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Tamika

Tamika

When I was younger my mom would always take me to the dentist. My mom thought I had the most beautiful smile in the world, it could light up a room. As I went through school and into my professional career I always took pride in my smile. My teeth were my pride and joy. Everyone would always say I had a great smile and beautiful white teeth. I remember raising all my kids, taking them to the dentist and making sure their teeth were taken care of. Somewhere along the line, I forgot to take care of my own teeth. I assumed brushing and flossing would do wonders for my teeth and just kept putting off going to the dentist, and honestly, it was not ever in the budget because quite frankly dental work is a luxury that some of us cannot afford.

All my life I have had a love of sugar and candy lots of candy hence my many fillings, I say laughing. Let’s just say I never met a lollipop or Jolly Rancher that I could not pass up! How I remember the candy from my youth, Mary Janes, Squirrels, Mike and Ikes, all the stuff that does a number on your teeth. About six years ago, my world came full circle. I was eating a piece of candy that I knew I should not have been eating when something went crunch in the back of my mouth. I pulled out the piece of candy only to find half my back tooth attached to the piece of candy. I had to call the dentist for an emergency appointment. Imagine my shock when he could not get the tooth out and referred me to an oral surgeon. The oral surgeon pulled my tooth. Ever since that day I see that my back teeth are not in the best shape and that I need a lot of dental work. I still get compliments on my teeth but inside I know that they are not in the best of shape.

If I won this contest I would feel relieved. I would feel as though I could smile again without worrying if someone were looking at my back teeth and noticed one was gone. I would not be so self-aware of my smile and just be free about letting people see the smile. I believe even the smallest of smiles can light up a person’s day. I love to see a person really smile, it gives a dance of joy to the eyes. I believe a nice smile could give a person all the confidence in the world. If I won this contest, I would appreciate the second chance me and my teeth have been given.

A few things have kept me from going to the dentist. I would have to say the first one would be the price. As a single mom getting back on my feet honestly bills and gas must take the lead over dental work. Every time I budget money for the dentist something comes up that I must handle. I know that my teeth need attention but there is rent to be paid. Another thing is not fear but the dread. I know that when I go to the dentist there would be a list of things that I would need to have, and I would have a panic attack wondering how I could afford it all. The fear comes in if I would have to lose any of my teeth and not be able to afford new ones. I currently suffer from dental pain and I am popping aspirin to keep the pain at bay.

I want people to know that I am a very caring person. I try to educate people in my career as an insurance agent and do not treat them as my clients but my family. I truly want the best for people. I believe in that saying and I know I am not getting it right, but life is made not by the number of times we get knocked down but the number of times we get back up. I am finally just realizing that I am a fighter.

Many people who are probably voting have no idea who I am, they just see a picture and read the words. I would just like people to vote for someone who deserves a chance to be able to hold their head up and smile. How did you feel when the last person you saw gave you a smile, a real smile? I want to be able to smile like that person.

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Tamika

Vincent

Vincent

Hello, my name is Vincent and I’m a 29-year-old single, working dad. I entered this contest because I work at a local hotel and one of the first things the guests notice as I check them in is my smile. My main goal is to put smiles on their faces because we all know that it takes more muscles to frown then it does to smile. All jokes aside, it makes my day to make our guests smile and a smile can save a life.

I haven’t taken the best of care of my teeth and haven’t honestly been to a dentist for anything but to get a tooth pulled since I was in my early teens in New York City. I’ve tried and applied for so many discounted programs and so many local resources but the wait times and approvals to qualify are a bit much for a person that really needs some help. Some programs require you to wait months before you can be seen, and other programs’ guidelines just didn’t allow me to qualify to be treated. I brush my teeth every day but haven’t been seen by a dentist for over 15 years. I know this is a long shot and there is a very slim chance, but life is full of surprises and blessings and I was taught that you will never know till you try.

The reason I haven’t been to a dentist is honestly due to financial reasons. I just can’t afford it on my own and it would mean the world to me to win this contest. My smile is one of my best qualities and your first impression can be your last. I live to smile, and I love putting smiles on other people’s faces. I think people should vote for me because everyone needs help sometimes. I want everyone to know that I am very happy and flattered to be one of the five finalists. I hope that you will consider voting for me. It truly would change my life!

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Vincent

Angela

Angela

At age 20 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder while I was working as a nanny in Los Angeles. Every 1-4 years I have had severe manic episodes lasting a month in the hospital followed by a debilitating depression that lasts a year to a year and a half. I’ve worked over 20 jobs in my life and have lost jobs when I’ve become manic. I had to drop out of college while studying elementary education at Millersville due to mania. Due to the illness, I was forced to go on disability and doctors have recommended that I not work or simply work part time due to stressors. Workplace stress has triggered severe manic episodes in the past which have lead to month long hospitalizations, followed by severe lengthy depressions.

