After six months of painful uncertainty, 23-year-old Selena Hart has shown awe-inspiring perseverance by continuing to let her teeth feel weird and do absolutely nothing about it.
“It’s not like they really hurt, so I’m sure it’s fine,” she said. “If anything, they’re just shifting a little bit, and I’m choosing to be okay with that.”
Selena apparently had braces in middle school, but hasn’t worn her retainer since the month after she got them off. However, the reason that her teeth feel weird could be the result of a variety of issues.
“I have one tooth that sometimes hurts when I drink something hot or cold,” she said. “But that goes away and comes back periodically, so it’s not like I’m gonna spend money on a dentist for that.”
According to oral health specialists, this could be the result of a cavity, tooth decay, or gum disease, but Selena isn’t concerned at all.
“Something has felt off about my teeth for so long now that I doubt there’s anything actually wrong with them,” she said. “It’s probably just in my head, anyways.”
Apparently, Selena was also told that she was supposed to get her embedded wisdom teeth out three years ago, but that scared her, so she never went back again.
“I think they actually grew in okay,” she told reporters. “Sometimes my molars feel too close together, but I’m taking it day-by-day. Right now they feel fine, so I’m not worried about it!”
Not only is Selena low on funds to go to the dentist, but she’s also afraid of it, which means that it will probably take a pretty serious injury to force her to book an appointment.
“I brush my teeth and floss twice a day, and I’ve never had a cavity,” Selena said. “Why would something bad happen to my teeth now?”
It should be noted that people can still get cavities despite never having them before, especially when they haven’t had a professional teeth cleaning in years.
At press time, Selena felt a sharp pain in her back tooth.
“It’s probably nothing,” she said. “I should just get a Waterpik.”