(Closed) VENT: FML I hate my teeth

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@jpalm13:  *HUGS* I can sympathize, my Fiance is the same way.  We eat the same, have the same brushing habits, but every time he goes he always needs something filled or fixed while I am just told to floss more.  It’s made him hate going to the dentist.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oooo I totally feel your pain.  I just went last week and I have FOUR cavities to be filled! 

I never had a cavitiy until I was 22 and every time I’ve been to the dentist since, I’ve had at least two!   It’s ridiculous.

 

Post # 5
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2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Me too!! I only have 6 adult  teeth and the rest are milk/baby teeth so i have a lot of problems. Need to keep them going till i can afford multiple implants though! Also i have a massive gap between two front teeth and 2 uber small pointy adult teeth.horrendous. not much i can do about it for ages though, def not before my wedding

Also doesnt help im terrified of dentists. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sorry, I totally feel your pain! I almost made a post just like this a coupe days ago! I’ve been putting off going to the dentist for the past couple years and I know I have 3 or 4 that need to be filled now. :/ my Fiance doesn’t understand at all because he doesn’t have any fillings (although he also never goes, so how could he really know?? Mine never hurt or anything which is what he uses to decide if he needs to go), so I feel like I just am this gross person with bad teeth. 🙁

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I hear you on the fluorosis thing.  I lived overseas when my adult teeth came in, so drank only bottled water and had fluoride once a week at school, so don’t know how the hell I had exposure to enough to stain my teeth.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ugh I am the same way. I am practically a model of oral hygiene (except I do like to snack, but I always drink water afterwards), yet every time I go to the dentist I have cavities. I floss every night, use the prescription fluoride toothpaste, use mouthwash, and I don’t drink coffee, soda or sweetened tea.

Every time I have a cleaning they ooh and aah over my teeth. Then they take the xrays and are like “Hmmm, you have cavities here, here, and here.” Last time I asked my dentist what more I can do and he said basically nothing. Apparently there is a strong genetic component to enamel- I must have gotten my dad’s bad teeth.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@jpalm13:  

Have you ever gotten a second opinion in regard to the cavities? My stepmother grew suspicious if her dentist who always found a couple cavities to fill on her. She went to get a second opinion and the first dentist had been drilling holes and filling them in! Just to get more money.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is my childhood. I had SO many cavities, but a lot of them ended up being in baby teeth or were in my adult teeth that got pulled. I still have some that apparently need to be fixed (one is broken, and they’re all filled with the metal stuff instead of the whiter stuff). I didn’t go to the dentist for a really long time (like, embarrassingly long, but that’s a long story), so when I finally did, I actually didn’t have any cavities. They said my teeth were actually really great for not having had a cleaning in coughtoomanycough years. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My fi has horrible teeth which is definitely genetic. His mother has had many teeth pulled. Noticibly missing teeth is something I will not be able to put up with so he will probably eventually have a full mouth of fake teeth.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jpalm13:  I feel you. I haven’t had dental insurance in over just about 10 years (and didn’t go to the dentist for a few years after that, a combo of bad experiences and having braces, though I did see the orthodontist for a couple of years). The only reason I finally went is because a local dentist offered a Groupon for a cleaning and x-rays, so I took it. I figured I’d have dental insurance when my next cleaning came around, and I definitely didn’t. I really hate having my teeth cleaned anyway. 🙁

And I’ve done some pro whitening (but it was at a “spa”), and it didn’t work. Crest pro whitestrips do much better, oddly.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jpalm13:  Is it possible for you to get a water cooler for your home?  I know it may sound silly, but it’s SO much better than having to do the delivery system.  It’s cheap too.  We just take our bottles to the grocery store to get them filled.  It’s like $2 for 5 gallons and there’s no flouride in the water.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hah. Teeth suck. My parents never took me to the dentist when i was living at home. Maybe I went three times total. Five years after I moved out, I had a chunk of a molar come off while I was flossing. I made it a new years resolution to get my teeth checked and fillings done. Turns out I needed 6k worth of root canals, fillings, crowns etc. I went to a very good dentist and saw the xrays. My teeth were BAD. I had a tooth or two worked on and then took a break with the dentist for a few months until another tooth started cracking. By putting off dental work, some teeth that just had big cavities ended up cracking and needing root canals. I’ve had 4 root canals and have 7 crowns total. I need three more cavities filled and two extractions (my mouth is really small and I dont have room for those teeth) in addition to my wisdom teeth which also need to be removed. I’ve been working on getting my teeth back to good health for probably 2 years now. Almost done. UUUUGHHHH. Its so expensive and we really dont have the money to be paying for it, but it only gets more and more expensive as it gets put off. FH and i have the same brushing/flossing/eating habbits and he just needs a few cavities filled. Meh. 

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