Originally Posted by sandy60
I have both Biotene's, the regular and the PBF. Neither has fluoride but the PBF tastes weird. I like the regular better BUT the taste isn't a factor if the PBF does a better job. I like the idea of the xylitol preventing cavities.
I think this whole thing is a hoot (THAT I AM EVEN ABLE TO DISCUSS DENTAL MATTER ON A DENTAL MESSAGE BOARD)
You have no idea how my mind has been ruled by my teeth. It's the one nemesis I could never over-come (until I found my phobia dentist), and even THEN, even after I had 3 cleanings, I got too afraid (fear rules the mind), and only because my back tooth was killing me and I found myself walking the streets on July 3rd, trying to find a dentist to pull that tooth...and they were all closed for the holiday, well I KNEW I HAD TO DO SOMETHING.
So I phoned my phobia guy and his sister is his receptionist and I explained and I made the appointment.
And when I got this new toothbrush, and the water pik, and began looking in my magnifying mirror, WELL, NOW IT'S ALL ABOUT SAVING MY TEETH and my smile.
Never even thought I had a shot. But hey, if I could lose over 100 lbs, change my eating lifestyle, get my diabetes under control well, if I can do THAT!!!! I can do ANYTHING.
So now I find myself at my friend's house last night talking about my past dental experiences and I said out loud: "you know, this is amazing, I would have never been able to even talk about teeth and dental procedures, and now look at me, I'm sitting on your porch and we are talking about teeth.
My phobia dentist has all these booklets and brochures about dental fear and on one page it describes HOW REALLY PHOBIC a person can be.
One man melts wax and conforms it to his rotted teeth so he can eat food.
Very sad. I read many of the stories. These people were not born afraid. They had such bad dental experiences that they became phobic.
I'm on a mission to save the world from Dental Phobia and Anxiety.