DENTAL WORK: Do you still have all your teeth? How do you react to a date/ boyfriend with false teeth?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Sounds like a pretty shallow question, but is it?

    Dental "work" isn't like anything else we encounter in terms of our health and vitality. We need good teeth to eat. Poor dental hygiene can lead to other health related issues. Fillings, root canals, braces, crowns... and
    for some with more difficult issues, periodontal disease or even the yanking of teeth that aren't viable and the insertion of a "bridge" or just false teeth altogether.

    Now we all think of "false teeth" as being something an older person acquires. I remember my Dad getting a bridge a few years ago. I remember thinking, "I'll be damned if I lose my teeth and have to go through that".

    But I've had my share of issues. Braces for 5 years, bone recession,
    root canals (starting in law school), 3 crowns and have become a fanatic about flossing and brushing. I haven't lost any teeth however, other than those that got yanked when I had my braces. My teeth really are still an asset and look good (probably by luck).

    So what's your situation? How good are your teeth? And how do you react if you kiss somebody with a bridge? What about crappy teeth in general? I did once a long time ago..
    and knew it was a bridge immediately. He was only about 30 and had his teeth knocked out in a football game.

    And everybody remember this..... a great smile is one of the most positive first physical impressions you can make!
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    I still have all my teeth. I am happy enough with the teeth I was given, so I don't foresee myself ever getting dental work.

    I am not sure if I have ever kissed anyone with any work done. This 42 year old a few weeks ago MIGHT have, but I am not certain. Plus it didn't seem any different. (but I was drunk...)

    I don't mind dental work, I just hate it when it makes people look like a horse. But there is some that looks great and who am I to judge?
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    When I was younger, there was a guy in his early 20's who had lost all of his teeth to a hereditary condition. He gave the best head when he took his dentures out. Amazing head that I remember to this day.
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidWhen I was younger, there was a guy in his early 20's who had lost all of his teeth to a hereditary condition. He gave the best head when he took his dentures out. Amazing head that I remember to this day.


    LOL.. good point. I think its always important to remember that "dentures" can be the result of anything. It is weird to think a guy in his early 20's would have them.... but things happen. So how did you react when he pulled his teeth out.... or , um, I assume the events at hand were probably a little overwhelming... LOL

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    Aug 28, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    The guy who i kept talking to everyday nowadays has a whole in his uppder jaw. I was pretty surprised to see that but when he said he lost his tooth because of eating too much cotton candy i just find him more cute and i love him more lol.
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    I would think someone with no teeth would be pro at oral sex....you know what I mean? I'm sure he's perfected some techniquesicon_eek.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    It's not a huge issue to me but I do like white teeth! I'm happy with my teeth and keep them clean but I definitely plan on getting veneers when I have enough money saved up, just because I'm vain like that icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidSounds like a pretty shallow question, but is it?

    Dental "work" isn't like anything else we encounter in terms of our health and vitality. We need good teeth to eat. Poor dental hygiene can lead to other health related issues. Fillings, root canals, braces, crowns... and
    for some with more difficult issues, periodontal disease or even the yanking of teeth that aren't viable and the insertion of a "bridge" or just false teeth altogether.

    Now we all think of "false teeth" as being something an older person acquires. I remember my Dad getting a bridge a few years ago. I remember thinking, "I'll be damned if I lose my teeth and have to go through that".

    But I've had my share of issues. Braces for 5 years, bone recession,
    root canals (starting in law school), 3 crowns and have become a fanatic about flossing and brushing. I haven't lost any teeth however, other than those that got yanked when I had my braces. My teeth really are still an asset and look good (probably by luck).

    So what's your situation? How good are your teeth? And how do you react if you kiss somebody with a bridge? What about crappy teeth in general? I did once a long time ago..
    and knew it was a bridge immediately. He was only about 30 and had his teeth knocked out in a football game.

    And everybody remember this..... a great smile is one of the most positive first physical impressions you can make!


    all my teeth.
    no problem for me as long as they don't have bad breath
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    I have all of my teeth icon_biggrin.gif.
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    Ive lost several, inherited weak teeth from my dad
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    loss of teeth can happen to many reasons car accidents and sports injuries are more common than poor hygiene in my opinion
  • tuffguyndc

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    Aug 28, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidSounds like a pretty shallow question, but is it?

    Dental "work" isn't like anything else we encounter in terms of our health and vitality. We need good teeth to eat. Poor dental hygiene can lead to other health related issues. Fillings, root canals, braces, crowns... and
    for some with more difficult issues, periodontal disease or even the yanking of teeth that aren't viable and the insertion of a "bridge" or just false teeth altogether.

    Now we all think of "false teeth" as being something an older person acquires. I remember my Dad getting a bridge a few years ago. I remember thinking, "I'll be damned if I lose my teeth and have to go through that".

    But I've had my share of issues. Braces for 5 years, bone recession,
    root canals (starting in law school), 3 crowns and have become a fanatic about flossing and brushing. I haven't lost any teeth however, other than those that got yanked when I had my braces. My teeth really are still an asset and look good (probably by luck).

    So what's your situation? How good are your teeth? And how do you react if you kiss somebody with a bridge? What about crappy teeth in general? I did once a long time ago..
    and knew it was a bridge immediately. He was only about 30 and had his teeth knocked out in a football game.

