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Why? Tennessee is all I'll say.
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You need to move out of there ASAP

I live in Pennsylvania and I went to the local county assistance office and if you make poverty level income (I think it's somewhere around $20,000) and they WILL approve you for state funded insurance. I go to my primary doctor, the gyno, the dentist and it's all covered or very cheap

I'm telling you do NOT be ashamed to take assistance if you need it. I'm sure you've paid into the system many years and it's all basically money you worked for. Don't be ashamed.

And PLEASE PLEASE take care of your teeth. Don't eat super sugary stuff, always brush at least once or twice a day. DO NOT SMOKE. Floss, use mouthwash, etc. I buy my brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc at the $1 store and I have no cavities.

Just ONE tooth is freaking thousands of dollars. You can't afford that much salvage what you do have. Worst case scenario you might have to go to the emergency room if you have a bad tooth ache or abscess.
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And that's the thing some people don't realize. We've been saving money. It's not much but it's something. Tennessee sucks ass in A lot of ways. We want our own home but we would have to say bye bye to getting our teeth fixed. It's just a shitty situation and I know there are a lot of other people like us in the same boat.
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Get your teeth fixed before owning a home. That in itself can be very expensive with all the upkeep. Houses are falling apart where I live because people can’t take care of basic upkeep.
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That's why we've just been renting. We've saved money for awhile now to just did our teeth. It's the most important thing on our list.
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Go to a Dentist that does deep gum cleansing

It'll cost you and your wife several hundreds each

It's worth it

Do it
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I found a holistic dentist that does this.

$1800 for a 6 week program =/
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Go to a Dentist that does deep gum cleansing

It'll cost you and your wife several hundreds each

It's worth it

Do it
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I found a holistic dentist that does this.

$1800 for a 6 week program =/
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My gums are pretty shot also unfortunately. It's loose in some areas. Trust me I'm already ashamed about it. But I have to start being truthful somewhere.
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If no one has mentioned it, call your state dental school. Work done at a seriously discounted d rate by senior dental students.
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You need to move out of there ASAP

I live in Pennsylvania and I went to the local county assistance office and if you make poverty level income (I think it's somewhere around $20,000) and they WILL approve you for state funded insurance. I go to my primary doctor, the gyno, the dentist and it's all covered or very cheap

I'm telling you do NOT be ashamed to take assistance if you need it. I'm sure you've paid into the system many years and it's all basically money you worked for. Don't be ashamed.

And PLEASE PLEASE take care of your teeth. Don't eat super sugary stuff, always brush at least once or twice a day. DO NOT SMOKE. Floss, use mouthwash, etc. I buy my brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc at the $1 store and I have no cavities.

Just ONE tooth is freaking thousands of dollars. You can't afford that much salvage what you do have. Worst case scenario you might have to go to the emergency room if you have a bad tooth ache or abscess.
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And that's the thing some people don't realize. We've been saving money. It's not much but it's something. Tennessee sucks ass in A lot of ways. We want our own home but we would have to say bye bye to getting our teeth fixed. It's just a shitty situation and I know there are a lot of other people like us in the same boat.
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Get your teeth fixed before owning a home. That in itself can be very expensive with all the upkeep. Houses are falling apart where I live because people can’t take care of basic upkeep.
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That's why we've just been renting. We've saved money for awhile now to just did our teeth. It's the most important thing on our list.
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That’s good.
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If you have a dental college nearby, sometimes they'll do it for free. You get to be the guinea pig some kid gets to do his first filling on if you're brave enough to volunteer.
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here in NYC we have city hospitals who offer full health AND dental plans. you simply need to agree to do everything through their clinic. will post a link if I can find it.

also new york state offers dental insurance, through the same state service that provides health insurance for all residents. your state may do so as well.
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Go to a Dentist that does deep gum cleansing

It'll cost you and your wife several hundreds each

It's worth it

Do it
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I found a holistic dentist that does this.

$1800 for a 6 week program =/
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My gums are pretty shot also unfortunately. It's loose in some areas. Trust me I'm already ashamed about it. But I have to start being truthful somewhere.
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Rubbing tea tree oil on your gums will definitely help them.
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here OP. this relates to NYC, but perhaps you have something similar near you.

Obtaining Health Coverage – Learn how you can apply for coverage at Coney Island Hospital.

If you are not currently covered by an insurance plan, you may still schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. At the time of your appointment, a financial counselor will meet with you and determine your eligibility for various insurance and payment options. A variety of options are available depending on your age, immigration status, and income. Everyone, regardless of ability to pay, can obtain financial assistance to see a provider at one of our facilities.


