Who here has bad teeth.
-Sucked thumb since baby, made my bottom teeth mis aligned. Need braces at some point, probably when I'm older.
-Parent's never introduced brushing habits, very inconsistent until I was 12 at which point I started brushing twice a day.
-Makes me incredibly anxious, hate speaking with my teeth visible, try to hid them by talking looking down.
-It is the biggest issue of my life since I was young, if I had one wish it would be to fix my teeth.
I feel fucking terrible.
>Dad got me since he had the house and a job
>Never went to the dentist himsefl
>Never took me
>Never told me to brush teeth
>Diet was practically soft drinks and sweets
>Moved in with mom
>Eventually got most of the immediate problems sorted
>Braces at 24
>Still can't smile confidently because front tooth is grey due to filling bleeding into tooth
>Now sorted out, already paid for a false tooth to be implanted in april.
I drink so much coke that it's literally eating away the enamel on my teeth, and at a fascinating rate. I'll just have them all replace when I'm done with the soda habit. On the plus side, I had one crooked tooth I used to worry about, but it's almost gone now.
This is me without teeth closeup.
I consider myself to be alright looking.
I feel horrible, I can get free braces from the NHS until I leave sixth form.
I want to wait to buy more professional invisible braces.
I don't even think fixing them will even help anymore. It's not like I even talk to people anyway.
I didn't start brushing my teeth til around 23.
There's like a thing in my family where everyones teeth feel out around 23-24, and that's with proper dental hygiene.
Since mine are still here I've been taking care of them, never had a whole lot of cavities or any thing, and there decent size and orientation, just a bit yellowed.
I haven't brushed my teeth more than 2 times a month the last 5 years or so. They're fine and no cavities, I go to the dentist once a year. I use mouthwash before I go out, but that's about it. I don't really get it... How do I get away with this? I'm 25y
nigga i was almost exactly the same thing. it's fucking soul destroying not being able to smile without worrying about so i know that pain. what i done was just man the fuck one day and went to an nhs dentist in the area and explained just how fucked up my smile was making me.... they were unbelievably understanding and kind. they told me that day they'd have me smiling again..... and here today 1 year later i smile like a motherfucker all day long. just go down this after noon, or tomorrow morning and start the process. the fucking weight it lifts off your mind is insane and you feel so much fucking better taking that 1st step. just fucking do it bro, you won't ever regret it.
i dont realy have that bad teeth, started repairing them same years ago, they were bad before.. my lower jaw wisdom teeth started growing some time ago, fucked up my teeth alignment, pulled them out but my teeth are crooked and one of them fucking hurts me as we speak cause it got pushed too far i assume.. gonna go to the dentist tommorow to see what i can do, he will probably tell me i have to wear braces or lose a tooth... dunno how wil li pay for it (its 400 euro here, i only need the bottom)... take care of your teeth guys, also send me some money for braces
you think that's bad?
pic related, my teeth.
last time i went to the dentist he quoted me $25,000 to fix them.
Yeah they do.
>Stupid fucking drunk. Like I can take on the whole world drunk.
>Got into fight with 4 guys at a bar. Figured I could take them.
>Go outside in parking lot.
>Get my ass handed to me, but get back up. And start mouthing off at them.
>One of them gets a fucking bat from somewhere.
>Got hit in nose and upper lip with baseball bat.
>Lost 3 front teeth fully and cracked a 4th.
>10k on dental implants.
>Haven't drank since.
fuck going to a gp about it, just go to your nhs dentist. seriously, just google the nearest nhs dentist accepting new patients and walk straight in and register with them and they'll give you an appointment. keep that appointment!. don't chicken out of it, they've seen much worse than yours i can assure you so don't be embarrassed or anything like that. just get your arse down to them, the sooner you get the ball rolling the sooner you'll be looking back and kicking your own ass for taking so long to get your teeth fixed.
