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Dentist

Looks like I’m going to have to give in and get a dentist appointment.

I would like to get my teeth cleaned anyways as I have some plaque on it.

I need to go because top left side of my mouth I had a tooth and it’s slowly broken and now it’s very little tooth there. So hoping to get an appointment for feb half term in like 4 weeks. I think I know what he will say. Think it will have to come out and a maybe another tooth as well.

Hate how much dental stuff I need done, just not sure how much it will cost be now as I’m 18 😑

Maybe should just pay for them to all be taken out and get some dentures 😩

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Deep breath, Lou, and make that appointment If you could seen the state of my teeth you'd have no problems in going to a dentist! Here's a link to current NHS Dental charges nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1781.aspx?...

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LL, I am sure you know this but you really should see a dentist at least once a year & preferably every 6 months.

Try to get your teeth in order now, then make regular appointments.

You must have read here how neglecting your teeth could possibly affect your condition.

I am an old lady & still have all my own teeth in good condition. The thought of filling my mouth with dentures horrifies me.....so get thee to the dentist LL!

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I’ve made an appointment for 2nd feb for a check and a clean . Last year dentist referred me to hospital and in June I had 3 teeth taken out . That were at the back . Every time I go they always wanna take teeth so I end up not going. From now I will make 6 month to year appointments

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LL....The more you don't go to the dentist the more teeth you will lose.....

If at your next appointment the dentist suggests a course of treatment ....take the advice & attend the appointments.

Believe me I have enough friends who have dentures & it shouldn't be an option for an 18 year old. Dumping the sugary drinks will help!

It's all very well thinking you'll get implants, but unless you win the Lottery.....you can forget that, a full mouth of implants could cost £50,000+.

You have been so diligent in getting all your qualifications please get your teeth looked after......prospective employers don't look kindly on young people with bad teeth.. ...especially when look after children.

I know if you are nervous of the dentist it's a big hill to climb....but it's something you just have to do. Tell the dentist you are nervous....sometimes you can get light sedation to help you cope.

Go onLL...you can do it!

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I’m gonna go and go regularly . Stop it before it gets and further

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Atta Girl!

You'll be glad when your 50 you won't be looking at your teeth in a glass by your bed!

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Hey Lou,

Good to hear you're thinking about going to the dentist. It can be quite infuriating going back and forth to the dentist a lot for a course of treatment, but once it's done, you can make sure you get the necessary advice and regular check ups you need.

Regarding paying, if you get all your treatment done in one go (not in 1 day, but over the course of a couple of weeks), you usually only pay for the most expensive treatment, so you'd be better off getting it all sorted now. However, check with your receptionist and dentist as a lot of practices are a mix of NHS/Private and some hygienists may be private but the dentist is NHS. Very annoying!

Also, please try and save what teeth you can. Sounds like the broken down one is too far gone, but talk to anyone with partial or complete dentures and they'd prefer their teeth any day of the week!

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My mum actually has no teeth she’s had dentures since she was about 21 because she ate polos and in rotted all her teeth away.

I’m not bothered about this broken tooth as it’s out of sight. I just want to get things sorted because I end up losing teeth at the front

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Aye, I'm sure it'll be sorted, and losing one or two back teeth doesn't really affect your eating, so it's good you're getting it all sorted. Then see if you can see your dentist every 6 months to get some advice and to catch problems earlier.

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Will do thanks

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Hi Loulamb. I’ll start by saying I hate going to the dentist. But I’m also too scared NOT to go as I don’t want to lose my teeth. Last week I had to have two big fillings where she had to build up the sides of my tooth to save it. I was terrified before the appointment but I made myself go and I can honestly say I didn’t feel a thing. Dentistry has come on leaps and bounds since the 1950s when I was born! Also I have Sjogrens Syndrome so the dentist gave me fluoride toothpaste on prescription. I get prescriptions free because I’m ancient but I’m sure I read you were thinking of buying a prescription prepayment certificate. So go and get your teeth sorted and they’ll last you a lifetime. Good luck!

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