If I won the Smile Makeover Contest, it would give me great peace of mind. I fear losing my teeth or for them to get worse and I want to do the best I can to maintain and preserve my smile. I don’t have the finances to do it on my own, and so if I had the help it would really release that burden. I recently found out I have external resorption in my front upper middle tooth caused from having orthodontics and if I don’t do something, I will lose one of my front teeth. Both of my front teeth are worn from grinding and I need a guard for my teeth, as well as fillings to keep them from wearing down even more. Finances keep me from being able to have the work I need done to preserve my teeth. My insurance is extremely limited in what it covers and the amount it covers. It will mostly only cover amalgam fillings for cavities.

People should vote for me because I lead a healthy lifestyle and will maintain the smile given to me. I routinely brush, floss, oil pull, and care for my teeth. I restrict and limit my sugar intake and I eat a clean diet with lots of vegetables and fruits. I never drink soda and rarely have alcohol. I exercise daily to maintain my overall health.

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Angela

Brittany

Brittany

My name is Brittany and I am 22 years old and my smile is just completely ruined. Due to some situational issues, financial issues, anxieties and just lack of knowledge about the dentist, I have had a difficult time taking care of my smile.

I've had such anxiety and a fear of dentists since I was child. I had a horrific experience when I was about 7 years old, plus I never really went to the dentist as a child. We didn't really make appointments unless we absolutely needed them. I do struggle with an extreme phobia of dentists, and I have really let that stop me from getting the treatments that I need. I am working to overcome this fear and get myself and my smile healthy again.

There are literally giant holes in my front teeth, and it is so embarrassing, and I am extremely self-conscious. I can't even show when I am happy or excited and I refuse to smile anymore. It's devastating that I am so young and have been in a relationship for so long. I'm too embarrassed to get married as I don’t want to smile for pictures. I am so ready to be confident and to feel beautiful, and just take care of myself finally. Winning this would be the ultimate chance to be able to afford a smile I can be proud of.

It would mean the absolute world to me if I received this opportunity. Just finding out about this smile makeover has been a blessing to begin with! I've been so unhappy with my smile, especially recently, and with financial issues, it just wasn't looking like an option for me yet, until now!

Really, I feel anyone who is a finalist in this contest is worthy of winning, but truthfully, I just want to be healthy, and to feel good about myself again, and I want to help influence people to go to the dentist, so their smiles do not end up as bad as mine. Financially, this would be the huge step that I have been waiting for to help afford the care I need. I would absolutely appreciate the votes!

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Brittany

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

I am 29 years old and a single mother of two boys. My jaw aches every day from the way my very crowded teeth barely come together and the work that it takes just to chew and not to lisp when I speak. I’m so very embarrassed to smile and haven’t wanted to show my real smile in pictures in years. Overall, I’m happy with my appearance but my smile has earned me names like “shark teeth” and “snaggle tooth” growing up. Those names will stay with me in my mind until I correct this issue. I truly want to feel less strain in my mouth altogether, but I don’t have the means to take care of this. It’s also caused stress chipping on certain teeth from my bite being out of alignment.

Unfortunately, I do not have dental insurance, as we are not in the financial position whatsoever. Even a few dollars to my boys and I is like $50 to everyone else. I need dental work desperately. Fortunately, my boys are covered under their father's insurance - so that just leaves me!

If I won the Smile Makeover Contest I don't think there would be words to express my gratitude. This is a very unobtainable process for me unless of course, I win! It would mean I could close my mouth together, it would mean I could chew on both sides, it means I wouldn't have to fear weakening and chipping teeth from my bite, and also- I would be especially grateful to be able to comfortably show the joy I feel inside, with my smile.

I am a very kind and humble person and while I normally would be a little too shy to put myself out there like this, I know that this is my only chance- and my chances of having more dental issues will only continue to stack up. Life has been a long and bumpy ride, and it would be nice - as I am finally getting somewhere with this crazy life- to do something that will make me smile and make it all even that much more worth the trials. Life has been such a blessing in teaching me what I needed to learn and now that I feel as though I am on solid ground, I am ready to put the best me forward.

I sincerely ask that you vote for me, so that I may not only be confident enough to always smile but for other more important reasons. It would mean that I could touch more than two teeth together when I close my mouth, it would mean I wouldn't be called nicknames ever again such as "snaggletooth" and "shark teeth" (my bottom teeth are terrible). It would mean I could chew on BOTH sides of my mouth- giving a break to the overgrown jaw muscle on the one side, which has thrown my chewing and TMJ off even more. If you could please vote for me, I will be more grateful than you will ever know. Thank you!

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Elizabeth

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