I used to have a big gap between my front teeth. Men in my family tend to have them. Dad and brother both do. I had the option of braces but it wasn't that big a deal. I got sucker punched my freshman year and it knocked my front two teeth together, it knocked my teeth straight.
And my teeth are fairly yellow from daily pot smoking, chewing tobacco, and a lot of coffee. I do use a whitening toothpaste which may help somewhat (or not), but it's not worth the extra trouble of getting professional bleaching or anything like that.
Thanks for the advice. Do I just start telling them the social anxiety. Do they offer payed treatment?
That's fucking sickening. My teeth may be bent and brown, but fuck are they strong!
Yours are fucking, mutant tier. Sorry fam, you got to do something before they kill you.
My 4 front top teeth were discoloured from birth so paid to have resin veneers put in
it's hard anon. can't eat a lot of things due to my teeth rotting away and exposing the nerve.
like i said, yours are nothing compared to mine. be grateful for what you have, i'd kill to have teeth like yours.
By fix them you of course mean load you up with a shit ton of antibiotics (it would be dangerous to even do surgery with so much infection), pull every solid tooth and fragment out, and get you full dentures?
There's no work that could even be done to fix those. Best you could do is stop the infection (and that level of infection could be soon fatal bro), remove em all, and start new with a fake set.
How do they even get that bad. I use chewing tobacco, smoke pot, drink all kinds of coffee, eat sweets and only brush once a day.... and my teeth are in good shape except a bit stained. I'm guessing complete neglect?
Leaving to get wisdom teeth out in literally minutes.
Anyone have any advice for after it's done?
yep, just explain to them about it during the appointment. they'll have heard it before from other people and they will understand just what you mean, so don't be shy. you can certainly pay for stuff at the NHS dentist, they offer everything a private dental clinic will offer (veneers, whitening, etc, etc), they just happen to accept NHS patients too. so talk to them about your options, they explain it all too you in an easy to understand manner, then you choose what you want to do based on their advice and crack on with it. simple.
could be the foods you are eating and drinking that stain and weaken the enamel. also, healthy teeth are an off white color not perfectly bleached white.
I recommend oil pulling guys, it is amazing. That and a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Fluoride is toxic just research it yourself.
It must be mostly just good genetics for me. I barely brushed as a kid yet never had a cavity in my life and my teeth have all grown in aligned. In my teens though got into my own dental hygiene because I had developed gingivitis. Healed it with oil pulling. That plus the baking soda/hydrogen peroxide paste is all I use next to flossing. My teeth are healthy af now, and my wisdom teeth even grew in aligned with no problems. Now I'm in my mid20s and my supernumerary fourth molars are growing in too and that shit is rare. Fucking have 36 teeth it's weird but just glad my teeth are good so whatever.
i'm only 18. and no, it's just that my top teeth got the worst of it.
pretty much. i'd probably go for permanent veneers, but yes fake teeth overall.
>i'm guessing complete neglect?
pretty much. i haven't been physically able to brush my teeth for years due to pain.
When they tell you what to do once you come off the anesthesia, listen to them. The nurse told me "don't try to go down the stairs, take the ramp" and I tried the stairs and spilled straight down them.
Drugs, lots of drugs.
I did mine while awake, took 45min.
Also, they're right about cold soft stuff.
I don't know if it was just me, but there was a lot of blood. Lost a pillow and set of bedding.
just take a day off, and stay in bed, let the wound heal nicely, dont smoke for a day or two because of vacuum.. i pulled out wisdom tooth like 2 months ago, he was almost fully grown, but pushed my teeth badly, the anesthesia didnt catch on i think, or im just high tolerance, i felt everyhing, and boy did it hurt as HELL, but i pulled through like a champ..
Some people have a far thicker layer of enamel on their teeth which means it takes far longer for food acids and bacteria to make a mess of them.
Some people genetically tend to have almost no enamel or a very thin layer. These teeth quickly get cavities, rot, and decay; even with proper maintenance.
Luck of the genetic draw, it tends to run in families.
