I havent been to a dentist in 36yrs. I have had an awful lot of pain and my life has been hell. :cry:
 
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StephenDunn

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May 10, 2007
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well i last went to a dentist 3 years ago to have a wisdom tooth pulled but before that i had another dentist i disliked him he was always growling at how bad my teeth were etc not like i dont know that already dont ned to put me down anymore but i found a real nice female dentist now and good looking to boot so i aint gonna miss anymore haha
 
scaredstiff

scaredstiff

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May 20, 2007
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It's good to know I'm not the only one who hasn't been to the dentist in more than 30 years. We are in the minority and I keep telling myself at my age now I should be more sensible and know better. Having made the first appointment for checkup - looming up very close now, I think my shame at state of neglected teeth is slightly overtaking fear of dentist. :D
 
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roseyrose

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Dec 8, 2006
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hahaha harper, i beat you by one year lol 23 years since i was there, that was until yesterday.............
 
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Issy

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May 4, 2007
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Location
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I haven't been for almost 9 years. And don't think i'll be going anytime soon  :shame:

Still trying to write that email  :shame:   :hidesbehindsofa:

Last went age 13
 
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Sam36435

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Jun 17, 2007
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i votes 1 year. I can`t believe that they are people who votes 31+
 
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Kajikit

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Jan 3, 2007
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I think the longest I've ever gone between dentist visits is four years... and I'm coming up on that again now! I know I really need to go but I have to try to find a new dentist (I moved to another country) and I'm petrified :(
 
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