appreciation and gratitude :)

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Just wanted to shout out all of the dentists and dental hygienists working during the pandemic. I’m a 20 F college student, and lost my six top front teeth this past January after a long battle with anorexia and bulimia / not having dental care growing up.

I’m on the path now to getting implants and I’m halfway through about 4 appointments to fix (tiny, thankfully, but numerous) cavities. My new dentist is INCREDIBLY nice, comforting, and turns the whole thing into a really relaxing experience— even when I’m freaking out and asking if the rest of my teeth are going to fall out (they’re not, but I’m a hypochondriac, and sinus pain instantly sends me into “oh god I’ll have a full set of dentures by 30” mode).

I just want to say thank you to all the dentists, hygienists, and office workers lurking on this sub. I know it’s platitudinous, but it’s a really difficult time right now, and I’m glad there are healthcare professionals out there helping people get help. I’ve browsed this sub over the past few months for advice and understanding, and it’s really helped me feel energized when it comes to getting back to a normal life. Y’all deserve so much love.

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