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Stop putting off going to the dentist!

Stop putting off going to the dentist!

About 4 years ago, I started to see something wrong with my teeth. It wasn’t pretty – but some of my teeth near the back looked like they were decaying. Wait. Decaying is too nice of a word. Rotting. They looked like they were rotting right near my gum. I was petrified. I did the typical thing that someone does in 2018 – I googled it.

I got the usual response from Google: You have a brain tumour and you are going to die.

I hadn’t been to the dentist in 7 years. I’d always had good teeth. When I was a child and my mum took me to the dentist, Dr Payne (yes, that was his name!) always said how healthy my teeth were and how clear it was that I looked after them. When I was around 8, I hadn’t lost a single baby tooth and my adult teeth started growing being my baby teeth. I saw that a sign of well looked after teeth! I had to have some removed to allow them to move into the correct space.

When I went off to university, I had intended on coming home for appointments. But it only happened once. Then I stopped. Then I got kicked out of my dentist. Then I didn’t go for 7 years. Then it was doom.

I looked into dentists around my area most of then weren’t accepting new patients. The waiting lists were long and I didn’t want to pay lots for a private dentist. I finally got in with an NHS dentist and prepared myself for the worst. I thought they were going to tell me that all my teeth were going to fall out and I needed false teeth. This is partly because I am dramatic and partly because my dad and one of my brothers both needed false teeth from an early age.

I went to the dentist, they asked on a scale of one to ten hour nervous I was and I said nine. From there they did everything possible to make me comfortable, talking me through everything they were doing. I had cavities that needed filling in. That’s all. Phew!

The moral of the story is – dentists aren’t that scary. If you put off going, you build it up into your head to be a big deal when it’s not.

Also – you take your smile for granted until you become aware of a problem with your teeth. Then you lose confidence. Are hyper-aware every time you smile to keep your mouth closed. It can have a real effect on how you communicate with others. Companies like Saving Faces can really help you gain your confidence back with treatments in Liverpool veneers, braces, teeth whitening and more!

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4 Comments

  • Sarah

    I think I’m one of those really weird people who loves going to the Dentist. I’ve had the same dentist since before I even had teeth and he’s always been amazing. I go twice a year for a check up and deep clean and have, touch wood, never had a problem. You really can’t put a price on looking after your teeth!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Honey

    I was lucky enough? to wear braces so I had to go to the dentist every 2 weeks and she would tell me if something was wrong so I could go and repair it. However, since I took the braces off, I’ve been only going if something actually started to hurt and then it was too late. I’ve been postponing the visit for 3 months now. I’m gonna go, but who knows when haha
    and I love the part about brain tumor here. good luck with that haha

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

  • Honey

    I was lucky enough? to wear braces so I had to go to the dentist every 2 weeks and she would tell me if something was wrong so I could go and repair it. However, since I took the braces off, I’ve been only going if something actually started to hurt and then it was too late. I’ve been postponing the visit for 3 months now. I’m gonna go, but who knows when haha
    and I love the part about brain tumor here. good luck with that haha

    xo Honey
    http://honeysroyaltybeauty.blogspot.hr/
    https://twitter.com/Honey_KJ
    https://www.instagram.com/anitsirk_j/?hl=en

  • Rebeca

    It is true, dentists have always generated a bit of fear and I am one of those who postpone appointments to the dentist but your post has made me think to visit one as soon as possible because lengthening the visit to the dentist can be very harmful to health oral.

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