    And everybody remember this..... a great smile is one of the most positive first physical impressions you can make!
    first of all, if a guy at my age has false teeth that is a problem. i mean unless he was in a accident that then he should have most of his teeth. i mean a person could even have partials but no teeth is a problem.
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    I have all my teeth except for the front two that were accidentally knocked out. Not real teeth, but they are implanted.
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    Aug 28, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    I have my own teeth tahnks God, but I had braces for 2 ½ years to correct my bite cause I had headache. I just finish my braced treatment a year ago. There are many reasons to have work in the teeth and not only poor hygiene. Some medication and intra uterus infection (from mother) can deform and change the teeth color. The first impression is important and having a nice smile with white teeth talks a lot during the first date. It is just the impression! What is important in my opinion is to have a good hygiene habits and have the proper correction when it is necessary. And guys, during the aging process the color of the teeth change, they move, we can have loss of bone due to the plaque development between the teeth and the gingival if the patients do not have a good dental plan or the money can be teeth less!. After having sex, it is important to have a mouth wash because we exchange fluids and the flora (microorganisms that are normally covering the epithelial tissue and protects us are different) Yes, I am 52 and I am vain too.
  • waccamatt

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    Aug 28, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    I have all of my teeth, but if I was otherwise physically and emotionally attracted to a guy it would not be an issue if he was missing some teeth.
  • Syphon

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    Aug 28, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    I have all my teeth, had them all straigtened and jaw work done when I was a kid. I have very strong enamel and have never had a cavity or really any issues with my teeth.

    I take good care of them because I want them to last my whole life, and my parents spent a lot of money on them.

    Bad teeth are fucking nasty, and I have turned down guys because their teeth just turned me off, I would look at them and think... I can never stick my dick in that mouth. =/ I don't have a problem with crooked teeth, but if they just look unhealthy it's not attractive.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    I remember seeing a guy on Recon who bragged that he purposely had all his teeth removed because he loved performing oral so much. That would creep me out, although not as much as the guy who said he had a meatotomy. I wish I had never learned what that is.

    I finally had my wisdom teeth removed this year. Wish I had done it sooner. I had to get several fillings and crowns because I was too lazy to floss back there for many years. My recommendation to everyone - floss, floss, and floss. I have thousands of dollars of fillings and crowns in my mouth. That money could have been spent on more gratifying things.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    I have one partial and part of one of my front top teeth is fake. My partial I wouldn't dare not have it in if I kissed a guy. My surrounding teeth are too sharp.

    On the subject at hand I wouldn't care about someone's teeth.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Other than a few cavities and receding gums behind my lower front teeth caused by a tight lingual frenulum, my teeth are fine.

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    Aug 28, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidSounds like a pretty shallow question, but is it?

    So what's your situation? How good are your teeth? And how do you react if you kiss somebody with a bridge? What about crappy teeth in general? I did once a long time ago..
    and knew it was a bridge immediately. He was only about 30 and had his teeth knocked out in a football game.

    And everybody remember this..... a great smile is one of the most positive first physical impressions you can make!


    I love a great smile but just like anything else about our bodies, we inherit it from our parents. More often than not, I run into guys who do not have good teeth. I have great teeth and take really good care of them and was blessed to have had parents who took me to a really good orthodontist.

    One thing I've learned about online photos...if the guy isn't smiling in them, he probably is trying to hide his teeth. It's not a deal breaker, though. As long as they don't smoke or drink heavily, I can forgive a crooked smile, chips, or discoloration that is the result of genetics.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidIve lost several, inherited weak teeth from my dad


    I can sympathize - mine have caused me much pain and cost me a fortune to try and retain over the years (despite my best efforts). I had 4 out for braces so cant afford to lose anymore. Some people seem
    To just be plain lucky as can be quite lax when it comes to dental hygiene and never have any problems.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 28, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    Yes,I have all my own teeth,although their condition is not brilliant.never met a guy who had false teeth.If I met a guy who did,I think I would be rather cautious with him.I don`t know why,just feels ....not quite right.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidYes,I have all my own teeth,although their condition is not brilliant.never met a guy who had false teeth.If I met a guy who did,I think I would be rather cautious with him.I don`t know why,just feels ....not quite right.


    How do you know you've never met a guy with false teeth? You have x-ray vision or something?

    I chipped a front tooth and had it bonded but that's all that's ever happened. Was really self conscious about, still am a little, but I've learned to get used to it. I'm just thankful I didn't lose the whole tooth or more.
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    Aug 28, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    As to the OP, the same as I'd react to anyone else. How are you supposed to know unless they tell you? I doubt I'd be able to tell even if we'd kissed.

    I don't see the big deal with braces either, I could never understand why people get so ashamed for having to wear them.
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    Aug 28, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    I have all my natural teeth save for the crowded wisdom teeth I had pulled nearly 18 years ago after separating from the USAF.

    A few fillings and a chipped front tooth from a bar fight waaaay back.

    These days I'm very meticulous about my dental routine; had one root canal related to a filling that had fallen out - and decided to tighten up my dental discipline. Me no likey dentist drills.

    And yah, as far as other guys go - dragon breath and meth mouth are total boner killers.