Lets talk about your teeth

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 12, 2005 04:28 pm

I'm really picky about my teeth, and I do go twice a year for a cleaning, brush twice a day, and I do floss...a lot. Almost too much. It's a habit I've gotten into and can't seem to break. I floss at least after every meal. I have packages of floss stashed everywhere...my desk at work, my purse, my car, the diaper bag, you name it! When my co-workers go to the dentist and get the free trial size floss, they alway give them to me because I'm always running out. [:I]
The dentist doesn't seem to think it's a problem.

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby jilly » Sat Mar 12, 2005 03:58 pm

I haven't been to the dentist in, um.... *cough*... kind of a long time. My gums are nice and swollen now that I'm pregnant again, though! [:)]


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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby kelly w » Sat Mar 12, 2005 03:56 pm

I brush 2-3 times a day, but I haven't flossed since I had children, and haven't afforded to go to the dentist in years. I do have really strong, healthy teeth, which is good since I don't get dental care.

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby melissam » Sat Mar 12, 2005 02:54 pm

I brush once to twice daily and floss pretty much everynight. I have rotten teeth.....I just blame it on eating too many sweets and all the soda I used to drink when I was a kid and teenager.

I do see my dentist regularly...at least 2 times a year, at least for the past two years.

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby sonja » Sat Mar 12, 2005 02:41 pm

I brush pretty much once a day - floss every other day and go to the dentist every 6 months. I too have been wondering about this connection however. Even though I take good care of my teeth I have had a lot of cavities in my life and wonder if I have the bacteria in my mouth that causes them and can be passed on to your kids. I know that there is a corrilation between bad teeth and heart disease.


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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby sweetiesuzy » Sat Mar 12, 2005 02:39 pm

I brush two - three times a week and I see the dentist twice ayear. Flossing is another story. I do floss, but not as regularly as I should [:I]


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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby mom2tori » Sat Mar 12, 2005 02:02 pm

Sadly, I don't floss, I do brush and haven't been to the dentist in quite a while. I have no dental insurance and most of the dentists around here won't make payment arrangements unless you have excellent credit which I do not have.

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby matts_mom » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:28 am

i only brush once a day and...umm..what's floss? :D i see the dentist once a year. while i was pregnant i brushed about 5 times a day because i had the worst taste in my mouth all the time.

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Lets talk about your teeth

Postby princess purr » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:02 am

One of the news updates on preeclampsia has me thinking. Do you floss everyday, brush twice a day, and go to the denist twice a year?
Be honest!! I know I don't :-(

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