- How many fillings do you have?
47 years of age and I’ve 5 fillings, all done in my mid teens. Like mud shark i didn’t go to the dentist for around 30 years. Even then I didn’t have any problems but just thought I better start making an effort. Had all the original silver ones replaced with (off) white fillings so it looks like I haven’t got any.Posted 3 years agostumpy01Member
About 9 fillings. My teeth are rubbish.
Brush my teeth twice a day, floss etc. and have trouble with my teeth and gums.
My wife brushes her teeth once a day only, never flosses etc. and is in and out of the dentist in 5 mins with no issuse!
Pretty sure a mate of mine has no fillings and is 36. He’s always had very strong teeth – used to open beer bottles with them!Posted 3 years agoduntstickMember
I think dentists of the 70’s were on piece-rate pay. They put us through like sheep as kids, no way was all this work necessary. Hardly ever had sweets and sugary drinks and still ended up with loads of fillings 🙁
Edit: I reserve the right to be cynical. Harold Shipman was my Doctor too!Posted 3 years agoPeteMember
Have had big phobias with dentist, had teeth removed using gas in my early teens due to overcrowding and fillings without pain relief using those drills driven by long cords around pulleys on articulated arms. Never went at all around my 20’s and 30’s. Only went for extreme pain to have rotten teeth removed. I suppose around my 40’s I found that dentists now had pain relief and proper drills.. Now don’t fear them at all. Our dentist is a lovely young lady very gentle manner, quite chatty always asking about my biking.Posted 3 years ago
No idea how many fillings but loads….tonSubscriber
2 middle front teeth missing…..rugby
1 bottom middle tooth missing…..pub incident
1 bottom left tooth missing…..rugby
1 top right tooth missing….dead root
bottom wisdom teeth missing….extraction
fillings x 10
my teeth are pretty fubar. no fillings since my late teens tho.Posted 3 years ago
Lets find Mr Perfect Gnashers. The person with no fillings.Posted 3 years ago
Obviously the older you are ,you will win.
I’m 49 and reckon all my big teeth have fillings. Went to the dentist today and she says that younger people have far better oral health than children of the 60s/70s.
Edit, 11 fillings.MosesMember
61, loads of fillings.
The big change came when much of the country had fluoride added to the water, and toothpaste was also fluoridated. The (statistical) effect was magical – there are far fewer fillings in the under 45s.
I do like the new composite white filling materials, as they are much less obvious than the mercury amalgams used up to around 2000. Hooray for science !Posted 3 years agoseosamh77Subscriber
2.5 missing teeth in the back, 2 crowns, and 4 or 5 (large) fillings. I had a fear of dentists when I was younger (getting drilled when the jags hadn’t had time to take effect properly, plus a bad experience with gas when I was even yonnger). So my teeth are in poor repair.
I’m only 36 too. I reckon I’m winning this so far! 🙁 I need a good few grand to get them sorted properly I reckon, a couple of implants in the back would be nice..Posted 3 years agogazcMember
32 – 2 extractions not including wisdom teeth which are also extracted, maybe 10 or 12 fillings, 4 RCT – one of which shattered on an olive stone and then got promoted to extraction 🙁
thing is a LOT of people always say i’ve got nice teeth as they only see the front ones which to be fair aren’t bad… luckily they can’t see the ones at the back!!!!Posted 3 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Two fillings, I think. Aged 37. Had them done c20 years ago, I think, after spending all my teenage years in the hands of an orthodontist.
Went back to the dentist last year for the first time since I was 20. Result? Teeth in perfect health, no further fillings required!Posted 3 years ago13thfloormonkMember
31, 2 fillings, not been to the dentist in 10 years, brush twice daily, chew sugarfree gum after my morning coffee and after lunch, rarely remember to floss though.
My girlfriend is the same age and practically lives in the dentist, despite brushing and flossing etc.
I still have a great deal of trouble trusting dentists to be impartial when they get paid per procedure? Easy for them to justify the work I guess so it’s like printing money.
Tellingly, the only twinge I occasionally get is when biting down too hard on a tooth with a filling, I’m 99% sure I could have done without.Posted 3 years ago
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