Lets talk about your teeth

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby stlouisramsfan » Tue Feb 17, 637339 1:38 pm

I brush twice a day (I have to in the AM.....doesn't everyone? and I do before I go to bed, cause I don't want bad breath in case something gets frisky in the bedroom ;) AND, I feel weird about leaving food residue on my teeth all night long.

I do go to the dentist every six months.

I do NOT floss much. I should...I don't. Don't tell my dentist though.

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Postby nora » Tue Feb 17, 637339 7:02 am

I floss every night. I brush my teech twice a day. I brush them when I wake up in the morning and before I go to bed. I saw the dentist twice last year but before that I have not been to the dentist regularly.


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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby kylesmom » Tue Feb 17, 637339 5:13 am

I brush 2-3 times a day and only floss in the days before and after dental visits... They always say they can't tell I don't floss b/c I have good brushing technique! [8D] (Lessens the guilt)

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Postby lisac » Tue Feb 17, 637339 4:50 am

I never flossed unless I was headed to the dentist. Then when I read that there was an ongoing study about a possible link between gum disease and pre-e, I started flossing daily!

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Postby kpowers » Tue Feb 17, 637339 4:12 am

brush once a day floss what is that only for a short period after the dentist gets on me. Haven't seen a dentist in a couple of years. I remember when I was about 13 the dentist told me I have the starts of gum dieseas.

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby julie f » Fri Feb 06, 637339 4:47 pm

I used to brush about three times a day, now I'm lucky if I can get in one![;)] Flossing... usually only when I realize that it's time to see the dentist - not good I know. I go to the dentist every six months.

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Postby medicmommy » Fri Feb 06, 637339 7:00 am

I brush 2 times a day, and floss once in a while. I have major TMJ problems and don't get my teeth cleaned very often because it hurts my jaw for about a month afterward. I had read that poor dental hygeine is linked to premature labor, is it linked to pre-eclampsia too?

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby lucy » Fri Feb 06, 637339 1:43 am

I brush once a day [:I] (used to brush at least 4 times a day) floss when I think of it which is hardly ever but I will have to do better if dhs mom comes here she flosses after she eats anything (even gum lol) and she has the stuff statshed everywhere too, I try to go to the dentist regularly and I def have the pink toothbrush and swollen gums from pregnancy.

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby anne » Fri Feb 06, 637339 1:30 am

I brush 3 times a day and see the dentist 2 times a year...not so good with flossing.

I defnitely have "pink toothbrush" syndrome right now. It is amazing what pregnancy can do to your gums!

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Re : Lets talk about your teeth

Postby denise » Fri Feb 06, 637339 1:22 am

I go to the dentist twice a year, brush at least once a day. I try to floss daily, but that doesn't happen often. More when I have a cleaning coming up![;)] I've got lots of filling from my younger years, but have really made an effort to take care of my teeth in the last 5-10 years.

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