by Marilu Varnell
(Lubbock, Tx, USA)

I have 3 beautiful kids that always do things to make me laugh and smile. Well kinda smile. I’m a single 25 year old mother and my kids are 6 years, 2 years and 4 months old. My two oldest know my teeth aren’t what they could be. They always want me to smile and I smile a little without showing my teeth.

My teeth started to go down hill when I was just 19, I went to the dentist when I had medicaid, and they just drilled and put plaster into them which didn’t help, after I hit the 21st mark of my birthday thats when my teeth completely decided to take a turn for the worse.

I am beyond happy with my kids I just wish I could smile like I want without wanting to cry every time I do. I rarely take them out because I know they will want me to help them do something or they will make me smile and laugh and I’m truly embarrassed by my own teeth. I hate when friends come over to visit because they all have the teeth that I wished I had. I envy them to no end.

I’m ok with everything else with myself, I don’t mind that I’m slightly overweight because I can change that and I am changing that slowly. But my teeth I can’t change, money wise it’s not possible. I can’t afford to go to the dentist and get everything I need done without it taking everything that my kids needs away. My kids need more things then I do and they are going to get that. I stay at home with them I don’t work.

I used to work and I couldn’t deal with my teeth being like they are so I quit so I could stay home and hide from everything. My kids and I live with my mom and she works and everything and I just stay home and take care of my kids. I want to change staying at home and be able to take my kids out without bring myself down when I do.

I’m tired of hiding from everything, I want my life back and I want my smile back. I want to know that when the day comes that my kids graduate I can smile brightly and not want to break down and cry when I do smile. I want to cry for the right reasons that they are grown up and taking on the world by themselves and I also want to be able to smile as they meet that one special person and get married to them and have a wonderful life.

Owner of Mexican Dental Vacation
by: Nick Konev 

Hi Marilu,

Yes, spending time with children while they are still young is one of the best things a mother can do, and one of the healthiest things for a child can get from their mother.

I am deeply touched by your story, and would definitely like to help you to be going out with your children, doing all of the fun things that you love to do.

Your story is now entered in the contest and will be considered.

Even if you do not win the contest, we can probably work out a payment plan, or something that can help you get that smile back. Please stay in touch with our office, and we can see what we can do for you.

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