24 year old with dentures and I'm loving it!
In August of 2010 I received the news that like most of the women in my family, my teeth were rotting from the inside out. I was ordered to get immediate dentures.Devastation. I was depressed for about a month until I finally got up the nerve to tell anyone. A 23 year old, recently divorced, mother of 3 does NOT want to hear that she has to have all of her teeth removed. I ignored it. Until an infection developed and started to spread. March of 2011 I went to probably the sweetest oral practice in the state of Georgia, extracted what mouth I had left. I think the hardest part was not being able to eat. The second hardest part, telling my boyfriend of 5 months. Thankfully he has been amazing throughout this time. We're actually getting married next month! What helped me, was keeping my chin up. Crack a joke about yourself to a sibling or a loved one. Take out your teeth in the mirror & make funny faces. So, just take your weird looking smile lol, and eat something you used to avoid. What's gonna happen? Are your teeth going to fall out? ;) It's too late to feel bad about yourself. So, smile!