I'm 15 and I need to go to the dentist since I've been neglecting my teeth for awhile. I know I need to go,but I don't want to be criticised by the dentist and I just think it'd be extremely embarrassing. Can anyone give me advice?


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Donald Trump's Hair Is Lovely Profile

Sure I can, and will, and please heed my advice...swallow your pride and go. You only get one set of teeth. Never forget that. Now, go on.................get!

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Skye Brook answered

You're only fifteen, so no matter how bad you feel your teeth are I'm sure they aren't nearly as bad as what your dentist sees in his nightmares. Yes, your dentist will tell you that you need to take better care of your teeth and all that jazz, but this doesn't necessarily mean that he is criticizing you or that you need to feel embarrassed. Everyone's dentist tells them how they can do better. You already said yourself you know you need to go, so just go and get it over with! I promise it won't be as bad as you are imagining.

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Toni Pauze answered

I assure you that dentist is not going to criticize you. They are there to help not make fun of.  You know you need to go so go.

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PJ Stein answered

My husband and I moved around everything 3-6 months for a few years. There was no getting into a dentist during that time. When we finally settled in one place I honestly didn't think of the dentist as I had other things going on. Then one night eating ice cream the pain hit. The next night the same thing. I got online looking for a dentist. Don't wait for the pain, just go now. Most dentist understand when patients have things come up and you don't go. They are there to help you and get you back on track. And honestly, if your dentist is rude or makes you feel bad, find another dentist. There is no reason to put up with that. Besides you are paying them and they work for you.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

Just go and get this behind you.  You will feel so much better without the worry.

SuperFly Original Profile

I'm 21 and when I last went to the dentist I needed 2 root canals and multiple cavities. I didn't get any sense of judgment by both of the dentists there.

Most dentists will always tell you that you need to take better care of your teeth, regardless of how minor the necessity might be. So I wouldn't take that as an insult! Get it done and move on.

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Megan Fisk answered

Just be as honest with hem as you were in this question.  Your dentist will understand, they get this all the time and they are there to help you.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

You need not worry that the dentist will belittle you for not taking better care of your teeth. Since such comments are bad for business, your fear of being scolded is probably unfounded. Most dentists have an interest in speaking kindly to their clients. Since healthy teeth contribute to improved general health and can help you to enjoy life more fully, why not pay your dentist a visit? You may be pleasantly surprised.

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Anonymous answered

Clean your teeth and try to take care of them more. I bet they aren't that bad, and just brush your teeth before you go to the dentist so they won't be as bad, if you're that worried.

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