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I Have Bad Teeth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 396 People

    They're Brittle, Not Rotten...

    For as long as I can remember, and I'm only 19, so in comparison to some, not long; I have had problems with my teeth. My baby teeth where fine, strong and healthy, the only problem I had with them was I lost my last one when I was about 9...So they came and went relatively fast...
    TamTam93 TamTam93 18-21 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    needtoeat needtoeat 51-55, M Mar 9

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    BurnMyDread BurnMyDread 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I don't necessarily have bad teeth .

    I have a front Gap that I love . Maybe one day I'll get adult-braces or invisalign, but for right now I'm good. Straight teeth might take away my Southern Sexy.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 24, 2014

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    My teeth aren't bad at all in terms of being

    straight. I had braces for two years and that fixed how crooked they were. They're really stained now from all the damage I've done to them by vomiting so much. I don't like smiling with my teeth. I always cover my mouth when I laugh. I'm so lucky I don't suffer from bad breath...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 10

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    needtoeat needtoeat 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    needtoeat needtoeat 51-55, M Mar 9

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    AustinOsten AustinOsten 18-21, M Jun 18

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    I have been smoking since I was 11,

    and smoking about 2 packs per day since middle school, and 3 packs since before HS graduation. Now I'm 22. I had braces for a few years from 8th - 10th grade to fix my crooked teeth which it did. But my teeth are clearly stained yellow and you can see where my braces were...
    html92 html92 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    So Tired of the Pain.

    For as long as I can remember my teeth have always been weak and they develop cavities and fall off piece by piece. I now have almost all my teeth out and Im only 28. I have learnt to talk with my mouth closed and laughing requires great skill not to have my teeth seen, mind you...
    Mariaon Mariaon 26-30 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Whenever I smile I don't show my teeth.

    I don't have any cavities or rotten teeth. However my top front teeth are yellowed due to years of smoking. I no longer smoke. This has effected my confidence greatly. My dentist wants to charge me over 5 thousand to put crowns on my front 7 teeth. I have worked the same job for...
    BtotheR BtotheR 36-40, M Aug 16, 2014

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    I Want to Meet the Tooth Fairy

    Hell is right here, in the dentist's chair. It seems it will never end.  Me, I have so many dental hell stories.   First it started when I was six years old and my two front teeth fell out.  All I wanted that Christmas was my two front teeth...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Have Bad Teeth...Hoping To Get Dentures Soon

    I'm in the process of finally trying to get dentures. I am 29 and very scared but my horrific teeth have taken away my life. I don't leave the house and I am in a severe depression. I want my life back and I just want to feel happy again.
    Dwoodsum84 Dwoodsum84 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Hello everyone. I have horrible depression

    and one thing that fuels it is my bad teeth. I did't take the greatest care of them when I was a kid but I always go to my six month checks ups and have good dental hygiene. I only have 20 teeth. I have the front eight on top and bottom, and then a gap and one molar in each...
    mississlove mississlove 31-35 Jun 4

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    I Suffer From Anxiety And Depression And Hate My Teeth :(

    i am 17 years old (just) and have been suffering with anxiety for the past year and im currently taking antidepressance.i cry all the time because of how much i hate my teeth but the nhs wont pay for one as i have already had one! i had one in my first year of high school 11...
    hkoro1994 hkoro1994 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    My teeth are awful. When I was younger I never

    brushed my teeth as I hate Mint and now , even though I do brush my teeth , I am seeing the consequences of my malnourishment . I'm 15 and a good few of my teeth are chipped. I'm terrified of the dentist so I've always hidden it from my mother, today another tooth chipped and I...
    hannahleonard23 hannahleonard23 16-17, F Aug 24, 2014

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    Hello people, I am 40 years old I have severe

    periodontal disease, I am not here for pity, its my fault I have this, poor hygiene in my younger years, smoking unfilterred cigrettes for 10 years, not going to the dentist, not flossing after meals, eating garbage refined foods like chips, cookies, cola, etc I was for most of...
    Wakeup56 Wakeup56 36-40, M Feb 25

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    On Jan 2 2015 a tooth

    that got partially damaged from a skateboarding accident 15 years ago became so weak it needed to come out. I was eating a twix bar when I felt something strange in my mouth. I touched the tooth that was damaged and after literally three very small taps it simply came out. I...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M Jan 31

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    Bad Teeth = Lack Of Confidence And Ultimately Happiness.

    My name is Michael. Now I'm 18 years old, and I'm an anime/manga, Touhou fan. Typical otaku-esque stuff. I'm also a digital artist, and I am an extremely lovesick person (lovesick in the sense that I'm looking for it, and feel depressed because I lack it.) I have virtually no...
    Grimmkyu Grimmkyu 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Last night I was up in pain all night.

    Today I went to the dentist and found out I need a double root canal on Sunday. Yay
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I've always known that I don't have the

    greatest teeth just by looking at them in the mirror. But I've recently gone to the dentist for the first time in probably 10-11 years because my family just got insurance. So going to the dentist for the first time in years a couple of months ago, I was nervous but not as...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    Odd Circumstances

    well, Im a senior in highschool about a couple of months from graduating and im like public enemy number 1 at my school. It's amusing to me but it's only caused by one reason, my teeth. Now you might be wondering why would people including teachers(they constantly talk about me...
    makeveli93 makeveli93 16-17 1 Response Feb 20, 2011

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    Now There Gone

    Growing up in the steel valleys of western Pennsylvania, you soon learned that teeth were an option not a requirement. At 17, my teeth had at least 2 fillings each, some with more. My dentist advised I have them removed and get dentures. From the pain I experienced and the...
    nomoreteeth nomoreteeth 66-70, M Feb 12, 2011

