My dental hygienist is HOT

I’ve been going to the same dentist for years. This year he got a new hygienist. I am really attracted to her. Like distractingly attractive. Is it appropriate to ask her out?

Bran E. – Michigan


There isn’t anything inappropriate about asking her out. It’s likely  your hygienist will be flattered . Just bear in mind that she is a professional. Don’t make her job uncomfortable for her if she declines.

Whether she says yes or no, you know that you will at least enjoy your dental appoitments. There doesn’t seem to be a downside here unless she turns you down and you don’t handle that well. Years ago, we had a dental hygienist in our office, and one of her patients asked her out. They hit it off together and she ended up marrying him. So you never know.

Don’t become the creepy stalker dental patient.

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Smoking after dental implants

I want to get dental implants, but my dentist made me quit smoking first. It has been hard. I’m wondering if I can start smoking again after I get the implants?

Dan. – no lectures please.


Ideally, you’d want to stay smoke free. I no it is hard, but it honestly the best chance for a successful dental implant procedure. Even when all circumstances are perfect and your dentist is highly skilled there is a chance of dental implant failure.

When you smoke, it reduces the blood flow in your gums. That significantly increases the chances of a problem with your implants.

It’s your body and your call, of course. But, if you’re going to spend that amount of money to get the highest quality tooth replacement, you’ll want to give it the best chance possible.

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