Most Of My Tooth Have Cavity :'(

im only 21 but my teeth are so bad.. most of all have cavity.. i feel bored to go to dentist and besides its so pricey :(, my mom furious because im the only one who spent money so much for teeth..
my one front tooth is dead and crowned but it looks greyish, obviously not good, looks like rotten tooth and the other one has cavity in it, the teeth next to them also have cavities... i dont feel confident when i smile because my teeth look greyish and ugly.. i brush my teeth twice a day, mouthwash, flossing them.. but still :| ...
my teeth really affect my confidence :(, some people say im pretty but they dont know i have really bad teeth... sometimes im wondering ive been single for 21 years and probably its because my teeth :'"""""(
all the guys that i had crush on have great teeth and im not >_<
im really depressed with this teeth thingie

euphoria8690 euphoria8690
22-25, F
12 Responses Jan 4, 2012

I've got to say I am in a similar boat. Growing up, I ended up being dealt a pretty poor genetics card. My health is lower than poor and while I have managed to survive til 22, the most prevalent side effect visible of the thing my body is going through would have to be my teeth. Due to chronic GERD, and even with multiple corrective surgeries, I still suffer from acid reflux. As a child, my mother didn't really need to remind me to brush my teeth.I brushed every day,twice at the minimum and yet, even today I still have a cavity in every tooth at the minimum, two broken and corroded molars, and have had many, many root canals. It's terrifying and somewhat debilitating to know no matter what you do, you can't save your teeth. No matter how hard you try.

And the reason for this is medicated or not, I have extremely high acid levels due to my reflux. Extremely high. So high that its even destroyed parts of my lungs and has caused damaged to my trachea.

No matter what I do, my teeth will rot. . . Sometimes I feel as if I should just give up on my tooth care. Because in the end, why do I even bother? Why do I even try? For now its like a waiting game. See how long it takes before I start to lose another tooth...

I am on the same boat as you unfortunately.. i never have really cared much for brushing my teeth as a kid and as teenager because my parents never pushed me to brushing my teeth when i was growing up so I didn't really see a point to it, until I found out I had like literally almost 40 cavities at the dentist last year, without insurance wouldve costed me more than $10,000 to fix my entire teeth, but with insurance it would have still been like $6000 which is still way to expensive for me, I needed to have 4 teeth pulled, like 32 cavities filled and a few root canals i think. I know what you guys are going through, i have probably not smiled in a picture since I was like 12 and I probably will never smile in pictures or in public again and i am single as well, and I literally have not tried to get with any girls since freshman year in high school (about 6 years ago) because I am already really shy around most girls and am so afraid of rejection since freshman year that I had very little confidence when it came to dating.. then add this tooth problem i have and my confidence when it comes to dating or even meeting new people is like 0 now. Please when you all have kids or if you already do, make them brush their teeth every day so they don't turn into outcasts like me, and plus to save you the thousands of dollars in dental bills. My teeth are probably going to be all rotted and decayed and falling out by the time I am 26 i feel like, because I still don't even have the money to get individual teeth taken care of right now.

i feel youu! now im working and the first years i spent my money to my teeth oh Jeez!
now i have my teeth braced, because my teeth is too many for my small jaws.. my friend told me thats she often had cavities back then before she got her teeth braced, not sure why... but now she rarely has teeth problem.
i just read this article that my friend post in fb timeline, i think its good news!
i read an article about natural way to cleaning teeth with coconut oil its good to cure cavities, its interesting! but i havent try it yet
actually i got a boyfriend from an online dating, i found out that he is a friend of my friend, it only last like 3-4 months.. he did notice that my teeth are ugly because they are braced lol.. but he realized that i have good personality compared to his former gf, but there are something that makes me left him.
i think you should embrace yourself, improve yourself to be the better you, even if you still not confidence about your teeth you should find a way to make you feel comfort about yourself. thats what im trying to do for now hehe.. and i try to tell people that have kids to take good care their teeth because it will save money and take good care of yourself is an investment for future, that you wont spend money to doctor because of sick or something..
thank you for sharing xzREveLaTiioNxz!
sorry my english is bad lol

