Unnecessary Dental Procedures?

If there are any dentists out there, I have two questions.

I should mention that my teeth are in good shape; my gums don’t bleed when I brush them; I floss several times a week (yes, I know: it should be more); I use an ultrasonic toothbrush.

Question #1: I switched to a new dentist and this one insists that I come in to have my teeth cleaned every three months. That’s four times a year! My previous dentist was perfectly happy to do it only twice a year (and she charged half what this guy does!).

Question #2: Last time the dentist checked my teeth, he said that I had some old filling that were “leaking”. I asked what that meant and he said they were old and should be replaced, “Just to be safe”. I said I’d think about it, but thinking about it now it seems to me that in order to replace them he’ll have to drill out an even bigger hole. Why fix it if it ain’t broke?

This thread was somehow posted twice. Please reply to the OTHER copy.

My apologies!