Hello all,I'm new here as I've only just found this site and need support. I didn't even know there were sites about denting things but I'm so happy that I'm not alone!!!
So here's my situation...
Long story short,I had a really BAD childhood,and when I left home (before I'd even finished school) I had no idea what to do,what healthy things to eat etc etc etc. I ended up living on junk food and diet fizzy drinks as I had to eat and drink but no one to help me to know WHAT things!!!! When I was a child myself and my brothers weren't allowed to mix with other kids,we never went anywhere other then school, so I had no one to advise me anything. Sad but there it is. I'm now 34 and my life is very settled down now,I have 3 children and have been married for 12 years.
My trouble now is that after years and years of drinking diet fizzy,mostly Pepsi, my teeth are completely ruined.
I have a fear of the dentist over many things,one being an old dentist splitting gum to the bone and drilling into my tongue which left me with about 5 stitches in my mouth!!!!! :O
the dentist I went to before I moved last year refused to give me perminant fillings and so now all of my temporay fillings are falling out fast and what few teeth I have of my own are crumbling away now. I can't shake my addiction to fizzy drinks,and believe me,I've tried hard!! Anyway,regardless of all this,I'm now faced with have about 4 or 5 teeth needing to be removed and a denture put in. I'm so ashamed of myself,I have all of the what if's and why didn't I's.
I'm on a lot of medicines,two of which makes my mouth VERY dry and so combined with my horrible teeth my breath smells awful.
About an hour ago another of my teeth that had been done by my old dentist fell out,it's next to my front tooth,so I've had to used temporay fix stuff until I can get to my new dentist on Monday at least.
I feel so bad that at my age,I will have dentures...that people I know will snigger behind my back. I wish the dentist would just take all of my teeth out now. I want to smile and laugh without worrying that people can see my horrible teeth. I can't talk to my friends as they all have nice teeth, my best friend is 36 and doesn't even have one filling!!!!!