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Dental Phobia leading to depression



New member
Founding Member
Apr 1, 2008
Hello everyone,
I have quite a few cavities and some of them are on my
front teeth. I feel like I can't talk to anyone anymore without them being
repulsed by the very sight of my teeth. I want to seek help, but I can't find enough courage or enough money to get this problem fixed.
I have been living my days as if they were my last and I haven't figured out why until now. I'm completely digusted with my teeth and it brings so much heart-ache and overwhelming stress.
And on top of that I'm still in love with someone, but I know that wouldn't have anything to do with me if they found out my secret. I'm very good at hiding my teeth, but I don't want to do it anymore. I want to be able to smile and laugh with friends or random people, but I can't.
Suicide has crossed my mind. And I know that this seems a little much for just bad teeth, but it seems like the only way out. I'm so scared of dentists and what they will think about my teeth. If someone has any advice I am more than willing to listen.

Mary on the hill

Well-known member
Jul 22, 2020
Batavia NY
Some colleges have a free dental school. Call the colleges in your area and ask to be put on a list. You may have to wait a year or more. Students will fix all your teeth for free. My friend did it.
The dentist is not repulsed by your teeth. He/she will gladly love to fix them. So don't worry. Try the colleges. I think most have a Dental School. Before they fix your teeth they will clean them though. It's worth the wait.