Just use the White Strips
The hygienist always takes care of the crappy part of scraping and polishing. Normally, I see Shelia. We've become friends over the past eight years. Today I had Karen who while nice, wasn't as on top of things as Shelia.
She spoke to me a lot as if I were seven years old. "See that machine? We're going to be putting the x-ray thingy in your mouth. Are you ready to make your mouth really big?" Weirdo.
Halfway through, the dentist came over to give me his two minute blessing. He's ecstatic with my teeth, but made a recommendation "You may want to consider whitening your teeth at this stage since they are beginning to get a little dingy."
My teeth have definitely become more of an antique white than a true white, but hey, I deserve to have beautiful teeth. "Sure, let's look into that," I said.
When he left, I asked Karen about the price. "It doesn't cost that much."
They took molds of my teeth so they could...well, I'm not really sure why they did. Then Karen gave me a follow-up appointment to do the bleaching.
As I checked out, I told Robin, the receptionist I was making my teeth sexier. She laughed.
"By the way, what is the actual amount for the whitening?" I asked.
"$1500.00," she replied.
I think my exact words words were "Are you fucking kidding me?"
When I explained my surprise, she went back to speak with Karen. Robin came back and then apologized to me.
Needless to say, I canceled the appointment. As I left, I turned to Robin and said, "So what does a hygienist here make if $1500 is considered a cheap procedure?