Masie’s story

“I have had a lot of pain in my mouth, last month the pain was so bad I had to use some pliers to get this tooth out that was hanging by root. My teeth have been hurting me for a while now, after getting kicked out of a dental practice because I missed one…

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Kiean’s story

“I hate talking or smiling at people because of the way my teeth look. I feel I come across as cold because I don’t seem very welcoming. I’m very self-conscious of the way my teeth look and this has led me to being depressed. I haven’t been able to access a dentist in years. To…

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Alison’s story

I got diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and since then I lost all my confidence mainly because most of my teeth fell out due to the treatment I was having. What I miss most about my teeth is being able to smile and laugh without the feeling that people may be looking at…

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Mandy’s story

My teeth are so painful, I was lucky to see Dentaid the last time you were here and managed to get treatment. I have been homeless for over a year now on and off throughout my life. The dentist told me last time my teeth were so decayed she would need to remove most of…

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Amir’s story

“I am in pain with my teeth 24/7. They hurt me so much that I have started putting aftershave on my gums which stings but is a different type of pain.  I can’t eat or sleep properly because my teeth hurt all the time. I’ve had problems with my teeth before. I was headbutted several…

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Dan’s story

“I became homeless due to family problems. I didn’t want to sleep on the streets so I got a tent and someone donated me an Army sleeping bag which keeps me warm even in the winter. I lived in a tent for seven years. I’ve been coming to Seaview in Hastings for about five years.…

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Pam’s story

Pam Myatt is 81 and loves sea swimming, tennis, and photography. In 2016 she was diagnosed with throat cancer which spread to her tonsils. Her left tonsil was removed and she started radiotherapy and chemotherapy in 2017. Although she has now finished her cancer treatment, it has caused lasting damage to her teeth which are…

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Sophie’s story

“I came here with a broken front tooth that made me feel really bad about myself. It had been damaged for 8 months and was affecting my mental health and my self-confidence. It made me feel ugly and people think I’m not taking care of myself. My self-confidence had gone and I couldn’t smile at…

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