But I will say this much, you can get away with a daily brushing, but not less. I had 2 roommates over the years with bad teeth, and despite them saying they took care of the teeth, they weren't commonly known to brush (and other aspects of their hygiene were equally questionable).
Growing up I had a cavity on one of my permanent teeth, it got pretty big and nearly lost my tooth. Anyway, I remember dreading eating and even worse drinking anything but luke warm water, I was a walking skelly.
it's too hard to take a picture of, but one of my teeth that i chew with is almost completely rotted away. hurts like fuck to chew food.
i naturally have bad teeth, but it's mostly due to not taking care of them.
i'm from canada.
Yeah, I'm gonna take the blankets and shit off the bed.
Alright, thanks, anons.
You know, it's a real damn shame that alcohol would fuck up the healing some how.
Thanks for all the replies, I hope you guys keep your teeth clean.
I will look into dental treatments like braces.
Except when it comes to the dating game, I'm sure you lose 5 points and a 10 point scale of attractiveness as soon as she knows your teeth are fake.
I'd say it's worth the couple minutes of brushing a day that it takes to not lose your real teeth.
But yes, a set of dentures is superior to a rotted methmouth.
I will, I want a gf or wife in later life. Need a nice smile to get one.
Same except the thumb sucking. Teeth were in bad shape at 16, still have black patches from an over-view. Frontal view is good. Started going oout dentist in Poland, dirt cheap and very good. Tons of fillings etc. Teeth are in good shape now. Brush twice a day without fail
I know that feel OP.
>Diagnosed with blood disorder that all but prevents clotting.
>Gums bleed profusely at the slightest touch with toothbrush.
Luckily my teeth are in good condition, just discoloured. Also causes bad breath, which is more embarrassing for me.
You don't really, but it helps.
My dad had fucked up teeth when him and my mom married.
So fucked up, he ended up meeting some high end dentist who does work on famous people, that the guy said if he'd be willing to be a before and after model he'd give my dad a massive discount. It was like 8k of work for a few hundred dollars after what the insurance covered.
Want fucked teeth? I'll take the award.
>brushed 1-2X a day whole life
>not a drug addict, weed n cigs is all
>YES I know they're fucked and I'm getting them yanked
>NO I don't give a fuck what any of you think
>NO I don't give a fuck what any of you think
ive got one removed. its not 2 fucking bad but its quite bad. Had a small fever the day after and the pain presisted for 2-3 days. 2nd day is defo the worst. get some painkillers
First I floss and scrape my tongue. I keep a little box of baking soda just for my bathroom, I just wet my tooth brush and dip it in. But I use an oral b electric one though, so it's pretty small. I would guess like a half teaspoon of baking soda and like equal amount of hydrogen peroxide. I just squirt a few drops in my mouth, than proceed to brush.
I do this every morning after breakfast. Once a day is fine, it is pretty abrasive so be sure to rinse well with warm water. I will rinse with warm water and baking soda throughout the day when I get the chance, usually after meals. I do the above mentioned routine again but I dilute it with warm water, because I oil pull before bed. That's 20 mins of swishing with coconut oil. The science behind is it that it pulls toxins from the gums/blood.
Scared for what? Shit didn't hurt at all only when they tighten them up it hurt a little for a day but that was only like a couple of times per year. If u can get braces get them because they will make you look a lot better believe me.
stop being scared, dentists have seen it all and will help you. it's really that simple bro. and you'll be wearing braces...to give you a perfect smile, a few people will take the piss of course but in the end nobody will really care.
laughed at by who? the people you know will take the piss and have a bit of banter but not care, the people you don't know...who cares, you're doing it for you not them. you're over thinking it bro, just slap them on and you'll be golden.
