Most of the teeth in my mouth are rotting away and there’s nothing that I can do about it.
I don’t have dental insurance, nor can I afford it.
It looks like I’m stuck with emery boards and pliers.
Emery boards file down sharp, broken teeth that start to stab me in the cheek.
Pliers…well, I would have to be drunk as fuck and completely desperate, like that movie where Tom Hanks uses an ice skate to slam a tooth loose.
Eating is a delicate, slow task. I’ve been practicing eating puree foods.
Anything crunchy scares me, like please no, I do not want a potato chip, thank you Aunt Edna (who doesn’t really exist, remember?)
I come from a family of bad teeth. All the dental floss and fancy toothbrushes over the years has done nothing to keep this cluster-fuck of a mouth of mine from going bad on me.
I don’t smile much, not because I don’t feel like it, no, it’s because I’m embarrassed to be seen with these funky chompers.
Unfortunately, about 130 million Americans lack private dental coverage. That includes 22 percent of children between ages 1 and 17, 40 percent of adults between 21 and 64 and 70 percent of seniors age 65 and older. When families can’t afford dental care, they skip it. -netquote.com
If you have dental insurance, go get a nice root canal.
I want pictures.