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I Have Bad Teeth

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    I Don't Think Anyone Else's Is Worse

    Maybe my teeth aren't all that bad health-wise (though I haven't been to the dentist in five years, so I can't say for sure), but they have been very ugly ever since my first set of permanent teeth came in. I've looked online for pictures of bad teeth, and not even them look...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 21, 2010

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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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    I Have Bad Teeth.My problem is protruding teeth.

    BUCKTOOTH TEETH!! and i hate them i hate for being myself.. and i think i shouldnt exist in this world. Since i was in primary school, i had been teased by others.. Now i am in secondary school. It will never got old.. It seems like everyday people teased me because of my ugly...
    snowywish snowywish 16-17, F Jan 24

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    Smiling On Thr Inside

    I typed in "bad teeth success stories" in Google and im so happy to have come across this page. Let me start off by saying nothing is more sad then trying to enjoy a happy moment or moments when u have bad teeth. Ive been through it all. Ive been described as "the one with the...
    findingmyway19 findingmyway19 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    I want to have 2 or 3 of my teeth pulled.

    All located in the back of my mouth, so no one would really notice it, so I don't mind it. These teeth have been giving me issues for over a year, and are now slowly becoming painful. I do not want, and will most likely refuse root canal treatment, because I'm terrified of it...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 14 Responses Apr 20

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    My Life Story

    well I know you want to hear about my bad teeth story but I'm going to start at when it all happened...to get my story off my chest. I was in Kindergarten when I got my teeth pulled they started coming back when I was in first grade. My mom knew that I would need braces...I know...
    IAmMe99 IAmMe99 13-15, F Aug 28, 2013

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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 123 Responses May 19, 2009

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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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    iv0ryr0s3 iv0ryr0s3 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Not Sure Why...

    my teeth have been slowly, but surely, falling apart and falling out for about ten years now. i think i might have gum disease... as many dentists and as much care that i've received, i cannot believe they still don't know why, so i can prevent more damage. I guess there are just...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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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

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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 13-15, F Aug 24

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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

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    14mm overjet my top row of teeth are pretty

    good despite that, except for one tooth that's just randomly back in my gum where my teeth should be, and my bottom teeth are just disgustingly crooked and wonky, it's a good thing they're barely visible because of my huge buck teeth. ive been told by my orthodontist that they...
    rebeccalouise11 rebeccalouise11 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Bad Teeth Have Ruined My Life. I Cant Be The Person I Want To Be

    I too have bad teeth. When I was younger, my adult teeth didn't come into place so the dentist ended up pulling seven of my baby teeth to allow the adult teeth to come in to place. Already being in high school and having half your teeth ripped out was already bad enough. The...
    malik777 malik777 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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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

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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

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    I Give Up

    Today was the 3rd time in 3 months to see a dentist. First was told about a root canal needed on the left side. Second was a new root canal needed on right side. Today was about the one on left that has waited too long and needs to be immediately done or extracted. My insurance...
    PlasticInsanity PlasticInsanity 22-25 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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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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    Me? I'm only 19 but sice I was a child,

    I 've been Lacking of confidence because of my teeth. I never smiled in pictures showing my teeth because my right lateral canine never showed up while my left is kinda small. It's also what some of my family member tease me, "one sit apart" beacuse the distance between my...
    MaximaSand MaximaSand 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Lost A Tooth That Wasn'T Even Loose

    I have periodontal disease, but mine isn't that bad. The depth on my back teeth have depths of 4 mm. I have been keeping my teeth cleaned and flossed and keeping the problem from getting worse, so I know I haven't lost any more bone. I went for a regular cleaning at the end...
    damesheryl damesheryl 46-50 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    Canine Troubles.