Had all four taken at once
Found out I was allergic to Vicodin after taking it from 9/10 pain
>projectile vomit everywhere
>stomach acid into fresh wisdom tooth wounds
>ride out pain and survive on jello mashed potatoes ice cream and soups
DONT EAT RICE A GRAIN CAN GET LODGED INSIDE YOUR SOCKET
dudes, just don't do it.
it will fuck your teeth up well in the long run, i promise.
flouride in toothpase-dosis is harmless, and stating in one sentence, that flouride ist toxic, so you recommend hydrogen peroxide is the biggest bullshit ever.
as a dentist, super white teeth look unnatural to me. just stay with your normal toothcolor. if you desperately want bleached teeth, go see a dentist, or reduce smoking and drinking coffe and tea.
Thanks anon I appreciate that. Unfortunately dentists in Canada cost a fortune and I have to choose between having a place to live and food or the dentist. Welfare rejects get it all covered 100% though, nice system.
Stop living off of soda and brush your teeth. $25K my ass. This shit happens to tons of teens now days and it's about $2k to fix and will last you 10-20 years if you actually take care of your teeth (ie: stop chugging soda and brush your teeth)
i had nice teeth and dentists confirmed that regularly until i was 17. that was when a new dentist decided to x-ray my teeth. apparently i had 7 cavities between my molars. i never flossed and no dentist told me that it was necessary.
since that day i have a lot of grey fillings that look like shit and some of them had to be replaced after a few years because the teeth rot away underneath.
so just floss at least once a day, it may be worth it!
Healthcare in Canada is free but doesn't cover dental genius. Benefits pay 80% but even 20% of a dental bill is impossible when you have rent to pay, food to buy, utilities to pay and all the other joys of life when you don't still live with parents.
i also had a teeth in my palate. I had to take 7 anesthesia shots in mouth and after that they used a scalpel to cut open my palate and removed the teeth. My mouth felt the same size as a football after that.
Im British so genetically have bad teeth.
I visit my nawe-knaw (Dentist to Americans) maybe once/twice a year. Always get a full sugar rub and gum licking as standard. Hes slightly concerned though as they are a lot dark then they should be, on the verge of being 1/3 black grade II but always thought this was normal?
He suggested bleaching them to make them yellow again, will Domestos do? My friend tried it and his look great now.
Down to 6 sugarcubes a day and only smoke 70-80 fags a day so getting there.
I would worry more about the cost rather the dating game. Having fake teeth is nothing you mention at the first date, and when things go well, she probably doesn't care. ANd if she does, she's a bitch and you dump her. Easy.
fuck you and your fluoride. It is legit a toxin. You're not supposed to ingest it, yet it still gets absorbed into your gums as you brush. I stay as fluoride free as possible and have healthy enamel. For over a decade, so your logic is bullshit. Certain communites that use holistic dental hygeine have no hstory of fucking cavities at all, like tribal folks. (Though that is also largely due to them not eating so much sugar as westernized communities do)
You and the ADA count on the fluoridated masses to degrade the dental hygiene so you can stay in practice, why would you endorse holistic dental hygiene than. You god damned shill.
Fuck you you fucking fucks
I aim for food grade hygiene items in everything I do anyway. My health is al the evidence I need, so fuck off.
cant believe i do this to prove a 16 yo with self esteem issues wrong.
see, the patient fir the prothesis also didt want snow white teeth.
You're pear shaped and have a goofy face.
You're not "alright looking".
Hit the gym, stop eating like shit and fix that stupid hair.
Damn. Im 19 and im about to go to uni. Britbong. My teeth are fuarked but im kinda shy and i dont like speeking to people. My teeth are yellow and i need braces but i have severe social problems.
