We all have our fears… and let’s face it, we always put off something that can be done tomorrow, except tomorrow never comes because we put it off again!
So spare a thought for Nadia Sawalha, who has taken to Instagram to reveal that she hasn’t been to a dentist for NINE YEARS!!!
Yes nine years!
The 53 year old posted a video on the social media site with a caption saying
“I’m so ashamed to admit this, but it’s time I did something about it. Are any of you in the same boat? X”
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On the video, the star said;
“I haven’t been to dentist for about nine years and I feel a bit ashamed about that, I feel a bit embarrassed about that.”
“Every single weekend I think to myself, ‘right, Monday, I’m going to book the dentist. Monday, I’m going to book the dentist.’ I’m brilliant at booking the dentist for Mark and for the kids, but I just don’t do it for myself.”
“I know I’ve got problems with my teeth, my gums are receding and I’ve got one tooth that’s a bit uncomfortable, but for every year I don’t go, it gets more difficult to go.”
“Isn’t that ridiculous? That I’m almost too scared to go because I worry what the dentist will think of me!”
“I mean, grow up Nadia.”
But fans were quick to offer their support, with some saying she wasn’t the only one.
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Even dental staff joined in to encourage her to (pardon the pun) bite the bullet and make an appointment;
So come on Nadia, you’ve admitted the, ahem, root of the problem – you’ve got this!