- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Just went to the dentist earlier this week and just feeling worried about my teeth!
Most people tell me that I have nice teeth and I do have a couple problems, but not that many. I have a lot of fillings on my back molars because I’m a tooth grinder and have some issues on some of my teeth because of that.
I do have some acid erosion on my teeth which I do find embarrassing, but nobody seems to notice unless I point it out. When I was around 8 or 9 I had a Herbst appliance put in my mouth to move my lower jaw forward. It was painful, especially with the braces. I almost constantly had ulcers from the friction. Because of that, I had a lot of trouble taking proper care of my teeth. I did brush my teeth, but it was often painful and shorter than it should have been.
From that, I have some acid erosion that is less than attractive.
Every time I go to the dentist I feel like I’m being put down. The hygienist is making noises like its painful for her to even look at “oh… geez… oh man…wow…” and then she brings it up the the dentist.
“Well I really don’t like the look of it but it isn’t decay, so I won’t do anything about it.” (Which also irritates me, I wish they would do something about it if they’re going to act like its the worst they have ever seen every time I come in). And I’m kind of talked to like a child (its just the tone of voice, you know?)
And then I’m told to stop drinkng soda and sports drinks (which I rarely do, but I am hypoglycemic so sometimes I do have some gatorade and pretzels to get me back to normal) and I tell them that I don’t and I’m given no other suggestions except to brush with this toothpaste that I’m not entirely convinced is helpful. And I use it anyway.
Every time I go I just feel like I’m embarrassed. These are problems that I’ve had for over 10 years and they still aren’t rotting and have been pretty much stable the whole time, so I must be doing something right.
I’m self-conscious about some of my teeth, so I am a little bit over sensitive. I just feel like whenever I go in I’m made to feel like I’m doing more things wrong.
Anyone else have bad dentist experiences? I’m thinking of looking into another dentist, because I am sensitive about this issue and I feel kind of hopeless about my problems and would like to have my teeth looking nice for the wedding!