[link to www.nychealthandhospitals.org (secure)]
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another item.

NYC Health + Hospitals Options: Learn More
For your convenience, we compiled all the information you need about NYC Health + Hospitals Options in an easy-to-read brochure, available in multiple languages. These brochures are effective as of August 1, 2018.

Contact the hospital or health center nearest to you and make an appointment to meet with an NYC Health + Hospitals financial counselor to determine if you are eligible for low-cost or free health coverage or if NYC Health + Hospitals may be the right choice for you. They will help you get the health care you and your family need at a price you can afford.

[link to www.nychealthandhospitals.org (secure)]
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here OP. this relates to NYC, but perhaps you have something similar near you.

Obtaining Health Coverage – Learn how you can apply for coverage at Coney Island Hospital.

If you are not currently covered by an insurance plan, you may still schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. At the time of your appointment, a financial counselor will meet with you and determine your eligibility for various insurance and payment options. A variety of options are available depending on your age, immigration status, and income. Everyone, regardless of ability to pay, can obtain financial assistance to see a provider at one of our facilities.


[link to www.nychealthandhospitals.org (secure)]
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Thank you but I'm pretty sure Tennessee is known not to have good options when it comes to that. But with that being said I have to just look at all my options and go from there. Until then I just have to do the best I can with what I have.
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The dentist will try to sucker you into getting a bone graft on any upper teeth pulled. he'll give you a scare story on how pulling the teeth may open a hole to the sinuses which could later lead to chronic sinus infections. So pulling one tooth can cost $800.

That bone graft is just them squeezing some powdered bone into where they the roots were, takes an extra one minute and increases their profit by $400.
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here OP. this relates to NYC, but perhaps you have something similar near you.

Obtaining Health Coverage – Learn how you can apply for coverage at Coney Island Hospital.

If you are not currently covered by an insurance plan, you may still schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. At the time of your appointment, a financial counselor will meet with you and determine your eligibility for various insurance and payment options. A variety of options are available depending on your age, immigration status, and income. Everyone, regardless of ability to pay, can obtain financial assistance to see a provider at one of our facilities.


[link to www.nychealthandhospitals.org (secure)]
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Thank you but I'm pretty sure Tennessee is known not to have good options when it comes to that. But with that being said I have to just look at all my options and go from there. Until then I just have to do the best I can with what I have.
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ok, I hear you. but if you can try to apply now. here is one link to do so!!!


Link: [link to www.tn.gov (secure)]

TennCare Connect is a self-service portal that allows applicants and members to create an account, check your status, report changes, read letters, and more!

Go to tenncareconnect.tn.gov and click “Apply Now”. You can also apply over the phone. Call TennCare Connect at 1-855-259-0701.

Or you can call the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596.

Help Applying for TennCare
Do you need help applying for TennCare? There are four ways that you can get help:

You can go to any DHS office in any of Tennessee’s 95 counties. A trained staff person there will help you apply. Find the DHS office in your county.

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Hey OP, here is another great resource for you, in Tennessee.



Link: [link to www.tndentalassociation.com (secure)]

Low-cost Dental Care / Safety Net Dental Clinic Directory

directory of Safety Net Dental Clinics throughout the State of Tennessee.
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Check out Nicaragua for an affordable alternative. You can get a cheap flight on Spirit or flight to San Jose or Liberia in Costa Rica and bus it to Nicaragua. We have many great dentists who trained in the US. You can go on FB forums for Expats in Nicaragua and get lots of good recommendations for dentists who speak English.

Second, add a Lysine supplement.

[link to www.jbbardot.com (secure)]

Search Lysine and Periodontal disease and you will see how important it is. Smoking (weed or tobacco) depletes lysine, which leads to dry mouth, which leads to periodontal disease.

Floss before you go to sleep. This often eliminates morning breath. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Do not use mouthwashes. The alcohol dries out your gums, making it worse. Make sure you are using a soft toothbrush.

At night, mix ground turmeric, a tiny bit of black pepper and coconut oil into a thick, almost dry paste. Rub this along your gums and any place that you see pitting. You can leave it on for twenty minutes or sleep with it. Put a towel on the pillow because it is a pain to get out of clothes.

Look into myrrh oil instead of clove. Myrrh has the eugenol that clove has, but doesn't need a carrier oil. You can add myrrh into the turmeric and/or mix equal parts myrrh and frankincense and using a cotton swab, trace it along the gum line.