Honestly, i seriously dont think im a badlooking guy at all, on average im about 155 lbs and about 5' 10" and theres nothing wrong with my face or hair or anything.. but being alone this long seriously impacted my self esteem and confidence beyond that of being afraid of rejection and shyness.. plus this problem with my teeth.. seriously, ifi had a crystal ball and could see my future, i would not be surprised if i saw my self on my deathbed with nobody at my side, no kids or a wife.. maybe my sister if i die before her, but.. Sorry, i dont mean to be one of those "ooh boo hoo poor me" self loathing people who look for sympathy.. feel free to ignore orr not care if you really dont care i would understand, because i feel as though not many people caree about what i have to say anymore anyways. And btw, your english is pretty good i didnt see anything wrong with it lol

you know what, you should try to open up yourself, make new friends..real friends dont care if you have bad teeth, and they will make you comfort just being yourself, start looking for new friends isnt easy, maybe some people will reject you.. but people who dont like you or haters are always exist, no matter how good, kind or handsome youre.. you ought to get used to rejection.. actually being rejected makes you stronger and also you can evaluate yourself.. one thing -> you should surround yourself with positive people, because the more you spend time being alone the more you will feel sad or stress or something like that and dont be mean to yourself, you will never know what might happen.. a hello can lead to many things, and youre nothing to lose.. please try!

Yeah i need to but it is just incredibly hard for me to make new friends, and plus at the moment i dont have a car or licence or job yet even though im 20 butprobably will be looking for a job soon, it just makes it even harder. My shyness makes it nearly impossible for me, and i had my heart like broken twice freshman year in high school which is why im too afraid of rejection to take risks. I mean i generally sometimes am a positive perskn but more often than not im a negative person and have low esteem. But, the bottom line I am basically blocked from making new friends or meeting people by my crushing shyness.. the only way i can try to meet new people is online but then they end up thinking im just some weirdo and ignore me because they dont know me and arent interested in talking to some random guy online. e

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Aww :( How can you see what your tooth looks like when you smile if their's a crown on it??

man i'm now 23 yrs old and I do suffer from the same problem u are in. I've already begun to lose some parts of my teeth. I was too lazy to brush my teeth in addition that my parents didn't insist on me that much.. I do regret.. but see people won't be judging u because of your teeth or whatever.. just be a nice person and I guarantee u u're gonna find a nice pretty girl. hey u are still single not because girls don't like your smile! but because u're just afraid to enter the risk.. ;)

Hey friend for what it is worth I was brought up with no tooth brush or tooth paste my mother never cared as a result I have had bad teeth since i was 12 I'm 43 am it is horrible not bein able to smile but you know what life goes on you get on with it my friend an people if they carnt see that person. Behind your smile am look an judge ya they are not worth it get on with life an hey smile an don't let it get to ya

thank you for sharing! :D

Im 13 and I still have two teeth to lose, but what really sucks is that my grooves on my teeth are really deep, and I was so lazy to brush, so I have all these fillings, luckily modern day technology has given me white fillings, but im so jealous. Ecause my friend got this gel to make her grooves not as deep, HARRUMPH.

ahh i think you should start fight the laziness now :D
i was not confident with my teeth, but now i feel better.. because many people dont really judge you by you look but you still have to fight the laziness and try to take care your teeth ;)

Same here, I chipped a tooth and was hoping for a crown. Instead the dentist told me I for sure need a root canal on one tooth and maybe one on another. She didn't even look at the other teeth so I might have cavities on those. My teeth look fine and I brush everyday but I have had bad teeth since I was young. Bad genes from my mom (who had a root canal when she was 17) but some bad eating habits on my end have really screwed me over.

i know exactly how it feels!
when i was young my mom let eat sweets and she didnt focus teach me to brush my teeth :(

You think your bad? I am 16! lol. I partly blame it on my parents becuase they never insisted on me to brush my teeth when i was little. My molar in the right top got infected and eventually just died with the nerve (what the dentist said), so i was going to get it taken out, and then my TWO FRONT teeth broke down the middle, i have a gap lol. When i went to the dentist, i had a root canal done on it, then i was supposed to get a crown to make my teeth complete again. The dentist said they would call when the insurance responded on how much it would cover, but my dad said he never got a call. That was about a year ago. Now since that time, my other molar chipped, and i think it has a cavity deep inside, because i can feel the nerve, so idk what will happen there, and my front, lower tooth also chipped and i definitely have a cavity there. I have to go soon! I hope i just get those 2 cleaned out and fillings, not more root canals, and finally get my crown. FML. Good luck to you!

