I went to my dentist, Dr. Lee, for my last checkup before heading to London. I made it clear that I was going to be moving and was a little concerned about keeping my teeth in tip-tip shape while gone.
Their advice? Don't let the UK dentist touch me! Dr. Lee told me he has several clients who expressly come back to Seattle once a year for checkups and cleanings. Why? Well, apparently, cleanings aren't a common occurance, and checkups-if there is something wrong-frequently result in extractions.
Yikes. I will be certain to keep away from the dentists while in London! :)