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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Laughing Gull, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Laughing Gull

    Laughing Gull charts, graphs, databases

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    please describe what sorts of oral hygiene products you use, and your habits as related to the use of those products.

    ME:

    Crest multicare + whitening toothpaste
    OralB toothbrush with the gun-massaging nodules
    Listerine Orange flavor.
    J&J waxed mint flavor floss

    I brush thoroughly (5-10 minutes) every morning, and I rinse with Listerine twice daily for over a minute each time. I floss about 3 times per week. I used to floss more, but the recent introduction of Listerine into my routine has made flossing not as important.
     
  2. Japher

    Japher Voted for Bush

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    good hygiene there Laughing Gull... my father would be proud

    I brush every day. thats it.

    my teeth suk
     
  3. LOVE_Magiska

    LOVE_Magiska Chieftain

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    gun-massaging noodles? :p
     
  4. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    And after that people say they don't listen commercials ! :lol:
     
  5. Neomega

    Neomega Chieftain

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    Listerene is not very good for your mouth or breath. The alcohol evaporates more quickly leaving your mouth drier, and more prone to bacterial growth.

    I brush twice daily with whatever happens to be on my bathroom counter.

    I suppose I should floss... but that takes too much effort.
     
  6. BassDude726

    BassDude726 It's Just a Phase

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    Oral B Cross-action toothbrush, twice a day, once when I wake up, once before I go to bed. I know I'm supposed to do it more, but it doesn't make sense to brush my teeth if I'm just going to eat again. Crest Whitening toothpaste.
    Listerine original, also twice a day.
    Floss, only when I have stuff stuck in my teeth. I know I should more often, but it's hard to get into the habit.
    Overall, I should probably do more, but I've never had a cavity and my breath is always minty because I have an addiction to Altoids.
     
  7. Neomega

    Neomega Chieftain

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    Altoids also are not very good for your mouth or breath. The sugar permeates your saliva and creates a breeding ground for bacteria, as well as dries out your mouth.

    The best solution for bad breath is drinking a healthy amount of water. Gum stimulates your saliva glands, and is second best, allthough it should be sugar free.
     
  8. BassDude726

    BassDude726 It's Just a Phase

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    Jeez Neomega... what do you have against mint-scented/flavored oral hygeine products???

    For the record, my breath has never suffered from altoids. They're kind of essential for me, considering the amount of coffee I drink. I'll take altoid-scented breath over coffee-scented breath.
     
  9. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I brush twice a day with a supermarket own brand toothbrush and Colgate Total toothpaste, don't floss or use mouthwash or anything, spit not swallow, and insist he uses a condom (it's just good hygiene).
     
  10. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Toothbrush, one. Pack of toothpaste, one. One brush a day.

    Maybe twice if I'm feeling really gross. But I don't see the point of brushing in the morning, if you brush at night. Oh, and I have braces, I'll probably have to worry about how my teeth look when they're off.
     
  11. Laughing Gull

    Laughing Gull charts, graphs, databases

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    you are correct. when my wife was younger. she had braces. when they pulled them off, pieces of her teeth went with them. so, she had to get 4 caps in front. Itw as because she didn't EXTRA special care of her teeth while having braces. People with braces need to brush/floss/pick at their teeth 2x as often as non-braces wearing people...otherwise they stand a good chance of negating the desired effects of braces with a smile that looks like the surface of the moon.
     
  12. sabo

    sabo My Ancestors were Vikings

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    There was a time when I swore by Jack Daniels and Jack Daniels only! Now it's crest and listerine
     
  13. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Aw...****. :mad:
     
  14. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I use some sort of toothpaste. Can't recall the brand.
     
  15. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    i try to brush at twice a say, i have one of them special electrical toothbrushes that tells me when i have brushed for long enough.
     
  16. Bootstoots

    Bootstoots Warlord Super Moderator

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    I brush twice a day, not thoroughly and not for long (maybe 20 seconds), plus I use mouthwash in the morning (I think it's a generic version of Scope) and a flouride rinse in the evening, and I don't have either in my mouth for long. I've never had a cavity with that, and I had braces for two years. My orthodontist loves to complain about my poor dental hygeine. She at one point asked me, "What can I do to make you brush more thoroughly?" to which I responded, "Convince me that my teeth are rotting out of my head." That shut her up pretty quickly. ;)
     

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