My teeth are something that I’ve neglected to look after my whole life. I’m extremely embarrassed by them, especially because they are almost completely rotten now at the age of thirty. My parents always told me to brush my teeth. For some reason instead of listening to them and brushing my teeth, I used to stand at the basin and pretend to brush them instead. I don’t know why I did that. It would’ve taken the same amount of time to actually brush my teeth. I failed myself.
After about twenty years of lying to my parents, I decided to start brushing my teeth after a girl I tried to kiss rejected me. She was disgusted by the state of my mouth – I could tell because she hinted at it pretty clearly, pulling away and giving me the number of a dentist near the Bayside area. I can’t even begin to describe how much that hurt me. Years of regret came flooding over me and I knew it was too late, the damage was done.
Six months later, after brushing my teeth morning and night, I still didn’t see a difference. It was obvious that my teeth were rotten beyond repair, and I was devastated. I decided to bite the bullet and book in my first ever appointment at the dentist. I was extremely worried and embarrassed, even before arriving. I knew for a fact that the dentist would never have seen teeth this bad, but I knew they were never going to get better if I didn’t do anything.
Ten years on and it’s safe to say that I have the best preventative dentist in the world. My teeth definitely aren’t perfect and never will be due to years of neglect, but they are ten times better than they were when I approached him ten years ago. I no longer get rejected by girls because of my teeth, which is a massive improvement from my lowest point all those years ago.