So I went to the dentist after 6 years, I floss every day and brush twice a day. The hygienist said I had very clean teeth and my gums were very healthy, she cleaned my teeth for like 10 mins, all the while saying it would be the easiest cleaning all day...no bleeding, no pain, nothing. Then they do 17 xrays!! and the dentist finds like 10 cavities between teeth.....while looking at the xray...and I can't see what they are talking about. I have zero sensitivity... and then they schedule the work to be done three months from now...so I guess not so urgent...Is it worth getting a second opinion? I have dental insurance, but I would still end paying like $300...and I don't want unnecessary fillings because they require maintenance, like fillings don't last forever. Up to this point I've had two cavities in 30 years...but have never had more than two xrays taken of the sides of mouth at the dentist.
I did ask for extra high fluoride toothpaste (RX), in case whatever they are seeing are shallow cavities, and the cavities will fill in over time...?
This office is very fancy looking inside...which of course makes me skeptical.