In the Bible, the gifts are frankincense, myrrh and gold. The gold wasn't metal - it is turmeric. These are the three most important oils and they work well together.

You can make a toothpaste of turmeric powder, frankincense, myrrh and baking soda or betonite clay. Add a little mint or cinnamon oil to make it taste better.

Activated charcoal toothpaste is great, but do it every other day.

Finally, try making a tea from turmeric root, ginger root, lemongrass and a touch of black pepper. Turmeric is not easily absorbed, but adding black pepper increases the absorbancy 2000%. You can use powdered turmeric, but I think it is better with fresh root if it is available. Cut a few pieces into chunks, boil it on low for 20 minutes and drink it cold or iced throughout the day. This will help relieve some of the inflammation and keep your body healthy. It tastes good, too.

You will notice results of the turmeric powder toothpaste and gum rub in less than two weeks.

Good luck. And check out Nicaragua. I had a friend years ago with the worst teeth you could imagine. $2,000 later, his teeth look fabulous - and they are his real teeth.

Many blessings to you and your wife. Thank you for your courage in addressing this sometimes hostile group. :)
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Link: [link to tnoralhealth.org]

This list of safety net dental providers includes hours, contact info, and services. The directory includes services found in middle Tennessee and a statewide listing.
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"NOW" foods 100% Clove oil. It will stop bacteria, it will get you and your wife on the right track until you can get professional help.

Brush twice a day, stay away from sugar, and gargle with warm water and two or three drops of Clove Oil in it once a day.
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LIST OF CLINICS, ACROSS TENNESSEE


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MATTHEW WALKER COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER CLARKSVILLE: 931-920-5000
230 Dover Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm
> Serving all counties / Serving adults and some children / Non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center / Sliding fee scale for the uninsured
> All major insurance accepted including TennCare for patients age 20 and under
> Walk-ins accepted daily on a 1st come, 1st serve basis starting at 7:30 am / Comprehensive dental services provided

MEHARRY GPR DENTAL CLINIC: 615-327-6297
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – 5:00 pm
> Serving all counties / Appointment required / Walk-ins hours Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – 9 am & 1pm -2 pm / Reduced and sliding scale fees
> Accepts most insurance including TennCare for patients age 20 and under
> Comprehensive dental services provided except Orthodontics
> Dental residents provide care / Emergency Appointments – must call first

MEHARRY ORAL SURGERY CLINIC: 615-327-6844
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd./Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:00am – 4:30pm
> Serves all counties / Reduced and sliding fee scale fees / Accepts most insurance including TennCare for patients age 20 and under /
Extractions/implants/IV sedation

MEHARRY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY STUDENT CLINIC: 615-327-6669
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd./Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Appointments at 8:00 am & 1:00 pm Emergency walk ins from 8:00am -11:00 am &
1:00pm-3:00pm
> Serving all counties ages 2 & up / Reduced and sliding scale fees (1/3 of private practice fees) / Accepts insurance and TennCare for patients age 20
and under
> Students provide comprehensive dental services / No emergency care seen in student clinic

> Emergency care available at Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital @ Meharry: call 615-341-4357 for Davidson County residents only

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If you identify with boogie, you are probably very fat too?
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No. 185 lbs. Judgemental much? He has a similar childhood to mine thank you.
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Perhaps you are actually over sensitive and lash out too quickly, and that is why you are self-limited, and not from having a busted grill and reduced to eating baby food.....


Keep thinking about that. Let it bounce around in your little toothless head a few days...
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No. I just speak my mind. After dealing with the public for 13 years you realize how selfless, childish, and judgemental a lot of people are. Just because a guy I watch on there was overweight I'm asked if I'm also overweight? That has nothing to do with this conversation.
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It could very welll be a related cohort of your position..... it you lash out at me instead of fifteen different people suggesting fifteen different holistic solutions from aqueous heavy metals to terpines.....just two things that someone without a medical background (let alone a dental background) should be putting anywhere near their mouth......
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Visit a dental school. Dental schools often offer cheaper dental-care than dentists do, so if you have a dental emergency, try visiting one of the country's many top-notch dentist schools listed on Dental Site. Dental schools will work with you to determine the cost of care. For example, NYU's School of Dentistry will evaluate patients free of charge and create a treatment plan that is priced within your means. Every school is different, but most programs have walk-in, emergency care and appointment services for everybody, not just students.

Visit the dentist on the government's dollar. Click here to find a federally funded health care center through the U.S. Department of Health. Everyone is eligible at the free clinics, it just requires a lot of waiting in line.''