your bite and shit looks nicely aligned. just get veneers and you'll be golden
> got braces as a kid, literally had tusks
> did horrible with them but somehow kept them as long as they wanted me to
> cleaned up for a while, fairly regular brushes and shit
> dog then chewed my retainer up
> crowded up a little but seems to have stopped
> fast forward, now 22
> got married at 19, stupid I know
> had a kid shortly after
> moved up north somewhere way to expensive for us
> mother said she'd help, she tried and failed for her own good reasons
> end up losing most of my hours at work due to various reasons
> wife goes back to work
> I'm staying at home with an infant and working from home
> long story short I get reasonably depressed
> stop taking care of my self as well as I should
> ate/drank unhealthy for about a year
> talk shit out with wife, decide to move back south where her family should be able to help
> pull myself out of depression, life is slowly picking back up
> start to brush my teeth, general grooming again
> goddamn holes in a few of my near front teeth on the top near the gum lime
> I can live with the light discoloration
> not sure how these will affect my teeth in the coming months
> no insurance yet due to moving between states and whatnot
Moral of the story is I'm in this boat too. I wish I had taken better care of my teeth but I'm glad I'm not the worst one here. I can still drink sodas, and eat unhealthy without it hurting my mouth. I just feel like I'm a few bad nights away from making them beyond that.
I'm admittedly afraid to go to a dentist, not super embarrassed but a little none the less.
Now I do my best to brush at least once a night and if I "forget" to do so in the morning. It's keeping them like they are at least.
Well hooray for the Netherlands...guess you just skipped over the whole 20% of a dentist bill is impossible with...
INSURANCE FOR RIDE..
Read the WHOLE post, then respond.
Mine aren't too bad. A bit crooked and yellow. But all i have are 2 cavities one which requires a root canal.
OP, you have worse problems than your bottom teeth. Pic related.
You DEFINITELY need braces asap.
Fixing them will help with the social problems. Had to use braces as well, it's pain at first, but after a while, you don't even notice it.
And GOD DAMN the feeling when you remove them, you'll feel more free than Rose from Titanic when she stood on the bow of the ship.
Didn't brush my teeth consistently as a kid, had several extractions and stainless steel crowns which are super sensitive to tempurature. Need braces due to horrible inbred british genes.
Dude, they're your friends, if they laugh at you their either joking or assholes. Can't really help with the money part though, but as you're 19 your parents should be able to help you with that, at least giving you a loan.
Trust me, better now than later, its going to be harder the longer you wait. Everyone has an awkward timw growing up, let your braces be a part of that, not later in life.
I know exactly how you feel, My parents did teach us good brush habits, But without regular dentist visits, that didn't help... And when I was young, and already had 2 adult front teeth, My brother pushed me onto the corner of a wooden bed frame pushing my two front teeth up, and out.... severly miss-aligning them.
Then over time, one got cracked from a spring catching me in the mouth, and the other... just got an unexplained VERY painful hole in it.. so I had them pulled.
I hate dental work and pain, so even with dentist offering to pull the other two fucked up front teeth and giving me a partial denture with good, clean, straight teeth to fix my smile... I don't go, and it isn't an issue of money, because I have good insurance that will cover it almost all.
I've been told I have a "Meth mouth" despite having never done any hard drugs ever (smoked pot once in a blue moon, rarely drank)
Aaand a palette cleanser to top it off.
>weed helped me quit
>I've been sober 10 years.
So much this. I am terrified of the dentist and a gl popular guy in general but I always hated my teeth. Typical poor kid, parents didn't push brushing and hygiene much so I started at like 21 myself. I've had a few rear molars fall out over time from old fillings. One day I had a piece of my front tooth literally fall off and I was just done. I made an appointment and have been having everything addressed and the Weight it lifts is indescribable. Ive been brushing twice a day and flossing for years and years now and overall things are somewhat ok. I even opened up to a critical friend once about getting veneers and he asked me what the he'll was wrong with me teeth and that made me almost want to cry. A lot of this is in my/ your head unless your teeth are really fucked.
Whatever you choose to do just face your fears now and thank yourself later for living free.
go to a dental school and get them to fix them. significantly cheaper bills and prescriptions (if prescriptions will even help your ass at this point..)
in your position, you're better off getting those fuckers ripped the fuck out and getting dentures or implants..
you'll be in for lots of fucking root canals if they bother fixing that train wreck
I thought I had bad teeth before entering this thread. You have all uplifted my day immensely, thanks everybody!
