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Teeth thinking fast and slow

” A battery and a ball cost U$1,10 . If the bat. costs U$1 dollar more than the ball , how much costs the ball???? ”

Hum……………………………………………………………………………..U$0,10???

yupiiii !!! probably thats what came to your mind ! Am I right???

Yes ! Usually that is what comes to our minds !

But no … The bat costs U$ 0,05. If it costs 0.10 the bat and the ball will cost U$1,20

According to Daniel Kahneman,  the author of the book thinking fast and slow( its a must read !) ,  usually when you think very fast , you think according to your intuition , and that many times is apelative and wrong.

When I saw this , I said to my self: THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY HEAR THE WORD DENTIST !

It is intuitive and fast : dentist  =’s bad! pain! putty…

If you tell someone you are going to the dentist they immediately think : oh..poor you….

SO… My job is to dismistify the dentist thing !

If you are able to get the conscious that is very important to control you sugary diet, brush and floss, and you keep your regular hygiene appointments ( here in Brazil they are still made by us, dentists) . Probably you are elected to have a blessed “going to the dentist” .

I want to show patients that it is possible to go to the dentist for cleaning and minor interventions .  I repeat : if cavities are treated while in enamel , many times we can do a composite feeling with no anesthesia.

With that being said , I like engaging my patients in keeping the hygiene and coming to the office just to catch up, watch an episode at appletv , a concert, or just turn on the massage at the chair , put on a shady glass and RELAX . Trust me, you will sleep while having treatment done !

YUPI …

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