Is Britain becoming a Toothless Nation?
IS IT JUST ME or has anyone else noticed how many people on our streets have no front teeth, both men and women? This is the kind of thing you see in some third world countries. Saying that I know people who have gone tocommunist China to get their teeth fixed cheaply.
Losing one tooth can happen by accident anyway but I have seen several people who have lost over four front teeth.
Many people can't afford private dental treatment and many towns do not have any.NHS dentists. Even if they find an NHS dentist, they may have to wait a long time for an appointment.
I lost a tooth a few months ago due to eating a tough falafel and it took me two weeks to get it fixed. My NHS dentist only worked twice a week. I was lucky to have it fixed as quick as two weeks. As it was cosmetic and I was in no pain, I couldn't have it done on an emergency basis.
It was only when I lost a tooth myself then I realised noticed that others lost many more teeth than me. You also wonder how they can eat properly losing so many teeth.