i feel youu!
i think most of my molars have fillings and im trying to take care of them so hopefully they dont need any root canal.. but i just ate crackers and one of 'healthy' molar broke somehow, Jeez! its so fragile and i realized it has cavity so it broke.. anyway now im working but you know i live in third country, the salary isnt so good, i should save one month salary for one veneer but i got 2 front teeth that need veneers :(
good luck for you too!

im so thank you for your supports guys! all this time i just blaming my bad teeth for not having boyfriend lol... i think i should evaluate myself and be more positive person :)

I'm a guy, I'm 18 and I most of my molars now consist of more amalgam than actual tooth, I also have one root canal, getting crowned next week, and a few removed. I've always taken care of my teeth brushing 2-3 times a day, mouthwashing, although I do eat quite a lot of sugary foods, and grinding my teeth during my sleep my whole life hasn't helped either. My bottom teeth are quite overcrowded, but fortunately my smile looks ok, as the front teeth havent got any decay or fillings, probably because they are not affected from the grinding so badly, and my bottom teeth don't show. People tell me I have nice teeth often, but i feel like a liar, like i am hiding some terrible secret. If you look from the right side my front teeth look totally wonky, and some amalgam in the first couple of molars is visible. People tell me i'm hot, cute, good looking etc, but i feel like if someone saw inside my mouth they would judge me, and that it would put people off from relationships and stuff. It makes me feel like i'm not good enough for anyone. I've been at the dentist so much, and kinda made a good friend of her, she says she feels sorry for me because I have one of the cleanest mouths she has seen and I just get so many problems.<br />
Girls, I have empathy for you. Its unfortunate that society is so vain and makes such a big thing about teeth. Itswould be easy to say it doesn't really matter, but I know how bad I feel about mine. Personally your teeth wouldn't be a problem for me, heart is more important than teeth, + you both said you have pretty faces too, would you rather have an ugly face and perfect teeth? Any guy that would be bothered so much isn't worth dating.

Please reply with authenticity, support, and respectYou sound like me!! I have a lot of amagam fillings on my back bottom teeth :(
I have a molar on each side that has a metal crown & another 3 teeth in the back that might need to be crowned in the future but I don't want anymore metal in my mouth!!
So I don't know what I'm going to do since my insurance sucks and doesn't like white fillings or Porcelain crowns for the back teeth :( since they won't cover it :( I refuse to have more metal.

omg.....i can't believe the similarities you and i both seem to share, were both young [ your 21 & im 18] & i seem to have a mouth full of never-ending cavities [blame my sugar-habit =p] i have the same thing with my front tooth where it's grayish that i'm having a root canal done on it asap, the rest are all saturated with cavities, alot of them pulled due to just simply being poor and not being able to afford having any fancy work done on them, and then on top of it all i have major crooked teeth. yep thats the icing on the cake right there. ugh i swear i think god decided to beat me with the ugly stick in that department at least ;) because just like you i get told daily, and i mean all the time that i'm a gorgeous girl and many guys say i don't look like i would belong in this small town that i live in. and truth is, SAME AS YOU, my teeth very much affect my confidence, esp when a cute guy comes up and says "show me your beautiful smile that goes with that gorgeous face of yours"<br />
it just breaks me. =( sorry about this. this probably didn't help you at all. i wish i could help you, just had to share my empathy with you. just know that many beautiful girls like you are in the exact same position. that including me =) lol just know it can't be like this forever, one day,some day,some how, we'll get lucky and get this all straightened out. in the mean time we just cope and hope and look all the brighter side.... it could be worse as they say- you could have massive tumors on your face or a big long tounge that always sticks out of your mouth and can't make it stay in no matter what you do lol thats one good way to look at it =D

dont worry about it you sound like a smart girl and you should know that if your problem is your teeth then improve other areas go for runs go to the gym your still young you just have to focus on whats good on you and make the best of it