This is probably the most common response I get after I use the Intra-Oral camera and show the patients the state of their oral cavity on 36″ Plasma TV.
First of all I can tell you that over 90% of the patients have never seen there teeth at any level.
That is a very alarming stat considering that I believe that show-and-tell is very important in building relationships your doctor.
Look if you don’t know the name of your dentist it’s time to re-evaluate. I will touch on this topic more in future blogs.
Let’s go back to the question “why does your teeth not hurt”.
After I show patients their teeth the common statement is always “wow doc I didn’t know it was that bad in there”, “I am shocked”, ” are those dark marks on my teeth cavities” and so on.
This is a huge topic and in the next blog I will start to explain why this is happening.
From failures of our profession to educate to lack of proper understanding of how to take proper care of ones oral cavity.