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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are my dentists being honest when they say i need treatment to prevent gingivitis and pre-periodontal disease?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Why............: Do you doubt your dentists? Preventing periodontal disease saves you from requiring more costly dental treatment. If they were dishonest, they would want you to neglect your teeth so that they could perform more costly treatment later on. Studies have shown that dentists are considered to be one, of if not the most respected and trusted groups of people.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
FYI: Dentist have moved into the number five spot for ranking professions based on their honesty and ethical standards according to the latest Gallup poll. The Gallup Top Ten in order were: Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Engineers, Dentists, Police Officers, College Teachers, Clergy, Psychiatrists, and Chiropractors. Call your dentist today for prevention and prophylaxis appointment.
Last updated Aug 19, 2014


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