I’m frustrated. When I signed up with my new dentist it was with a free teeth whitening for life offer. All new patients received it. The only caveat was that you had to keep up with your cleanings and they’d provide tubes of teeth whitening gel. I’d done it once, had two cleanings and then was shipped out. When I returned from my tour of duty I went back to the dentist again in a little over a month from my return. When I asked about the gel, they told me I was disqualified because I’d missed a cleaning. Really? I was protecting our country. It wasn’t as if I could just take a few days off and fly back to the states. Can they really do that?
It is remarkably unfair of them to do this and a horrible way to repay you for your service to the country. There is a reason they require cleanings. Without clean teeth, your teeth whitening results will be splotchy, not to mention how important it is to just keep your teeth cared for. However, common sense should tell them there are exceptions, especially since you came in for a cleaning as soon as possible for you.
In your place, I would start by talking to the dentist. It could be he doesn’t know anything about what the office told you. It could also be the person who said you were disqualified didn’t realize they had the authority to make an exception and felt bound by the rule.
Hopefully, the dentist will have common sense and retract your disqualification. If they don’t, I have another suggestion. Let them know if they are unwilling to demonstrate compassion and common sense then you are happy to let future customers, especially military personnel know what type of treatment they can expect from their office.
I’m certain this isn’t the type of publicity they will be looking to earn for their business.
If you ever decide you want don’t want to have to retouch up whitened teeth all the time and want to make other cosmetic changes to your teeth as well, look into porcelain veneers.
These are used in total smile makeovers and is the go-to for celebrities. They can change anything you want about your smile including the shape, size, and color. When well cared for, the changes will last for many years. The only real catch is to have it done will, with artistry and skill, you’ll want to see an expert cosmetic dentist. Look for one who is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country and its people.
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