This is hard for me to write about but would like some advise on what to do. To start with I am 32 and my teeth are so bad that they hurt I can only eat soft foods because I am afraid to eat anything to hard for fear of braking my teeth. I know I have no one to blame but myself for he problem that I am now facing. When I was younger I just did not take good care of my teeth like I should have. My mom was poor so we did not have much and going to the dentist was always costly for her. She told me and my brother that we needed to brush extra well and to floss every day because she could not afford to fix our teeth.
Even knowing all that I just did not take care of my teeth. Now at 32 I have not been to the dentist for over six years. I am afraid of what they would think of me. I am not so much scared of the dentist but just in how the dentist will know I am at fault for the way my teeth are. I can not even brush them so that they may look better then what that are.
I would even continue with statuesque if it were not for the fact that my teeth really hurt. I never smile because I do not want people to see how bad my teeth are. I really hardy talk to people either and when I do I make sure they can not see my teeth. How can I go to the dentist like this. I want to cry when I think of someone see my teeth and how bad I let them get.
Reply: Going to the dentist is scary for many people even for those that do not have bad teeth. Try not let your fears stop you from getting your teeth fixed.
I really do not think any dentist is going to put you down about your teeth. Many people go to the dentist only when they have a toothache. This is not to say they will not say how you need to take better care of your teeth. This is what dentist do.