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    Im 14. When I was 11 I had braces put on,

    simple expect for one of the tooth's next to my two fronts is deformed and small amd jagged, as if its coming through but never does. i loved my teeth then i fell into this hatred for them. on the other side i lost the other competly next to my front teeth due to genetics...
    avabelle24 avabelle24 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    My Teeth Are To Bad To Bare

    I'm 20 nearly 21 and my teeth and extremely bad. i drink a lot fizzy drinks tho i now drink threw straws, i still smoke which don't help. it all started a few years ago when i cracked a tooth and from there things have gotten worse i've been in hospital with an abscess under one...
    poundsja poundsja 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    needtoeat needtoeat 51-55, M Mar 9

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    I Look Like A Chipmunk

    I need to get my teeth sorted they are so ugly and I'm so lonely
    jojoug jojoug 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Totally Depressed Over Teeth Situation

    I have severe gum disease, and I am losing all of my teeth, mind you I am only 26 yrs. old, I've always brushed them and flossed and used mouthwash, but can it be linked gentically? Some people in my family are already wearing dentures since in their 30's. I just got a molar...
    kiizz kiizz 26-30, F 128 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Gum Disease - A Wake Up Call...

    For years, I have avoided going to the dentist due to lack of dental insurance, fear, and bad past experiences. I thought brushing, flossing, whitening, and rinsing with mouth wash regularly was enough and thought that dentists were just out to take your money. I finally...
    PurpleDandelion PurpleDandelion 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    I hate my teeth. It's my fault.

    I lost my baby teeth later than most and I was always scared to pull them out so several teeth stayed long enough to cause crookedness to their replacement. I also like didn't brush my teeth consistently between like 6-9 grade. I know. Disgusting. I do now but I worry it's too...
    Nickbailes Nickbailes 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    needtoeat needtoeat 51-55, M Mar 9

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    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M Nov 9, 2014

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    im only 15 and I have horrid teeth.

    I don't smile infront of my friends and I allways cover my mouth. I just got braces and everybody wants to see them, but im not confident showing anyone my teeth. they are extremely yellow and ive just lost all of my confedience because im worried someone will make fun of them...
    jordyn0987654321 jordyn0987654321 26-30, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Terrible Teeth At 22..

    I could really write an entire book about my bad teeth, starting at my baby teeth.. but I will just begin with my adult teeth.. I had to start getting fillings on my permanent teeth as soon as they started growing in. At the time I was around 11 or 12 I think. Anyways, my...
    bnbrosebud bnbrosebud 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    So this is embarrassing to admit,

    but my teeth are in poor shape because I didn’t take care of them for years. I haven’t had dental insurance for 8 years and when I went back recently, I found out my gums have receded (or the enamel just wore away – not sure which) on 2 bottom teeth, I need to get 6...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i throwed up Now I Regret.( yellow Teeth)

    first i starded to throw up and was really happy with it..i was thin and good looking...but after that  my teeth turned yellow... now i cant throuw up because my teeth are not good... and can dont damage them anymore... the funny thing is that the eating habits staying almost...
    lolalingling lolalingling 22-25 Oct 19, 2012

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    Having Bad Teeth, Severe Depression, And Trying To Get Through....

    Writing on here has been lethargic for me and sharing my story has made it easier to get through. "Bad" teeth is an understatement for me, and I am NOT exaggerating. I don't even open my mouth when I talk, and if I really have to then I use my hand to cover my mouth while Im...
    Dwoodsum84 Dwoodsum84 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    So Afraid And Embarrassed

    I am 35 years old and have had bad teeth all of my life. Both of my parents and their parents had bad teeth as well. My mom has had false teeth since she was 12. So i am going to blame heredity for it. I always brushed my teeth, maybe not the best as a kid, but a lot of kids don...
    DaniYell DaniYell 31-35 4 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    Wish I Had Bucks To Fix My Teeth

    well i have an open bite and when i think of it,i just breakdown and cry.im in the 11th grade and all my class mates have nice staight teeth.psssh 8o...i was born sucking my fingers,thats how i got an open bite.my mom says she cant have my teeth fixed because i chose to suck my...
    flickergirl flickergirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    needtoeat needtoeat 51-55, M Mar 9

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    Don't Be Scared; It's Only Going To Get Worse

    I have not been to a dentist in over 9 years, until today! I am missing teeth, 4 in total. 2 upper molars on the top left side of my mouth and 2 lower molars consecutively next to each other on the lower right side of my mouth. The only missing tooth visible due to smiling is the...
    justanotherobstacle justanotherobstacle 26-30, M Dec 17, 2012

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    My dentist said that the gap between my front

    teeth would go away once all my teeth have grown in completely. My teeth have all been grown in for about 4 years and I still have a gap. And a slight over bite. I'm already bullied for how I look and braces won't look good for me. But I need braces..
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I don't have bad teeth.

    I have a bad tooth. So bad, that i'm at the hospital at this very moment; my cheeck swelled up to the size of a baseball.:(
    spaciousmind spaciousmind 26-30, M Mar 9

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    My Teeth Are Depressing Me!!

    Hello Everyone!!It is so nice to have found this group.I am now sitting here at my computer crying while trying to write this,I have had problems with my teeth my whole life,My mom and dad always made sure i went to the dentist and got whatever procedure they said I needed done...
    danalyn danalyn 36-40, F 24 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    The Reason

    This is the huge part of the reason for my Social Anxiety. And I'm very sensitive about it. My birth-father use to make fun of my bad teeth, for many many years, telling me how ugly I was and how no guy would ever want me. And throughout school, the kids would tease me and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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