What is Your Dental Hygiene Regimen?

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What is Your Dental Hygiene Regimen?

AliMc AliMc
What is your daily dental hygiene regime?

At the moment I'm brushing my teeth 3 times a day (once in the morning after breakfast, once about an hour or so after dinner and once before bed) and instead of rinsing with water I rinse with mouthwash. I get conflicting advice about it though.

Some people have told me you shouldn't use mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth, but others recommend it over rinsing with water. And some people say you should brush your teeth before you eat breakfast because the enamel is soft after eating, but why would you brush your teeth if you're just going to eat something right after (not to mention it tastes nasty combined with the minty flavour)?

Can somebody please tell me what the correct procedure is?
04/03/2013
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captainsgirl captainsgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by AliMc
What is your daily dental hygiene regime?

At the moment I'm brushing my teeth 3 times a day (once in the morning after breakfast, once about an hour or so after dinner and once before bed) and instead of rinsing with water I rinse with ...
not sure of correct..
i brush 3 times a day. floss and mouthwash once.
04/03/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I brush twice a day and use floss and mouthwash once a day.
04/03/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I HATE minty toothpaste and most teeth cleaning products.

I just found Nature's Gate Anise Cream and Tom's Orange toothpastes. I LOVE them.
04/03/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
In the morning and before bed, sometimes after lunch. I need to be better about flossing.
04/03/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I brush my teeth after waking up and just before going to bed. I use mouthwash before bed most nights and floss when I feel motivated to. I'll brush my teeth after a meal if it's a particularly smelly meal loaded with onions and garlic (like most of my meals are...yum )
04/03/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
brush, floss, mouthwash! gum during the day since I can't get my toothbrush
04/03/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Brush twice a day, floss regularly!
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by AliMc
What is your daily dental hygiene regime?

At the moment I'm brushing my teeth 3 times a day (once in the morning after breakfast, once about an hour or so after dinner and once before bed) and instead of rinsing with water I rinse with ...
Actually, you are supposed to brush your teeth as soon as you awake because during the night you grow quite a lovely array of *things* in your mouth that it is best not to swallow with your food -- I saw this on Dr Oz. He was of the same opinion as you & I, why bother till after & it tastes gross. You could probably find the clip on his website. You're also supposed to brush after every meal of snack, which means after breakfast, as well. Of, course any time you brush, you should floss, too. Now, all this may not be practical, I agree. The biggies are morning & night.

I brush after breakfast because I don't care if I ingest whatever grew in my mouth, it's better than the taste of food after brushing! Then I floss, after which I brush again, because I want to remove anything I dislodged with the flossing! THEN, I use my WaterPick and after that I rinse with mouthwash & put special gel on my teeth, (prescription). Hey, you asked. I do this morning & night before bed. During the day I just brush & WaterPick after snacks because, I am home all day.

You might ask if I'm OCD or something. I'm not, I have migraines that make me vomit all the time & I have to protect the teeth I have left! But I have always been good about brushing & flossing. My parents spent a lot of money on straightening my teeth, I would never not take care of them. Your dental health is so linked to your general health, it behooves you to maintain it!
04/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I HATE minty toothpaste and most teeth cleaning products.

I just found Nature's Gate Anise Cream and Tom's Orange toothpastes. I LOVE them.
I'm always looking for toothpaste that isn't minty or anything that won't result in burns to my mouth! I also detest the sickly sweet children's ones, such as bubblegum, they aren't refreshing & clean. Thanks for the brand names, I'm going to try both!
04/03/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Brush in the morning and at night. I also floss and use mouthwash a few times a week.
04/03/2013
Rossie Rossie
Brush in the morning, then floss and brush again right before bedtime.
04/03/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I'm always looking for toothpaste that isn't minty or anything that won't result in burns to my mouth! I also detest the sickly sweet children's ones, such as bubblegum, they aren't refreshing & clean. Thanks for the brand ...
Oh i know!

Whoever came up with "Bubblemint" must've been a 2 pack a day smoker with zero taste buds with only a passing interest human rights violations. That stuff is horrid!

Coincidentally, I was friends with the kid (now guy) who won the contest that named "Sparkle Crest".
04/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Oh i know!

Whoever came up with "Bubblemint" must've been a 2 pack a day smoker with zero taste buds with only a passing interest human rights violations. That stuff is horrid!

Coincidentally, I was friends with the kid ...
JR, you have to be one of the funniest people I've 'met'! You have a subtle, stealth-like humor, so I never see the zingers coming & end up laughing out loud! Your unique way of succinctly stating things reminds me of the great one-liner comedians! The smoker comment is funny, but adding the rest, well, that's genius!

Ah, I see you've had the fabled brush with celebrity, don't let it go to your head!

So, I bet there are at least a few others who have been on a quest for the right toothpaste flavor. I think I'll start a discussion about it & get some suggestions! You might want to chime in.
04/04/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Brush twice a day, floss in the evenings
04/05/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
I like Tom's toothpaste, but I had to switch back to Sensidine because my teeth were hurting. I usually brush once in the morning after breakfast and once before bed. I rinse with water then I floss about every other day, then I rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide and then water again.
04/05/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I brush in the morning and at night.
04/06/2013
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