To ask if you have perfect teeth?
BeeMyBaby · 28/10/2018 22:29
And by perfect I mean no fillings or pain, not how white or straight they are.
I know of a woman with two children in her forties with no fillings.
I was very proud of my teeth but got a surface filling at 29 when pregnant with my 3rd child (relevant because pregnancy can weaken your teeth), and at 31 i have been told that I have brushed my teeth so hard that I now have receding gums causing me daily pain (particularly on the tooth that had the surface filling), so the nerve is now almost showing and anything that touches it is sore.
I just guess I wanted to know if everyone else had great teeth and I was going to end up being the only woman my age with their teeth falling out or actually it's pretty standard for your teeth to go downhill when you are over 30?
bimbobaggins · 28/10/2018 22:32
No! I wish I did though and have made sure my dc has. I’m currently going through hell at the moment with dental issues
MereDintofPandiculation · 28/10/2018 22:34
My teeth are better now than when younger because I'm looking after them better. Instructions on how to look after teeth have changed hugely over my lifetime - really useful to ask your dentist about latest advice on how to brush, when to brush (how soon after a meal), and interdontal cleaning.
kaytee87 · 28/10/2018 22:34
I have 2 small surface fillings at 31. Not bad going but not perfect.
ShadyLady53 · 28/10/2018 22:36
34, no fillings, no pain, no extractions, even have my wisdom teeth.
According to my dentist it’s very rare and I’m treated like his prize cow every time I go for a check up. I had many years of orthodontics and painful fixed braces/retainers and got a generally shit deal in other areas of my life so I’ll take the good teeth.
I don’t have children (yet) but both my mum and my grandmother lost their teeth during or after pregnancy and needed dentures at a young age. My aunt never had kids and had good teeth. I think it’s something to do with calcium loss? At least that’s what they were told.
JaceLancs · 28/10/2018 22:38
I don’t I’m afraid although I’ve not needed any dental work done other than scale and polish for over 20 years
DD and DS 27 and 25 have perfect teeth as in no fillings or extractions
When I was younger dentists didn’t try to save teeth
NC4Now · 28/10/2018 22:39
I have no fillings and don’t ever get pain or toothache but I don’t think they are perfect.
I’d like them whiter and I had quite a few removed for overcrowding. Orthodontistry’s come on a lot since I was a kid.
BeeMyBaby · 28/10/2018 22:39
Aqua my teeth aren't really falling out, they are just sore. I have started a new gentler routine so hopefully that should stop further recession. It just sucks that you can try so much to look after your teeth and you still end up in pain. I keep singing Bart simpsons your damned if you do, damned if you don't song.
motheroftinydragons · 28/10/2018 22:41
I am 34. No fillings or issues with teeth. I've never had anything more than a quick clean at the dentist. They could be a bit whiter and straighter but they are fine.
I don't know why my teeth are so good. I've always brushed well twice a day but I am a bit lazy with flossing. I've never drunk a lot of fizzy or sugary drinks and I'm not a huge fan of fruit. Maybe that's why? Not sure. I don't think it's genetic, my brother (who was always made to brush just as well as I did) has a mouthful of fillings and has had to have some root canals.
RedTulip86 · 28/10/2018 22:41
Crap teeth due to my mother lacking some nutrients whilst pregnant with me and also lack of care when young. Both of my pregnancies planned, both DC have huge gnashers, I drum into them how important oral hygiene is
YerAWizardHarry · 28/10/2018 22:42
Im only 25 (almost 26) and no fillings, pain etc. Have straight, relatively white teeth but had 6 years of ortho treatment. My dentist says I'm his favourite patient
motheroftinydragons · 28/10/2018 22:42
I also have two small children, if that makes a difference. My teeth haven't changed at all after either pregnancy.
edwinbear · 28/10/2018 22:43
43 no fillings, no dentistry at all other than my 6 monthly check ups. Is that unusual?
fairlyhumble · 28/10/2018 22:44
Teeth Ok until 3rd pregnancy and now have recession on lower teeth(they look awful) and they generally look like the enamel has thinned and so look awful IMO. My teeth were my pride and joy before so this sudden decline has come as a surprise.
Givemeallyourcucumber · 28/10/2018 22:45
I have 3 DCs and my teeth are fine. Never had anything done to them. No fillings, no pain, no braces etc.
I don't have any Wisdom teeth though. I am also 30.
edwinbear · 28/10/2018 22:46
shady you had years of orthodontics but will take the good teeth?? There’s an oxymoron no?
Givemeallyourcucumber · 28/10/2018 22:46
I do wonder if I will ever get my Wisdom Teeth? I guess I may never be wise!
AdultHumanFemale · 28/10/2018 22:48
44, 2 young DC, had my first filling last year. Scandinavian preventative dental care in childhood with monthly flouride rinses might play a part.
Aintnothingbutaheartache · 28/10/2018 22:49
Me & DH have nice teeth to look at but gob fulls of mercury which we have had replaced.
All dc have never had a filling, all had braces.
It’s a different world now
Cel982 · 28/10/2018 22:51
36, have had three root canals, one extraction and too many fillings to count. All this despite twice daily brushing since early childhood I do have a fondness for fizzy drinks, which certainly doesn't help.
PurdysChocolate · 28/10/2018 22:55
I'm 33 with 2 kids. Never had a filling for a cavity, even though I'm super lazy and only brush before bed and never floss. I also eat a very sugary diet.
However, the middle of my molars are partially filled, I suppose to protect them. I had braces. Had my wisdom teeth removed. So in my early 20s had a perfectly straight white healthy smile, but I've let it go a bit. I now have a bit of gum recession, possibly from brushing too hard but my dentist also told me it happens with age.
ItsASunnyDay · 28/10/2018 22:57
1 surface filling so far. Am 34. Also had gum problems after stopping smoking (10 years ago) and was always spitting blood when brushing. A combination of using an electric toothbrush, flossing and initially quarterly and now half yearly visits to my incredible hygienist means my gums are in good health again now.
Gibble1 · 28/10/2018 23:02
No fillings until after I had my DC2. At which point I need 5. I cracked my teeth in labour but also think dentist was perhaps a little shall we say over zealous? Din’t Have any pain or anything, just went for a regular 6 month check up and voila.
Flatwhite32 · 28/10/2018 23:06
I'm 33 and have no fillings and have never had a brace. I hated fizzy drinks as a child (still do), don't drink much fruit juice (I prefer water) and have never been a big fan of sweets. I do think it's luck though regarding the lack of fillings! I have to floss very thoroughly though, as I have rubbish gums!
DramaAlpaca · 28/10/2018 23:07
I'm in my 50s and at my last checkup a few weeks ago the dentist told me I have very good teeth
I do have a few fillings, but they are shallow ones and were done a long time ago. They don't bother me, most people my age have a lot more. I'm very grateful that I have nice even teeth thanks to orthodontics in my teens.
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