I'm embarrassed to say it's been far too long since I've been to dentist. Things have been rough financially and I lost my job 2 and half years ago. It's all we can do to keep a roof over our head at present. Thus dental care for all of us has gone by the wayside I'm sorry to say though we do have a dentist. I've always had a tendency to get tartar but now it's hardened to calculus and the back of my lower front teeth are quite discolored. There's some gum recession as well. I'm terrified it can't be reversed with a good scraping and they'll probably have to put under. Is there a chance they can be cleaned and made to look good again? I've tried everything. What do I tell my dentist? How can I pay for it?