Sunday, August 2, 2009

Is it normal for a dentist to push sales on you?

My dentist stopped while glue was setting and tried to interest my in jewelry a watch for my wife all of them embedded or crusted with bleached human teeth instead of pearl or diamond, it was really strange and they looked cheap not even real gold.

Is it normal for a dentist to push sales on you?
That is the weirdest thing I ever heard of; but all the dentist I've ever known are a little touched in the head, anyway. I should know; I'm related to a dentist and know a lot of dentists. They are very strange people.
Reply:Switch dentists
Reply:I had a dentist try to do a hard sell scheduling me for an appt to come back and do more optional work while I was doped up on pain killers.

Never heard of such a dentist before. I 'd not go back.
Reply:probably was the end of the month and he needed extra money for the strip club

my friend is a chiropractitor and he is selling candies to do that
Reply:All dentists are salesmen.They try to see how much money you have, then try to push services based on how much they feel you are willing to pay. Be focused.If you are in for a cleaning, tell them that's all you are prepared to pay for at this time and that should shut them up.
Reply:While it is normal for a dentist to try to sell you other procedures (some needed, some not needed), you have a right to put up a red flag with a dentist trying to sell you jewelry (especially jewelry made with teeth??). I would find a different dentist, and notify the medical board of his practices. This is something they need to be aware of. Good luck.
Reply:I think you should report him to eBay. They have a rule against selling human body parts, including teeth.
Reply:they get nutty from sniffing that nitrous gas!!!thats why they are silly and strange?
Reply:yes, this is absolutely normal. if you have anything you need to sell, you might want to have him try to sell it to other patients. you might want to go into business with him.
Reply:We must go to the same dentist, my dentist tried selling me a bracelet made from Camobidan babie's fingers. Very odd.
Reply:That's really weird! Someone in my family is a dentist and he never does anything like that. If I were you I would switch dentists.
Reply:switch dentists. a dentist is not authorized to sell anything else than stuff that goes in your mouth.

and thats nasty jewelry with teeth. i bet he wants you to get cavities from those teeth so he has more money
Reply:you could call the dental association and report it.

I am not sure if this falls under ethics but that is not what he should be doing as a reputable dentist.

Not even mentioning the fact they are made out of teeth?

exactly who's teeth? ugh
Reply:depend in witch country it was but it's not normal

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Every episode of "Seinfeld" contains at least one Superman.

There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.

The turkey was wrongly named after what was thought to be it's country of origin.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

When opossums are playing dead, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

Did you know that...?
No..but very cool
Reply:No, but did you know toasters are really robots, here to take over the world?
Reply:no i didnt except for the cockroach one thats the only one ive heard before
Reply:Some of it.
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About the cereal fact, I guarantee you that I consume much more than that if we're talking about breakfast cereals!
Reply:You couldn't walk straight if you lose your big toe.

You can't commit suicide by holding your breath.
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I learned:

1. If you're on a diet don't lick stamps

2. Keep the short people away from hippos
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LOL... no but thanks for informing :]
Reply:I knew a couple of those, but thats pretty cool.

Did you know... Half the world's population have seen at least one James Bond movie. LOL

Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading this.
Reply:No, but very interesting
Reply:he Electric Chair was not invented by a Dentist. It was invented by Thomas Edison but he sold the patent to a Dentist so the Dentist could start a company that made electric chairs.

The Dentist made the first electric chairs with a wooden foot rest so the first people killed in it were literally cooked to death. The Dentist didn't know that the chair had to be grounded so the current would pass through the body and kill the person through electrocution.

Saudi Arabia does have rivers, they just dry up during the dry season.

No one thought turkeys came from turkey. Turkey's are indigenous to North America. It was given the name Turkey because it resembled the Guinea Fowl of Africa, not Turkey. Another name for the male Guinea Fowl was the Turkeycock. The male of the Guinea Fowl and the male North American Turkey made the same mating display with their tails. Hence the choice of the name for the new bird.

Human teeth are not as hard as rocks, granite is far more harder.

All the words that have no vowels actually do have vowels. The letter "y" is both a vowel and a consonant.
Reply:Most interesting items, all i knew was about the cockroaches, they actually starve to death.

Now all I have to do is find a way to apply all of this to my life and I'll be set.
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Americans consume about 100 acres of pizza a day.

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The only part of the human anatomy that has no blood supply is the cornea

The bird that lays the largest egg in relation to its own size is the kiwi.

