I have been around a few years, 46, and since I stopped going to the family dentist many years ago, (I moved away and then he retired), I have been looking for a new one. I have been to many dentists and except when I lived in The Netherlands where they have public medicine, every dentist has told me I needed a lot of work. Work that I never really thought I needed but since they were the professionals and knew more than I did, I let them do the work. It was never a lot and but there was always something. I started to believe that this just happens as your get older even though through all my years I have made sure to have my twice yearly checkups.
Now to the point, In the three or more years I have been going to see Dr. Paddock I have never needed any work done. My teeth are as good as they have ever been but I have saved a lot of money. Now, it could be a coincidence that I haven't needed any work, but for a long time I have been wondering that with all the competition in the field of dentistry and all those student loan bills, that maybe the others we selling me something I didn't really need. I'm starting to think they were.
Even my 17 year old son has been referred to an orthodontist many times even though his teeth are great. Just like mine. He doesn't have movie start teeth (hey movie stars don't have movie star teeth until they pay for them) but his are nice. In all the time we have been seeing Dr. Paddock, he was never referred him to the ortho. Have you ever wondered why so many more kids need braces now days? It's the money! I bet dentist get paid for their referrals too.
Anyway, I love Dr. Paddock. I will never switch again. He is there to care for your teeth not to get rich. Hey, I imagine he does pretty well anyway. He simply seems like a doctor that’s there to help you, not just to help himself. Isn't that refreshing?