    I noticed something on my left canine tooth two years ago. A very bad cavity. I disregarded it and put it off. Now. I hate smiling. A lot of my canine is gone thanks to the cavity which is very bad. Same goes for the back of my right one. I have neglected brushing my teeth and it...
    JackTTM JackTTM 18-21, M Aug 10, 2013

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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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    Starting The Process, What It'S Like, And What I'Ve Been Through So Far

    Hi Everyone! Sorry I didn't write immediatly after my appointments but everything happened really fast but I want to explain my experience thus far and hopefully help others who are going through the same thing I had my first dentist appointment and it was VERY nerve wracking...
    Dwoodsum84 Dwoodsum84 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Insecure About My Teeth

    I am 21 years old and I am very insecure about my teeth. My bottom row of teeth is fine but my top row of teeth is horrible. I have huge gaps in between my teeth. To make matters worse, my two front teeth are really big and long. Buck teeth, I think that’s what people call it...
    ledel ledel 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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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    My teeth are really just messed up like one of

    my front tooth is chipped and I got gaps between my teeth just the top row of my teeth just have gaps and my teeth are kinda cricked
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    It Makes Me Really Embarrassed to Smile....

     I know that part of it is my fault. My oral hygiene was never the best growing up. Didn't really care about myself, so I didn't take the time to take care of me. I had a fever when I was 3 or 4 & it damaged my teeth's ability to form enamel. I get cativites really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    A single mother of two with a strong head on my

    shoulders. Having a good job, loving kids and a great outlook on life is wonderful but being held back by one thing that can be changed but financial unable to achieve is mind buggling. I am on a mission to achieve that one thing, a new smile. Join me as I share my life with...
    brightsmilez brightsmilez 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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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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    I'm 21 years old and i have a lot of cavities.

    I never really noticed everything about my teeth since the front ones are ok looking. They're not the whitest teeth but they don't look bad. My dentist told me i had a lot of cavities and i got 3 of them filled out but after i kinda just forgot about it. That was about 2 years...
    honestguy2919 honestguy2919 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    so I've had gum disease

    for pretty much my whole childhood all the way to now; and last year it got real bad, part of my gums had swollen and I didn't know what to do! my grandma and I have been trying our best to fix ourselves but I don't know if it's working!! I'm scared sh*tless of the dentist (who...
    gypsykk gypsykk 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    iv0ryr0s3 iv0ryr0s3 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm told I have nice teeth

    and a great smile but don't believe them.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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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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    I'm becoming really depressed over my teeth.

    I've posted before about my teeth and my latest dentist visits but lately this whole thing is weighing on my mind, and confidence. I don't want to keep going to the dentist to get a root canal and filling after filling that's not going to make my teeth look any better. I want...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Smiling On Thr Inside

    I typed in "bad teeth success stories" in Google and im so happy to have come across this page. Let me start off by saying nothing is more sad then trying to enjoy a happy moment or moments when u have bad teeth. Ive been through it all. Ive been described as "the one with the...
    findingmyway19 findingmyway19 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    I'd do anything for perfect teeth.

    Mine are terrible and need to be hidden at all times.
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Embarrassment?

    I just wanted to ask the group if anyone feels like I do about going to my first dentist appointment to talk about getting these dentures and him seeing how horrendous my teeth are? Has anyone gone through this and experienced these feelings of fear, panic, and embarrassment?
    Dwoodsum84 Dwoodsum84 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    hi i been havent problems with my teeth

    since i was a kid! when i was 15 years old my dad had the dentist remove all my upper teeth and i have no teeth since i was 15 and its only getting worse! i feel really embarrassed when i laugh and im such a happy person always smilling !i been having a denture since then...
    lety85 lety85 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Bad teeth gave me confidence.

    .. when i was younger i had the best teeth ever them being milk teeth they fell out..m adult teeth i believe are the worst ever instead of being straight they are all turned and 1 teeth branches into two parts therefore they look like tooth picks....i was teased by everyone m...
    twinkieblue twinkieblue 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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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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    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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    Hello im a young mom of one child my son will

    be 2 very soon I have always had bad teeth growing up my parents never taught me to brush my teeth and to take care of them now im 22 I've had over 32 fillings most had to be redone on my teeth after that I went in and need more feelings so the dentist just decided to put crowns...
    peaches2116 peaches2116 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Smile No More.

    I'm afraid of smiling. Not that I usually bare my teeth while smiling, but it might happen. No 21 year old's teeth are supposed to look like this. Not even a heavy smoker such as myself. It only started up a few years ago; my teeth would keep chipping and withering away. I would...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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