If all the gold in the world was dived up every one would recieve 3grams.

The human skeleton weighs appx 13 kilos.

When a mouse is first born its skin is transperant and you can see milk flowing as it drinks.

In a life time the average human can fill an olympic swimming pool with their saliva.

You Will swallow 400 bugs and 2 spiders when your asleep in your life time.

The first police car was used in 1899 in England.

The first recorded car thieft was in 1896 in Paris.

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Every year 5000 people injure them selves shooting pool.

A hippo can outrun a human.

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Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the bible and cats arnt metioned once,

If you counted 100 stars a minute you can count the entire galaxy in 2000 years.

Every day 1 acre of trees breduce enough oxygen for 18 people.

About 8% of your total weight is blood.

The average car has 15,000 parts.

Metal shrinks when its cold, thats why the eiffel tower is 6inches shorter in winter.

1 million seconds = 13.5 days

Sand melts at 3,100*f

Kangaroos cant walk they only jump.

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Does woodpecker's beak wear out over time?

If human teeth, or even shark even worn out over time from grinder relatively soft food, how about woodpecker's beak? The constant pecking into wood, I guess, should at least have some effect to cause it to wear out. Is that the case?

If so, to what extend?

Does woodpecker's beak wear out over time?
Unlike teeth, the beak is a living growing structure that (within limits) repairs itself. The inside is growing and the outside is tough, more like hooves and bones than teeth.

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School project for a 3rd grader?

my 3rd grader has a school project due monday and we need help. he bought his paper home today with the requirements for the project. he has to make a model, poster, etc showing how atoms come together to form the earth and the link between the atoms making up earth and the atoms that form our human teeth! This makes no sense to me! I feel stupid because this is a 3rd grade project and i'm an adult! what do i do?

School project for a 3rd grader?
OK... atoms are the building blocks of all stuff. atoms are the periodic table ... think hydrogen,oxygen, lead, nickel etc...

now those get combined to make a compound... say H2O which is two Hydrogens combined with one Oxygen to make water... and CO2 which is one carbon and 2 Oxygens to make Carbon dioxide

water and CO2 are in the earth/soil but so are many many other compounds...

you could keep it simple... do you have a Lego set???

if so each tiny block is an atom... combine a few of those say 2 red and 1 white to represent water... make several and make sure they look the same... now make CO2 with 2 white and one blue...

OK how is that similar to atoms in teeth... well what compounds are in teeth??? Teeth are made of very complex compounds and these compounds are huge ( think all your lego blocks in one big massive building)... I don't think you could actually make tooth compounds with Lego's... but you can just explain that you could make it if you have a lego block to represent each element form the periodic chart you could put them in certain combinations to represent the things that make up a tooth...

this is a really big project for a third grade student...
Reply:That's a 9th grade project.

Is your son in some sort of gifted program? and will help you greatly.
Reply:Maybe will help. That's tough! GL!
Reply:Atoms do not form human teeth. Have you investigated that this school is a positive role model for your child? It shouldn't make sense and you should go to the school and tell them you refuse to allow your 3rd grader to be taught such rubbish! THIRD grade? gosh.
Reply:One wonderful why to asisst your

child and you both learn the project.

Go to the library and do some research

on the Atoms. This is a terrific way

to find how some students even at

this level learn. A drawing is even

going to assist him. Can he get

assistance from one of his

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Has anyone else read this?

This was on the Yahoo! home page.

More young people go the vegetarian route:

I think the most interesting part of the article was this:

About 3% of adults are vegetarians, says Reed Mangels, nutrition adviser for the Vegetarian Research Group, in Baltimore. But she says as many as 10% of adults consider themselves vegetarians, even though they may eat fish or chicken occasionally.

This basically means the majority of people claiming to be vegetarians... aren't (a 70-30 split by these figures).

... and...

Kaayla Daniel [...] says, "I do think children will grow better on a high-quality omnivorous diet." The mother of two meat-eating children says human teeth and digestive systems prove we were designed to eat both animal and vegetable foods.

Kind of seems like one big backhanded complement to me.

Your thoughts?

Has anyone else read this?
The definition of "vegetarian" means exclusion of all animal flesh (no fish, poultry, shellfish, etc.) according to Vegetarian Times, the Vegetarian Resource Group, and the American Dietetic Association. I don't understand why so many people insist on calling themselves vegetarian when they aren't. I'm happy that the article acknowledged that.
Reply:thought it was a little biased toward the anti-veggie side.. but It was an okay article I guess.

