He showed me where I'm losing tooth surface, due to grinding my teeth at night. He said that he could fit me for a dental guard for half of what other dentists would charge. $450 compared to $900. I went back to see him for a checkup/cleaning, and he asked me about scheduling a fitting for the guard. I told him I'd purchased a guard from Walmart for about $2.00 and had been using them for the last 6 months. (Drop the new guard into boiling water for a minute, shake off the water and bite it to fit the shape of my teeth/mouth. Trimmed it down with scissors.) He said... "Oh, that will work just fine". Why didn't he suggest that instead of a $450 item? I guess I put too much trust and respect into the characters of doctors. Maybe they have kids to put through college too?