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    So.. I haven't gone to the dentist since I was 15 dut to severe trauma. I'm now 24. Teeth problems run in my close family very rapidly.. I think its called ectodermal dysplasia.. anyhow, I had one of my front teeth pulled out today, they replaced it using a marilynn bridge. They were so excited cause it was the first time they tried a marilynn bridge in the way they did with me... and.. low and behold, I managed to easily snap it off within a day.... I know I have to call them even. Sooner now.. and they will probably love to hook a chain to the adult tooth that has come in next to my nose.. I just.. doing this appointment even with xanax was incredibly difficult... and I don't know how all this later work is going to go... I have to do it.. but.. its making my confidence hurt alot.. not just cause of a missing front tooth and soon to come braces on the front but I am mostly embarrassed because I can't even go a day without crying over it for the past two weeks... its ridiculous.. and I know its to much... so I don't turn to anyone for comfort.. If I do, they've been hearing it so its not very genuine or empathetic or sympathetic conversation.... I don't know where to turn... I don't want to talk to and won't talk to another guy for comfort, im married, I just need some though... and my husband's really had enough of my dentist talk... just been quiet or short with me about it... I wonder how long of dentist work its going to take for this anxiety to wear down.... anyone else?

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    TLC's 'Two In A Million' Pairs People With Rare Diseases and Disorders

    TLC’s new series “Two in a Million” premiered on Wednesday — a show that pairs people who share a rare condition. In each episode, two people with “some of the world’s most unusual disorders” spend a week together “sharing hardships and incredible triumphs, visiting world-renowned doctors and finding answers to important questions,” according to a press release. In its first episode, Gioavanni, 7, (who we’ve written about on The Mighty before), and Owen, 9, meet. The boys both have Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormalities of the skeletal muscles, abnormal bone development, permanent bending or extension of certain joints in a fixed position, and/or growth delays resulting in short stature, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Former Raw TV intern Jonna McIver came up with the show after filming a student documentary on Owen. “When we saw (the film) in the office, it made us all cry,” Adam Hawkins, senior vice president of development at Raw, told CNN. “We realized that it explored ideas about loneliness and isolation that we then worked up into a bigger series idea. We wondered, what if Owen had ever met anyone else with the same condition — and what it would be like if he did.” Thanks for joining us for #TwoInAMillion last night, we hope you enjoyed the story. Here's more information on Owen & Giovanni's disease, Scwartz Jampel Syndrome (and some adorable photos from last night's ep)Posted by TLC on Thursday, April 7, 2016  This season's six episodes will also feature people with ectodermal dysplasia, an inherited multisystem disorder that typically affects the hair, teeth, nails, sweat glands and/or skin; lamellar ichthyosis, a genetic skin disorder; osteogenesis imperfecta, a group of disorders affecting the connective tissue and characterized by fragile bones; Jarcho-Levin syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by distinctive malformations of bones of the vertebrae and ribs; and Goldenhar syndrome, a disorder that involves malformations of the eyes, ears and spine.