I haven’t been to the dentist since right before I returned to Pitt after my little cancer spat. That was 1998. Today I went and it was like a different world. They took xrays which immediately showed up as high res images on a computer in the office, then they used a little camera about the size of my toothbrush and took high res pictures of each of my teeth. Very disturbing. They then tried to sell me whitening strips ($35 AFTER MAIL-IN REBATE!), cosmetic work and a tongue brush.
One cavity after 6.5 years of no dentist and no flossing. Not bad.