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Postby Bread-Monster » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:55 am

I find that if you brush your teeth at 8pm, you have a 50% chance of being tempted into eating at night. What I do is, I take a shower, brush my teeth AND floss. I spend about 5 minutes brushing my teeth, making sure I've reached every nook and cranny, then I take an extra 5 minutes to floss between each, individual tooth, rinse my mouth, and grin a big white grin into the mirror. If you keep putting a lot of effort into your dental hygiene at night, not only will you need to visit your dentist less often, you'll be reluctant to undo all that effort by eating.

Well...it works for me. I hope it works for you too.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:06 am

thanks heaps! i havent been to the dentist in about 6 years since the orthodontist stuffed my teeth up LOL so i keep on top of my teeth because i dont wanna go there LOL. my sister is also a dental nurse so she pulls everyone into line. i once went out with a guy who only brushed his teeth at night and not in the mornings so he walked around with death breath all day *shudder* no wonder that didnt work out
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Postby oostevens » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:15 am

EWWWW yeah i have become more of a teeth person since i had braces hehe i do the whole brush, floss, mouth wash :p

i hate musty old morning breath ewww
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Postby Sassygirl » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:32 am

I brush 3 times a day - in shower in morn, after lunch at work, and in shower in evening - I am sooo scared of Dentists that I use preventative measures!!!!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:47 am

Just be sure that you don't brush too hard. I am a fanatical tooth brusher and would spend ages brushing (but usually not flossing cause my teeth are so close together if I flossed the sudden snap as the floss finally goes through usually left my gums in shreds)- then I started getting teeth pain and the dentist told me I had been brushing wrong and too hard and that I had started to wear away the enamel and push the gums back, exposing some of the roots and giving myself sensitive teeth.

I've now had to go back to a softer brush, learn how to brush my teeth propoerly (in gentle circles, not back and forwards) and have had to floss. Which sucked at first, but they have cool new flosses that slide easier now so i only occasionally bleed now. :D
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Postby Chelle » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:47 am

I'm the same kate with the dentist. I hate to go there because they stuffed my teeth aswell even after having braces they went back to the way they were. So I haven't been to the dentist in year's.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:38 pm

Chelle wrote:I'm the same kate with the dentist. I hate to go there because they stuffed my teeth aswell even after having braces they went back to the way they were. So I haven't been to the dentist in year's.

ditto!! my teeth werent straight when they took the braces off and then the plate didnt fit my mouth! my teeth have gone back the same way :(
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Postby Nay » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:35 pm

That seems like a waste of good money!! I'm a dental nurse too! I work for an orthodontist, a periodontist and an endodontist!! I've learnt a lot about looking after your teeth and must admit that before I worked in dental, I didn't have the best skills in brushing my teeth. And I hadnt been to the dentist in 10 years! That soon changed though.

This dude came into our surgery the other day, he wasn't very nice mind you. He was complaining about the medical form how it asked if you had ever had cavities. 'Everyone has had a cavity' he said.

'Well I haven't' I said...I showed him...

Yay for good oral hygeine!!!
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