Visit your county or state's dental department website for more information on local dentists and low-cost aid programs. The New York City Department of Health and L.A. County Department of Health both have an Oral Services page listing nonprofit low cost primary dental care providers. Most health service programs are only for low-income families, seniors and children, however, so keep that in mind if you don't apply.

If you're really hurting for cash and are eligible, you can participate in a clinical trial and get free dental work. Some studies will even pay you. Check out the National Institute of Health website or ClinicalTrials.gov to see which studies you may qualify for, but remember, while studies are free, some do involve experimental drugs and techniques, so be careful!
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"NOW" foods 100% Clove oil. It will stop bacteria, it will get you and your wife on the right track until you can get professional help.

Brush twice a day, stay away from sugar, and gargle with warm water and two or three drops of Clove Oil in it once a day.
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I should make more clear. Add the two or three drops of Clove Oil to warm water, only enough to gargle with at one time. You want a potent mixture, it should burn your tounge a little while vigorously sloshing in your mouth.

Also, do not spit it down your drain. Oils build up in drains, best to spit it out in wastebasket or outside or whatever.
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I have no idea where to start this, but I've been a frequent visitor to this site for about 10 years. I have no one to turn to, but I just have to get this out somewhere to get things started. To start though, I'm almost 30 and my wife is 27. We both have terrible teeth and it feels like we have no options. I've been at the same dead end job now for 13 years and I can't find another because of these horrendous teeth.

I don't make shit for money and have no insurance. I have to sacrifice a lot of foods in fear of breaking anymore teeth. Right now I've been oil pulling daily to hopefully not get any infections.

My wife is in the same boat as me but we want to do something with our lives but can't because of the shitty choices we have made concerning our teeth. But I want that to change so bad. We just don't want to worry about dying from bad teeth. It's such a terrible feeling having to worry about being embarrassed and constantly worrying about these.

Does anyone have any suggestions? And trust me if we could travel back in time and fix the mistakes we would.
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OP, go to a clinic!!! ASAP!!! if you are near a major city, find out what they have there!! if not, please go to nashville. please check the info that I posted here, above. thanks!!!
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Doesn’t TN have the best medical schools outside of NYC and Boston?
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Go to a Dentist that does deep gum cleansing

It'll cost you and your wife several hundreds each

It's worth it

Do it
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I found a holistic dentist that does this.

$1800 for a 6 week program =/
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$1800 is too much

I paid $300
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High sugar fizzy drinks are teeth rotters
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So is sweet ice tea with fresh lemon. A drink I used to love to drink all day long, but now seldom have now. I have lost two teeth at age 58 and don't want to any more go bad on me.
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I have no idea where to start this, but I've been a frequent visitor to this site for about 10 years. I have no one to turn to, but I just have to get this out somewhere to get things started. To start though, I'm almost 30 and my wife is 27. We both have terrible teeth and it feels like we have no options. I've been at the same dead end job now for 13 years and I can't find another because of these horrendous teeth.

I don't make shit for money and have no insurance. I have to sacrifice a lot of foods in fear of breaking anymore teeth. Right now I've been oil pulling daily to hopefully not get any infections.

My wife is in the same boat as me but we want to do something with our lives but can't because of the shitty choices we have made concerning our teeth. But I want that to change so bad. We just don't want to worry about dying from bad teeth. It's such a terrible feeling having to worry about being embarrassed and constantly worrying about these.

Does anyone have any suggestions? And trust me if we could travel back in time and fix the mistakes we would.
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OP, go to a clinic!!! ASAP!!! if you are near a major city, find out what they have there!! if not, please go to nashville. please check the info that I posted here, above. thanks!!!
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I mean we are in no pain by any means. Thank you for all the information. As soon as we can get a week off, we plan on trying to do something about it. Don't really have the spare income but something needs done.
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Doesn’t TN have the best medical schools outside of NYC and Boston?
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Eh. I wouldn't say the best. My local hospital essentially killed my grandfather when he found out he had bile duct cancer. Trust is a big issue when it comes to some of the experiences I've had. Vanderbilt is a known one for sure, at least when it comes to medical stuff. Haven't heard too much about Tennessee having great dental care places.
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High sugar fizzy drinks are teeth rotters
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So is sweet ice tea with fresh lemon. A drink I used to love to drink all day long, but now seldom have now. I have lost two teeth at age 58 and don't want to any more go bad on me.
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I usually have one "special" drink a day which consists of water, lemon, Himalayan salt, turmeric, pepper,and chia seeds.