My dh has a genetic condition that effects the enamel in his teeth. We're on state insurance, and they won't pay for him to get dentures until literally every single one of his teeth have fallen out, or he's hospitalized because of an infection. The most they'll pay for is to have his teeth taken out one by one.. whenever they cause debilitating pain.
: We've been waiting for years for them to approve dentures. He's 33.
It would improve his self esteem so much. The poor guy never smiles at all anymore and when he laughs he automatically puts his hand over his mouth in a little "tee hee" sorta way because he's ashamed.
The kids learned really fast that it made daddy sad to talk about his teeth, and that he wasn't to be used as an "example" of why you should always brush. (because really it has nothing to do with hygiene)
And now, after 6 pregnancies and nursing 4.5 years.. my teeth are starting to rot in my own head.
I go to the dental clinic to hopefully get another abscessed and broken tooth pulled next week, I'm 29.