How to encourage my BF to go to the dentist?
June 23, 2010 11:42 AM Subscribe
How can I encourage my BF to go to the dentist without pissing him off? Anonymous because he's a lurker/aspiring MeFite.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (28 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend is afraid to go to the dentist. He hasn't gone for years. I want him to go for his health and because his breath is kind of, well, rank even after he brushes. I've read other AskMe's with advice for how to make the dentist less anxiety provoking, but no specific info about coping when someone you care about just plain won't go.
He is employed and has insurance. He's freaked out even by "sedation dentistry" and he says the more I ask him to go the less he wants to. Do I just deal with this? It's not a deal breaker by any means... I'm just a go-to-the-dentist-every-6 mos type and I am worried the longer he waits to go the worse his dental work will be.