(Closed) FI has bad teeth :(

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Has he been to the dentist lately? I sort of had the same issue with my Fiance.  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 Embarassed

 

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
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491 posts
Helper bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Sensodyne makes gentle whitening toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 Fiance had to have all his teeth crowned for that reason.

He needs to go to the dentist.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Fiance 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
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Busy bee

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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.

 

Sigh.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

*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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

He seems to have general issues with hygiene. Sorry you’re dealing with this.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper

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.

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