W.H.O. Got Me Saying W.T.F.
“Alexa, Brush my Teeth…”
The new pairing will hit the market at $299.99 and be sold exclusively via Amazon (of course). Further the Oral-B toothbrush will come with the new Alexa Smart Charger Base that won’t only analyze your brushing skills, but can play music, tell you the news, and allow you to place orders. All from the comfort of your…bathroom. Our credit cards and Prime accounts seriously aren’t safe anywhere. *Alexa, play ‘My Shiny Teeth and Me’.*
UNTOLD STORIES OF BOB & JEAN
Real patients, real stories, fake names.
Bob showed up to his afternoon appointment 30 minutes early this time. Great guy. I did my usual small-talk and proceeded to escort him to the chair. As he fumbled into the operatory and took off his backpack, something dropped and I heard a crack as it hit the floor. Now I’m no expert in illicit substances, but I did watch Breaking Bad — twice. Either that was an awfully small and eccentric looking fishbowl or a crack pipe that just broke into two. The moment was silent. Bob’s eyes rose and met mine. Without missing a step, Bob composed a sly smile, returned the broken pieces to his backpack and with a dismissing chuckle said “Bad habits die hard.” I hope that denture is working well, Bob.
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WAX TRY-IN NIGHTMARES
Do NOT let a patient put in their own prosthesis during a wax try-in. Why? Well, say your friend happened to trust a patient when they snatched the prosthesis from their hand and said “Let me just put it in, I know how to do it better”, and let’s pretend they put it in perfectly without moving any of the teeth (they definitely moved the teeth). The next thing they could do (and will do) is chomp down on the setup so they can check out their new smile. If the denture wasn’t trashed by them shoving it in, the sheer force of their bite will be enough to crush any wax and launch those teeth your poor friend just spent their entire weekend setting in perfect alignment. Worst case, they break the prosthesis in half. This can especially happen with a lower try-in since they’ll generally have less material supporting the prosthesis. I hope your friend didn’t plan on going home early.
A lab tech said a dentist called him asking, “How long after I cement the crown does it take for it to change from purple to tooth colored?!” Sorry to burst your bubble, E.max crowns don’t have mood changing magic. Someone didn’t read the instructions. Make sure to always put those suckers in the Easy-Bake-Oven to cook for a solid 15-20mins before you attempt inserting and cementing them. You can thank us later.
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