You need to get your arse to the dentist fucking pronto. Braces aren't even a thing anymore. Loads of people have them and a lot find it cute (I admit that's more for girls than guys)
Teeth whitening wise. If you cannot afford pro whitening, use the crest supreme strips. Those mother fuckers work! Mine were a little off colour due to the fact I used to smoke so I got some and they dramatically whitened them and they even work for badly stained brown teeth.
Avoid dry socket like your life depended on it.
Expect to look like a pear afterwards.
Get real comfortable eating soft food.
Don't freak out when you can't open your mouth wide for a week or so. It's normal.
If you are getting both sides numbed, don't panic, you can breath. The numbness just makes you think you won't be able to. Chill your bean and breath through your nose.
Wow the thread is still up.
I'm back, lads.
Blood pouring out of my mouth, I've actually put on a surgical mask.
What in the hell can I eat?
I've got ice cream, but I ain't much on soup or apple sauce.
Is ramen safe?
nah man look at my boy joey mills here. and hes a major porn star
lol the blood is normal. When the numbness starts to wear off, the pain is gonna kick in. The minute you start to feel a hint of acheyness, neck the fucking painkillers.
Don't fucking smoke or do anything that might suck the blood clots out of your wounds. Seriously, you do not want dry socket.
Warm tea/ and biscuits that have been dunked are good. Soup, mashed potato, jelly (jello), ice cream ect..
How many did you have out?
Am I too late for the dental fuckfest?
>I feel fucking terrible.
Go into debt for your teeth. Just fucking do it. You don't need insurance, you don't need cash up front. Go to dentist offices and work on a payment plan. If you tell them that you don't have insurance, most will let you pay as you can. Dentists are really fucking cool and are excited to help people who really don't like the way their teeth look. You wish is a pretty easily grant-able one. You just have to sack the fuck up and try you lil pussy. Avoid braces at all costs. Adult ortho will shorten your roots as most orthodontists will try and move your teeth far too fast. If you're going to do it, go invisalign. Stop being a fucking retard and take care of important shit in your life. Your teeth are the first thing people see and almost always make snap judgements. Do this shit for yourself. Don't be a NEET.
t. dental hygenist.
My top row are all right, except my incisors bend out a bit. My bottom teeth are basically scattered about halfway to fuck, so I've learned to smile with only my too teeth showing, at least until I get braces.
>thinks a pamphlet proves his point..
Guess if it's true you're a terrible dentist, don't even realize genetics is a factor.
Haha justify your fucked teeth however you want pal. This case is obviously cannot be attributed to genetics. Enjoy eating applesauce with your dentures for the rest of your life.
You're a good-looking dude. And you don't look like some spoiled, arrogant, faggot fuckboy like so many young faggots look like these days, and that's a good thing. Don't listen to these rude, faggot cocksuckers on here. Most of the lowlife pieces of shit on here are exactly that: lowlife pieces of shit.
However, you should cut your hair. Short. Shave it, and you will look like a motherfucking gangster renegade!
People like you are pathetic wastes of life. Go fuck yourself. Your mother is probably a whore. Try being a decent person once in a while. You might just like it.
>It must take fucking YEARS of neglect to get teeth that bad
Nah, antibiotics at a young age can stop enamel growth. Some people just have soft teeth. Once enamel is gone, it's gone.
They're not ridiculous Hollywood white or anything, but they work really well. If you use them for 14 days, you then get a whiter than white look, but I think that looks a little fake.
Please explain to me why I'd care what some anon claiming to be a dentist on /b/ has to say?
Uh oh, you'll probably call me "edgy" now.
Have you seen proper adults with braces? They look way worse than a teen or young adult. The sooner the better you get those braces.
>joke's on you, I don't even care that my teeth are shit!
Bro clearly people are trying to help you, it seems like you're in a bit of denial about how you've looked after your teeth, which is why you're adamantly refuting everything said to you. You have to admit it's a bit weird to brush twice a day, as you said, and still end up like that.