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‘Neglecting my teeth has been the worst mistake I’ve ever made’


by Jennifer McShane
06th Jun 2022

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After years of being self-conscious, Jennifer McShane decided getting braces as an adult was something she could no longer put off. While researching, she was surprised to realise the strong connections between oral hygiene and mental health - and wonders why it's not spoken about more openly.

“It was a form of self-neglect. I couldn’t get out of bed and hadn’t the energy to do basic tasks – this extended to my oral hygiene. Now I’m afraid it’s too late for my teeth,” says Alicia. “Who is going to tell anyone that at 27 years old, they were told they needed 10-12 teeth pulled and dentures would be the best option if I could afford to have them repaired?” Alicia*, living in...

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