Have you ever drastically changed your dental care habits? What made that happen??

Have you ever drastically changed your dental care habits? What made that happen??

Bignuf Bignuf
For me, it was getting a root canal as a teen. I became a dental care fanatic. I vowed never, ever to need dental work again. I had brushed once a day, but then it became brush and floss after every meal..etc.

My hubby's epiphany came when he started dating and wanted "kiss-ably fresh" breath!!! Before that, he too was a "once a day brusher".

How about you?
04/10/2013
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Sammi Sammi
I've never changed mine very much - I've always brushed multiple times a day and flossed daily. But, I got one of those sonic toothbrushes to review, and it's made quite a difference in cleaning, so I use it daily - it really keeps coffee stains away!
04/10/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Not drastically, but over the past 5 years or so they've definitely improved significantly
04/10/2013
GONE! GONE!
I had a "root planing" and it was so miserable I started flossing every day for a while.
04/11/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
I brush once a day, floss rarely, and thought I drastically changed my dental care... Before I didn't brush, because I was too tired at night and too busy in the morning, so I would go straight to the bed. Now I take the time, but still don't brush in the morning.
I never had any teeth issue aside from crooked teeth, but was scared of getting one. Now that I sleep better, I can take better care of myself as well.
04/11/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
For me, it was getting a root canal as a teen. I became a dental care fanatic. I vowed never, ever to need dental work again. I had brushed once a day, but then it became brush and floss after every meal..etc.

My hubby's epiphany came when ...
Anytime I get a cavity, I try to eat/drink better. I just wish I could stick with it! Just had an emergency filling, and I'm already back to my pop.
04/11/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Drastic, no, nothing has ever been an issue to cause that.
04/11/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Yes, I have drastically changed my dental habits. Having attended a free clinic in my youth I ended up hating the dentist. In my 30's a couple of years before I married I found the absolutely best dentist with a superior staff. It was so bad for me when I first went to him he would have to put me under to just get in my mouth. Since then, almost 30 years later I've had 2 sets of teeth implants put in instead of having dentures and am always praised at the office for the excellent care I take of them. Of course I do, I paid for it all out of my own pocket!

It takes me 15 minutes at night alone to clean my teeth but it is well worth it, today I can eat everything enjoy it and savor the flavor.

Why did I have the teeth implants? The free clinic many years ago removed too many teeth and they were beginning to angle and push out my gums. Today I look like I have a health normal mouth, no one knows unless I tell them.

And as Tom Harvey would say... And now you know the rest of the story....
04/11/2013
spiced spiced
Yes! I had to have my wisdom teeth out in my early 30s and it hurt so much that I got religion about tooth care then. I haven't looked back.

I brush after every meal (or chew sugarless gum for a few minutes if I can't brush) and floss every night before bed. I NEVER want to go through that agony again.
04/11/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Not really. I've always taken good care of my teeth. I only started using mouthwash regularly a few months ago, though.
04/11/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Started flossing more once my dentist said the bleeding would stop the more I flossed.
04/11/2013
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
I have always had good dental hygiene. I brush and floss after every meal, see a dentist regularly but sadly I still have teeth issues. Pretty much it is a constant fight to keep my gums healthy and my teeth from getting cavities. We are not sure why as my diet is good, I drink water rather than soda and I limit sugar and always brush afterwards. He has said that it might genetics or maybe a side effect of my constant dry mouth which is a side effect of taking allergy meds every med.
04/17/2013
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