- Jan 25, 2020
- Birmingham, UK
Ok so I've had an issue with alcoholism for a while(since i was 15, been living alone) and you can see how that might affect my brushing. I would go long periods of time without touching a toothbrush. I've tried for a long time to get a healthy brushing habit but didn't get to it until recently, so I've been barely brushing for years. My teeth always looked completely fine, other than a bit of discoloration(I have always used mouthwash though), but I've always had this anxiety that there might be more going on. Today I was trying to get a piece of food out from between my teeth(I have braces) while looking in the mirror and I pushed my gum a bit and noticed a little black spot on my tooth. I fiddled with the toothpick a bit and a bit more bellow the gum it feels like a pretty big cavity and if I scrape it it hurts. The rest of my mouth seems fine but I can't be sure. I will get an appointment to get it checked, but until then I really need to know how bad it can be.