• Welcome to Dental Fear Central! This is a place for mutual support and any questions you may have that are related to dental phobia, fear or anxiety. It is run by volunteers with first-hand experience of dental phobia and anxiety together with dental practitioners who like to help. The "Verified dentist" badges will tell you whether an answer has been provided by a qualified dental practitioner. If you'd like to use all the features of this forum and share your own experiences, or if you are a dental professional who would like to contribute, register now.

    We strive to promote a safe, friendly and trustworthy environment with our team of moderators monitoring all discussions daily.

Do you let your partner look in your mouth ?

M

MissMarie

Junior member
Joined
Feb 5, 2018
Messages
2
my boyfriend asked me how many fillings I have the other day , just out of nowhere . I felt sick and weirded out , I just went hot and red . I just asked why he was asking ? He said he was just curious , then teased me saying to open my mouth and let him see . I just got really angry , and feel now I've revealed I have issues with dentistry and I feel embarassed . Anyone else like this? I have amalgam fillings in my back molars , they are so ugly . I didn't want him to see , and I dont like anyine seeing me with my mouth open , even dentists and assistants , I just go red .
 
M

MissJoy

Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2018
Messages
22
You are not alone! My husband and I have been married 10 years and together 5 years before that and no way would I let him look at my mouth. I'm generally very private but also embarrassed by it all. I had a lot of cavities when I was young and have a mouth full of amalgam fillings. My husband was blessed with great teeth. Never needed braces, never had cavities. He can not relate. He has never asked but even if he did I would never even consider showing him.
 
S

StefyS

Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2017
Messages
28
I let my husband look in my mouth if he wants. I had 2 teeth extracted, lower 1st molar and upper second molar and I couldn't bare to look at the them as I felt sick everytime so my husband had to do it! I've also shown my colleagues the extraction sites and I don't have amazing teeth. It's just what you feel comfortable with but no one should ever force you to show them your teeth if you don't feel comfortable other than a dentist of course. Also your teeth are probably not as bad as you think. We always think our teeth look worse than they do.
 
C

cdugue

Junior member
Joined
Feb 20, 2018
Messages
9
I let my husband look now...but it's a new thing, I never did before! I was always sort of ashamed to have him look. The other day though my broken wisdom tooth was acting all wonky and when I checked it, it was so gross. It freaked me out and my husband asked to look. I was so embarrassed but I let him check it out. He wasn't grossed out. I'm so jealous though. He has perfect teeth!
 
T

Thephilsblogbar

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 23, 2015
Messages
597
Location
United Kingdom
I wont now allowed my partner to look in my mouth if I had one, I hate my teeth
 
Top