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Old 03-29-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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But I'm sure you would NOT prefer it to having rotten and unsightly teeth! LOL I had two implants before even turning 70; in my mind that sort of stuff belongs to the "over 70" world. Likewise I was placed on a prescription medication before turning 70, at age 61 I believe. I felt like a total freak.

I should be grateful, actually, that things are not worse.
Absolutely, lololol!!!!

I logged on this morning to find out if you are doing alright, ER - wondered about the earthquake and if things had gotten knocked around and hoping you got through it with no physical harm.

Lots of rocking and rolling going on!!!!
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I would rather be outside during one than inside.
O.K. But if one is outside it should be in an open area; outside under power lines is no good and outside next to a building is no good either.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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O.K. But if one is outside it should be in an open area; outside under power lines is no good and outside next to a building is no good either.
You are correct!
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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Went to have my crown placed. It didn't fit properly at the margin (top at gum line).

Had to do the whole process over. Another 2 week wait, lol.

Turns out I had misunderstood the cost. I thought I was paying for 1/2 the cost up front, and 1/2 later. So the actual cost is right at $1100.

I wanted to correct that. This is significantly less than my former dentists in Charlotte. I went to 4 dentists there (over the years) and was not satisfied with any of them. The lowest charge we (hubby and I both) were billed in the past for a crown was $1800. The highest charge was $2600 and from one dentist, who specializes in "cosmetic dentistry," the estimate I received was $2800-3200 per tooth (different charge for incisors than molars).

......'$2800-3200 per tooth "...

WOW !

In November 2010 I had all my teeth pulled ( many were difficult and required cutting being they were chipped or broken ) top of the line dentures, and 5 adjustments and the total package price was $3480.

They fit great and everyone I know compliments on how great they look.

Many posters say you get what you pay for and the most expensive dentists are the best.
I laugh at them and presume a member of their family is a dentist who over charges
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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......'$2800-3200 per tooth "...

WOW !

In November 2010 I had all my teeth pulled ( many were difficult and required cutting being they were chipped or broken ) top of the line dentures, and 5 adjustments and the total package price was $3480.

They fit great and everyone I know compliments on how great they look.

Many posters say you get what you pay for and the most expensive dentists are the best.
I laugh at them and presume a member of their family is a dentist who over charges
I think this is (one big reason) why dentists will do everything in their power to convince people to try this procedure or that procedure or a whatever procedure. "We can save that tooth! At immense pain physically and to your pocketbook!"

If people say tahellwithit and get dentures ... the dentist loses future income.

Re earthquake, even felt the jolt out here. Enough time to get under my table, LOL
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Waterville
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I think this is (one big reason) why dentists will do everything in their power to convince people to try this procedure or that procedure or a whatever procedure. "We can save that tooth! At immense pain physically and to your pocketbook!"

If people say tahellwithit and get dentures ... the dentist loses future income.

Re earthquake, even felt the jolt out here. Enough time to get under my table, LOL

Oh no no no. Dentists and earthquakes. Shudder. My retirement date is actually dependent upon me screwing up the courage to find a dentist and getting work done while I still have coverage. Oy.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Yes we woke to the news today too. It just gets scary when one hears things like not if but when. I hope our SoCal friends are ok though I'm sure they're used to these. I'm curious to know how anyone knows when it's safe to go outside after a hit.
For the most part you just come out once the shaking stops, all the while praying that it was not a foreshock and that there is not a much bigger one coming in the next few minutes, hours, days or weeks. If you've done any training you do a quick review of the basics and figure out if it's time to rotate/change out any perishables in your supplies - water, canned goods, batteries, etc.

Then you just get back to living your day to day life.

"U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said the 5.1 quake has a 5% chance of being a foreshock of an even larger quake.
'There could be even a larger earthquake in the next few hours or the next few days,'Jones said at Caltech."

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Old 03-29-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Between the mudslide in Washington state and the earthquake in California, I am a little peeved that my neighbors are upset because the temperatures this week were 10 degrees below normal.

Sheesh!
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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Funny how we had one just a week or so ago, and now tonight was a longer-lasting one. Fortunately no damage from either one. Last time I didn't even leave my townhouse, as I knew it was small enough that there would be no damage. This time was a little stronger (where I live, mind you, not necessarily the Richter number) so just to be sure I walked the townhouse complex (no damage) and then dropped by the local fire station to see if they needed volunteers, which they didn't, just as I suspected. (I was trained by our local fire department as a CERT (community emergency response team) volunteer and if we have a big one we are supposed to check our own dwelling/immediate surroundings, then report to the headquarters fire station).

I wouldn't imagine the two quakes were related, as the epicenters were about 50 miles apart.
Have you seen the video of the Dodger/Angels game as it happened? Camera picture shaking and Vince Scully not missing a beat announcing what was happening. Priceless if you like Scully.㲡
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Hmmm we are hunkered down watching a tornado come towards us. TV coverage has it coming close as in close. Not a monster butvstill
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