Post # 1
Not bad in a cavity ridden sense, but yellow ish.
When we first started going out, he had nice teeth. Then, I don’t know, he stopped taking care of them so much. He never flosses and only brushes once per day (in the morning), so his teeth have been yellowing.
He claims he has sensitive teeth so he is opposed to all whitening systems. I asked if we could whiten our teeth for the wedding so they look nice in pics, but his response was “they can just edit that later and whiten them.” They’re not yellow yellow yet, but definitely not white or even off white, and I can tell he doesn’t floss.
i feel like his mother, making him brush and floss every night with me and its seriously irritating and a turn off. That shuld already be a habit of his. I don’t know what to do 🙁 I feel like its so mean to bluntly say your teeth are yellow, but nothing works!
Post # 3
Has he been to the dentist lately? I sort of had the same issue with my FI. I actually got up the nerve to ask him to brush them at night just because it icked me a bit that he only did once a day. He said he would but didn’t
However, when he went to the dentist recently and found out he has to get a $900 under the gum cleaning, I was just like ok that’s it, you are brushing at night and flossing too. At that point he already knew he had to take better care of his chompers (the dentists probably said something too) and he has been good since then.
Post # 4
Is he opposed to whitening toothpaste? I only brush my teeth once a day, but get compliments on how white they are – all I use is Crest Vivid White toothpaste.
Post # 5
Rembrandt toothpaste is supposed to be really good for way yellow teeth. Also, I’ve never used it, but a smoking friend of mine uses something especially made for smokers and/or badly stained teeth. I don’t know what it’s called, but I’ve seen the toothpaste in CVS before.
Post # 6
Sensodyne makes gentle whitening toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
Post # 7
If his teeth are very sensitive, whitening may not help. The enamel may have eroded from them over time, resulting in both the sensitivity and the yellowing. My FI had to have all his teeth crowned for that reason.
He needs to go to the dentist.
Post # 8
My FI has the same problem with the yellowing but he takes good care of his teeth. He’s never had cavities or dental problems, but his teeth are pretty discolored. We use whitening toothpaste and it doesn’t do anything, and apparently his dentist told him he wouldn’t benefit from professional whitening. I find that hard to believe, but whatever I can live with it.
Post # 9
Ohhh I’m sorry but I could not deal with someone not brushing their teeth at the very least twice/day. It’s basic hygiene. Yuck.
Post # 10
I dated a guy for over a year that had this same problem. Honestly, you should talk to him and be upfront that you feel like his mother reminding him of simple and basic hygene and that it’s a turn-off. I didn’t communicate with my ex and I broke up with him because the whole “ew, it’s a turn off thing” turned into me being totally repulsed by anything he did. I know it will be hard, but if you care about your relationship, you’ll talk to him about it. Good Luck! (:
Post # 11
@MrsCreeToBe: I work for a dental clinic, and I’d love to have my teeth whitened, but the potential risks outweigh the benefits. Whitening can cause extreme sensitivity. Sensitivity can also be caused by enamel erosion, which I have (thanks to my love of soft drink), so whitening my teeth – especially my front teeth, could make them transparent. I have never had a filling in my life, and I’ve never had a problem with my teeth, so I think for the sake of appearances, I won’t tempt fate and whiten them. Whitening teeth can be a pain in the ass because of you have had fillings, they will need to be replaced as they won’t lighten. So it can be a very expensive venture. I say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Although he should be having regular checkups and cleans at the dentist. You’d be surprised how much whiter your teeth look after a professional clean.
Post # 12
@caits615: +1. Sorry to be blunt, but ick. Tell him you won’t kiss him or do anything else in bed unless he brushes. I’m not one to withhold sex as punishment but why should you suffer????
Post # 13
I know your pain.
My guy brushes (don’t think he flosses) but since regular trips to the dentist aren’t common in his home country, he hasn’t been in years. I keep bugging him to go and he keeps putting it off. Meanwhile, he complains of toothaches and I worry about massive infections and lasting damage.
Post # 14
*shudders* Nasty teeth are a dealbreaker for me. There’s research that gum disease can actually lower life expectancy. Something about the constant inflammation, I think. Maybe an appeal to his long-term health would work? Good luck!
Post # 15
He seems to have general issues with hygiene. Sorry you’re dealing with this.
Post # 16
I can’t deal with yuck mouth. Sorry I would be blunt. Because you mouth/breath/teeth represent ME to. I dont people talking about my SO’s breath…you have to be blunt.