Kitty K

How Many Times A Day Do You Brush Your Teeth?

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Growing up I always had it drilled into me that unless I brushed my teeth at least twice a day I would end up with the kind of smile that makes one afraid to open their mouth lest they give children in the vicinity nightmares. Every day I brush, floss and mouthwash an average of three times a day. Considering that the whole process takes up no more than 15 mins of my day yet keeps my teeth and gums looking perfect it makes sense to keep it up.

Unfortunately it seems that some people don't have this attitude towards dental hygiene. I've always been curious about why some people just don't bother with this simple behaviour that has such a massive effect upon appearance.

So my questions to you dear PN readers are: How often do you brush your teeth? Do you floss and mouthwash too? If a girl had mouthwash in prominent display in her bathroom would you use it out of common courtesy or ignore it? And finally, are YOU proud of your teeth? :)

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Growing up I always had it drilled into me that unless I brushed my teeth at least twice a day I would end up with the kind of smile that makes one afraid to open their mouth lest they give children in the vicinity nightmares. Every day I brush, floss and mouthwash an average of three times a day. Considering that the whole process takes up no more than 15 mins of my day yet keeps my teeth and gums looking perfect it makes sense to keep it up.

Unfortunately it seems that some people don't have this attitude towards dental hygiene. I've always been curious about why some people just don't bother with this simple behaviour that has such a massive effect upon appearance.

So my questions to you dear PN readers are: How often do you brush your teeth? Do you floss and mouthwash too? If a girl had mouthwash in prominent display in her bathroom would you use it out of common courtesy or ignore it? And finally, are YOU proud of your teeth? :)

I brush twice a day rain or shine, I do not floss because it has dragged fillings out in the past and yes - my teeth are something to be proud of.

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1-2 a day and always before having sex with someone.

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Promiscuous people are usually cleaner than the average, I actually carry a tooth brush and mouthwash with me, its like popping the blue pill, part of the routine. It irritates me that parlours on the whole, dont put mouthwash out in the shower area. What amazes me, is the amount of intelligent folk who still use nhs dentists. While they are perfectly skillful, they only make serious money, if they work on your teeth. I.E. think you need a wee filling there, etc. Go private it costs a bit more, but you wont be a victim of bogus work. By scottish standards, my teeth are ok.

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I brush my teeth morning and night, use mouthwash 2-3 times a day plus floss most days. My teeth are strong and clean but not quite as straight as I'd like due to a couple of extra teeth coming through in my late teens after I'd already had braces.

I am surprised that most of the WGs I visit do not have mouthwash available in the bathroom, as I have had to ask for it on a couple of occasions and had to make do with my own mints/gum more often than not.

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Old fashioned habits that have served me well: brush twice a day - morning after breakfast and immediately before getting into bed at night. Try to avoid eating anything sweet during the day, if not brush again, and additionally in recent years I always brush immediately before setting off to see/or await the impending arrival of a working girl/escort.

What I find incredible is that two fellows I know well have appalling states of dental health yet score wonderfully well with what look to be reasonably attractive women, and the lads aren't well enough endowed for their tackle to be alluring factors!

The female equivalents of the two fellows would be totally unacceptable to me simply due to their wrecked and/or absent chompers, so how do women manage to overlook such a massive no no?? Jeeez, the thoughts of kissing a woman who has lots of teeth missing or what she has are brown and broken .... aaaaww, thankfully I've had my breakfast .... and cleaned my teeth. :lol:

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I brush twice a day, but never around meal times or a punt. This sounds odd as it's the opposite of what most people do, but I have very sensitive gums which bleed ridiculously easily. I've been told brushing around meal times can do more harm than good for me, and that having irritated gums while giving unprotected RO can lead to an increased chance of infection in the mouth. I don't floss, but do use mouthwash regularly, though the last time I used any at a WGs it was vile! Chewing gum is always a staple for me too. Never had any complaints or sign of displeasure about my breath, and I'm perfectly happy with the condition of my teeth, if not their lay-out. I have 2 extra canines growing above the normal ones, making me look a bit like Dracula's love child...

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I brush my teeth morning and night, use mouthwash 2-3 times a day plus floss most days. My teeth are strong and clean but not quite as straight as I'd like due to a couple of extra teeth coming through in my late teens after I'd already had braces.

I am surprised that most of the WGs I visit do not have mouthwash available in the bathroom, as I have had to ask for it on a couple of occasions and had to make do with my own mints/gum more often than not.

I wouldn't use a mouthwash in a WG's bathroom, I wouldn't know who had been taking it straight from the bottle

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I wouldn't use a mouthwash in a WG's bathroom, I wouldn't know who had been taking it straight from the bottle

*puts cap back on bottle, wipes mouth and looks round*

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Brush twice a day, floss once a week.

I got told the other week I was lucky I had got such nice teeth. It's not luck it's being arsed to take care of them.

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I wouldn't use a mouthwash in a WG's bathroom, I wouldn't know who had been taking it straight from the bottle

ADELE'S HANDY HINT OF THE DAY

I keep mouthwash in my bathroom but not on display because

then it could be used in the way someone does not like ie

putting their mouth on the cap or bottle ....I also

have a pack of little plastic throw away shot glasses

which can be used and binned after one use..... if a client

asks if he can clean his teeth I give him a new unopened brush

( I buy cheap ones for this but they are rarely used ) and then

offer him the mouthwash with a shot glass.

no need to put your lips to the bottle or cap.... clever eh?

*********

as to my own dental hygiene... I used to brush my teeth too often

so now keep it to 3 times a day but could never go to bed at night

without that final brush....

