Hey everyone! My name is Amber, I’m 22 y/o medical student and can’t remember the last time I smiled. My whole family has really bad teeth, so I guess it is in my genes. What made the whole situation even worse was the fact that I suffered from bulimia for almost all my high school. I was very young and extremely stupid. Now I know how bad I damaged my body, but the time can’t be reversed. After the long time I took all my courage and went to the dentist. Situation is very bad. I need crowns on my front teeth, several root canals and even couple extractions. As medical student I know how important is dental health because it can lead to very serious diseases as endocarditis and I am ashamed of myself. Everytime I meet someone new, I feel like they are only looking at my rotten teeth, I get self conscious and become silent. I don’t really go out or do much because I don’t want to feel judged.
In my free time from studies I worked some jobs and saved some coins but as a medical student I don’t really have much time left so the money I earned isn’t enough, as the sum I need is approximately 3ooo euros. That is enormous amount of money for me. However, I know that with time the situation will get even worse.
My family is caring but they can’t help me financially.
I am really depressed and sometimes I feel like I will never be able to smile again and be confident in myself.
I would be very grateful for any help, please, help me smile again…