Post # 1
Brush his teeth?!
(I’m posting under my anon. name, because frankly, this is embarassing for me!!!)
His teeth are really terrible, it’s a combination of no flouride in the water growing up (at least that’s what he says) and and him not taking care of his teeth period (which he won’t admit).
On top of that, a buddy of his accidentally caused bad damage to his front teeth about 9 years ago, so he lost his smile. I mean, the teeth are still there but just not pretty.
The dentist has quoted us about $20K to get everything done.
Anyway, he absolutely HAD to get a root canal a couple of months ago when he cracked a back tooth. We had to put it on credit, but if we pay it off w/in 6 months, it’s interest free. There’s $160 a month. That’s more than my car payment. :/
He brushes his teeth almost every morning, but he has issues doing it at night. We have gotten in numerous arguments about this.
I just don’t understand. I know he hates his teeth, but he needs to take care of them. I know it won’t make it better, but it will prevent it from getting any worse.
What do I do? I hate nagging him like his mother, but he’s seriously acting like a 6 year old!! I am at my wit’s end, it’s honestly ridiculous.
Post # 4
Use the scare tactic maybe, show him pictures of people who didn’t brush their teeth enough. Make it a night time ritual that is something you do together.
Post # 5
Tell him no kissing after y’all go to bed until he brushes his teeth first! I’m sure a few days of no lovin’ will help him change his habits, lol!
Post # 6
I’m so glad you posted this, fiance has a teeth problem too. He takes care of them, brushes regulary at least twice a day, uses a flouride mouthwash etc. BUT..he smokes like a chimney and drinks coffee like it’s his job. He has horrible horrible nicotine/coffee stains. I’m hoping to convince him to do 2 things before the wedding, 1) quit smoking, not only for his teeth but for other obvious reasons as well and 2) get some professional whitening done. The boy has a beautiful smile and want him to show it off!
As for your boy, I don’t know if withholding the kissing would work very well, not in my case anyway..fiance would quickly remind me that that means I miss out on it too. And I’m way more into kissing than he is I think. I would go for the health issues. Food and plaque that stays in your mouth or on your teeth overnight is sooo bad for teeth. Night time brushing is just as important as day time!! maybe send some articles to his email or something.
Post # 7
My FI doesn’t like brushing his teeth before bed (he brushes them in the shower, so he only brushes in the morning).
I’ve instituted the “no brushed teeth = no kissing” rule. He still doesn’t brush every night, but it’s gotten MUCH better.