I use those little brushes to get between the teeth which I prefer

to flossing and before every appointment I check my teeth in the mirror

then mouthwash and then chew some sugarfree gum (disposing of it of course

before I answer my door )

Edited by ADELE

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I brush my teeth twice a day and floss. I regularly use mouth wash throughout the day. I used to work at a dentists and was told that brushing to often could cause my gums to recede and brushing after a meal could also weaken the enamel on my teeth, so to either eat sugar free gum or use mouth wash instead.

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ADELE'S HANDY HINT OF THE DAY

I keep mouthwash in my bathroom but not on display because

then it could be used in the way someone does not like ie

putting their mouth on the cap or bottle ....I also

have a pack of little plastic throw away shot glasses

which can be used and binned after one use..... if a client

asks if he can clean his teeth I give him a new unopened brush

( I buy cheap ones for this but they are rarely used ) and then

offer him the mouthwash with a shot glass.

no need to put your lips to the bottle or cap.... clever eh?

*********

as to my own dental hygiene... I used to brush my teeth too often

so now keep it to 3 times a day but could never go to bed at night

without that final brush....

I use those little brushes to get between the teeth which I prefer

to flossing and before every appointment I check my teeth in the mirror

then mouthwash and then chew some sugarfree gum (disposing of it of course

before I answer my door )

I started hiding the mouthwash after I caught more than one person swigging it from the bottle or cap. Plastic shot glasses are a great idea.

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ADELE'S HANDY HINT OF THE DAY

Fab tip, looking forward to tomorow's instalment ;)

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Hi Kitty,

I brush my teeth twice a day, mouthwash and floss, occasional home whitener from dentist, like to have a polish and scale

when I can! I am really not good patient in dentist chair and can not relax sometimes with the sucker and water bits going on

if I ever need work done. I get fidgety! xxxx

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Whenever I visit a lady I just take my teeth out and leave them on the bedside table!

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Twice a day plus immediately prior to a punt. Always carry mouthwash in the car. Prefer to use my own for reasons already stated.

My teeth are quite good but would have been better without rugby injuries.

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Nice idea of Adele about the mouthwash. Must admit I am less than keen on using a bottle than others may be using indiscriminately.

But people who are fussy about dental hygiene probably don;t need the hint. I brush several times a day, but I also use a good sonic toothbrush, which my experience (and comments from my dentist) suggests was a good investment.

The back of the mouth around the back of the back teeth, is where bad breath stuff is supposed to collect, so I brush exceptionally well there. I also use a tongue scraper on occasion, just to keep that nice pink-tongue look. My routine for punts is to brush an hour or so beforehand (general medical recommendation, especially if one enjoys RO), eat and drink nothing after that before the punt, use mouthwash a few minutes beforehand followed by a mint.

I'll also happily offer mints. It sounds as if most of the WGs on here have immaculate oral hygiene habits. Sadly some of the others seem not to and are probably even unaware of it.

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twice a day. never less than 2 hrs before a punt cos i hear u can get infections from bleeding gums. i have a braun electric brush which seems to get teeth a lot cleaner.

floss once per week -or use inter dental brushes.

use corsodyl once per week, listerine other times. corsodyl can cause some staining if overused.

dont assume a yellow tint to teeth imples dirty teeth. My teeth are of the very strong type but a little yellow so i dont have fillings and i am 55. like my dad who is in his 80 and still has all his own teeth.

I have has the hard word about whiteneing toothpaste from my dentist. they are abrasive and you are slowly grinding away your enamel.

i always suck mints before a punt. pref trebor extra strong ones.

my 2p worth

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I was quite pleased when my dentist told me I had the best teeth of all his patients, no fillings yet! I brush at least once a day and floss regularly, but I think a lot of it is down to genetics, because other people of my age who have equal or even more scrupulous regimes have fillings galore. Before punting, I always give them a good going over and take mints to ensure freshness, wouldn't want the lady to hold back for lack of oral hygiene! B)

I found these the other day in Tesco, very useful for getting into all nooks and crannies, keeping toothypegs in tip top condition:

http://www2.tepe.com/en/products/interdental-brushes/

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Twice a day, morning after breakfast followed by Listerine and just before bed with interdentine brush istead of floss then Listerine. I have lost a couple of rear teeth over the years before my present regime, I read somewhere that it takes three weeks to develope a habit so force yourself to do the cleaning you require for three weeks and then it becomes automatic.

10 years ago aged 55 in Dubai the Russian girl I was with said to me 'nice teeth' possibly the only compliment she could offer me but I still remember it.

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As I am in a rush first thing, I just use mouthwash after my tea and toast for breakfast. Generally I will brush after lunch (work allowing), I will brush again and mouthwash after dinner and brush again before bed.

I floss three or four times per week.

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i brush after anything i eat usually 4-5 times a day

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I have a tongue brush and floss every day or so.

Also use a waterpik with mouthwash (more so when my wisdom teeth were coming out).

I like to use glide or oral b floss; and use a reciprocating rotating electric toothbrush.

I top up by having xylitol based mints or some chewing gum during the day.

I try to only drink fizzy drinks with a straw.

However I only tend to brush once a day before breakfast (its better then after - british dental foundation). I would encourage all the keen brushers on this thread to wait at least half an hour after they eat before they attack their enamel with their toothbrushes (or better still floss instead).

I go to the dentist every 6 months or so, and I'm off to the hygienist today.

My protocol should be alright since I had a fabulous time kissing you kitty some time last year!

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Unfortunately it seems that some people don't have this attitude towards dental hygiene. I've always been curious about why some people just don't bother with this simple behaviour that has such a massive effect upon appearance.

Just to add, what prompted your question Kitty? Did you just have an appointment with the Halitosis Kid??? :eek:

I bet he didn't get the full KittyKisses treatment!! ;)

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