Mithing a Tooth


We love coming to Roswell NM. Yes we have also visited the Georgia version of Alien City minus the little green men of course! We managed to get a copy of their Sunday paper before heading home to prepare for the bustle of the new school year.

Was not too surprised to see same high pressure sales tactics used by Dentists in the large cities present in a small town. DDS  and MSPH Dr Tim Price paid for an advertisement in the Roswell Daily Record that features an attractive young blond women with a striking “almost full toothed” smile. She appears to be missing a left maxillary lateral incisor, but I wager subscribers to the newspaper are viewing a photo shopped effort.

MSPH stands for a Master of Science in Public Health. So I guess the doctor is trying to improve the mental health of patients who are so self-conscious of the dark void the missing tooth gap creates, they will miss school and hang around the house all day.

The creator of the advertisement was trying to be funny at customer’s expense by using the phrase “MITHING A Tooth”. The missing tooth induces a stutter so we now have a dentist who will help cure your speech impediment too! How could one partially defanged  pass up a trip to this guy’s practice? We seem to have some proof there is not much money in General Dentistry in south eastern New Mexico.

Hard sale exploiting human vanity
Hard sale exploiting human vanity

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  1. Do I detect a tone of sarcasm in this article? Cosmetic Dentistry is more of a money maker than cleaning, restoration, fillings etc.

    From tiny changes to major repairs, a cosmetic dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve the smile you want the world to see. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close gaps or spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Among the various procedures are bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring.

    These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite or grinding.

    I agree we thrust of your article that people without good smiles are somehow inferior and better go see Price. So he financially benefits from making them feel bad about their grin. You would probably do same thing if you were a cosmetic dentist, so don’t be so quick to judge.

    1. Teeth Bleacher, I mean dentist dr Artur Sarkisyan puts almost a half page advertisement in RDR offering free teeth bleaching service he claims would cost patients $300. His meet and greet promises hotdogs(high nutrition) and soft drinks(great on your enamel and smile) Any dental ad should promote general oral health versus bleaching off stains that could have been avoided with brushing and flossing.

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