Due to lack of insurance since being dropped by my parents insurance at the age of 21, I have not been to a dentist since. I'm 27 now, and haven't been to a dentist for myself since just before my 22 birthday. My teeth aren't horrible to look at I promise. I brush and floss and rinse, but my teeth need some serious help. I have all 4 wisdom teeth still that I would love to have pulled. The top two grew in outwards and the bottom two have massive cavities. The whole left side of my face is sensitive. I can promise many a cavity on that side. To boot, I used to smoke, I drink coffee and tea like its going out of fashion, and I eat a ton of fruits. I finally found a dentist in my area who works on a sliding scale of fees, the soonest appointment is 9 months out! But to be honest, I'm scared shitless to go to the dentist. No not because of the drills and needles, that, as much as I dislike, I can take, I'm scared for the ass ripping I'm sure to get from the hygienist and dentist.
There it is, not a horrible confession, but not something I'm proud of either.