Yeah.. there needs to be a major campaign to clarify (NOT CHANGE) the definition of "vegetarian" and "meat" so that people will stop thinking that fish is NOT meat or that vegetarians can eat fish..

THere's a definition for vegetarian!! Been there over 100 years. I personally don't want to see it gradually changed so more people can join in the "Fad" without really committing to eating meat-free..
Reply:I used to be a vegetarian, so I'm totally sympathetic, but my opinion now is that if we were meant to be herbivores rather than omnivores, everyone would be vegetarian. Also, you can blame the whole people calling themselves vegs when they are not on the animal rights industry. They distribute pamphlets saying there are levels to vegetarianism. For example, a person who eats eggs, dairy and fish is "lacto ovo" vegetarian. It's weird, but just a different way of looking at it than you.
Reply:I was just reading the article too.

Shelly----it's interesting to read your words. It is exactly the same thing I was saying regarding the vegans and all of you said I was wrong. "I personally don't want to see it gradually changed so more people can join in the "Fad""------Exactly my point on vegans but I was too late. I hope you aren't.

Thankfully, the article also brings health risks into focus:

"Kaayla Daniel, a clinical nutritionist in Albuquerque and author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food,"

Non-fermented soy has it's benefits, but dangers as well. Maybe when folks start hearing it from clinical nutritionists, doctors and scientists instead of little ol' me, they'll start to acknowledge the facts.
Reply:I'm trying to join the vegitatrian scean. And I think we should be able to choose whats best for us and our bodies, so I'll sneak in some bacon. ;)

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my grandmother found a fossil today that had what appear to be human teeth. we live in south texas and i was wondering where could we take something like this to find out what it was or something??

Try the Geology Dept of any university or college near you. Take pictures and you can email them to the school.
Reply:Try contacting the science department of your local university. Or why not repost this question with a link to a picture of this "fossil"?
Reply:take it to a museum or an archeologist's lobby. But there are a lot of animal teeth that look like a human's like the weasel's canines or a dog's maulers. you should make sure before claiming.
Reply:most university could help or recomend what to do
Reply:you could simply take it to a biopsy place where they find out who that was and whats there name and stuff there's you're answer
Reply:Hello,Was it in a rock formation or lying loose below the ground. Never the less take it to your local museum.


Dentist tried to sell me Jewelry and snacks during visit?

My dentist, while glue was setting and tried to interest me in jewelry and a watch for my wife, all of them embedded or crusted with bleached pearly human teeth (instead of real pearl or diamonds), it felt really strange and they looked cheap not even real gold. He also tried to sell baby toys, a mobile which obviously not safe for kids, etc. and then candy and sodas at a price much more expensive than CostCo but obviously from Costco. Just wondering what you think.

Dentist tried to sell me Jewelry and snacks during visit?
why dont yu get him to make yu a watch with yur teeth and "take a bite out of time"?----must be a hell of a rent bracket building he is in? he isnt from Mumbai?is he?
Reply:I'd be switching dentists!
Reply:don't take it!
Reply:No way!! I can't believe it! What a greedy little so and so! You wanna make sure he's not just drilling your teeth for money!

I think I would have thrown up if he'd have shown me watches with teeth in...YUK!

I think I'd have to report him.
Reply:thats pretty freaky..

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Reply:That is totally unprofessional. I would report it to the ADA and find another dentist. Could he need money for a drug habit? Very strange.
Reply:This is the strangest thing I've heard today. Not even Google has much on human teeth jewelry. I think you should go back and take pics for us.
Reply:That is really bizarre. Are you sure you were seeing a real dentist? He wasn't running his office out of his garage was he?
Reply:Yea that is tacky.

But I would call your regulating body of Dentists in your country to at least tell them because of the teeth jewelery.

They can decide what to do--meanwhile find a new dentist!
Reply:he's broke....
Reply:that's disgusting! what country are you in? report him. i can just imagine what he does when he puts someone under to do some dental work!!!
Reply:report him to the dental board in your state this is not ethical at all
Reply:Sounds interesting - can you provide his location??
Reply:This is the weirdest thing I have ever heard.

But I would be nervous too, switch dentist

and alert the American Dental Association.

Let them know and I am sure that they would

appreciate the tip.
Reply:LOL! i have never heard that before. go to another dentist. i recommend a biologic dentist.

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