(Closed) How often do you brush your teeth?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How often do you brush your teeth?
    Never (Please tell us your reasons for this if you wouldn't mind) : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Only sometimes (ie: less than 1x per day) : (2 votes)
    2 %
    1x per day (Morning/Night) : (43 votes)
    35 %
    2x per day (Morning AND Night) : (67 votes)
    54 %
    3x per day (Morning, Lunch, and Night) : (8 votes)
    6 %
    After every meal : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other. (Please comment with your response) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I usually brush in the morning when I get up (preferably after coffee, but it depends on how late I’m running and what’s going on that day; sometimes pre-coffee), and before bed.

    If I have a lunch that has anything “sticky” or smelly in it, where the taste or feel will linger, I also brush after lunch when possible.  I actually try to plan my lunches based on whether or not I’ll be able to brush.  Like, if I’m going to be on campus after lunch, I won’t have anything with onion!

    I also like to brush before I work out, but I don’t always.

    Since morning & night are my regulars, that’s how I voted, but I guess I’m kind of all over the board!

    I used to brush like 10x/day but my dentist yelled at me.  I have an anxiety disorder and brushing used to help.  Now I chew waaaaaay too much gum and my jaw aches all the time.  Oh well.

    Post # 4
    Member
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I chose other because I brush my teeth 3x a day, but not morning, lunch and night. I work out at 5:30 in the morning so i brush before that, then i come home to eat and get ready for work, and brush them again before i leave for work. then i brush them before i go to bed. i can’t imagine not brushing for a day or more – i can’t stand leaving the house with dirty teeth!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2547 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I floss every second day, no exceptions unless I am camping or something. I brush 1-2 times daily. The reason for the once, is because sometimes I am so very tired, and fall asleep while intended to brush later, like if I wash my face, and then think, ” oh but I want some chips, or an orange, so I’ll eat that, and then brush my teeth”.. Or sometimes I am plain lazy and just listerine at night. I always brush in the morning, and usually always brush at night. But I am being honest here, so it is 1 -2 times daily.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I brush twice a day (morning and night) and try to floss at least every other day.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    3x a day, and even more than that if my mouth feels kinda funky. Call me crazy but hey, I’ve never had a cavity or a single thing wrong with my teeth!! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Once per day, usually. In the shower in the mornings. 

    I sometimes do it twice per day but I always forget and by the time I remember I’m all snuggly and warm in bed and don’t bother. My teeth are super white, and I haven’t had a cavity in over 8 years so I think I’m good.

    Post # 9
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m kind of a fanatic about my teeth.  I voted twice a day (morning and night on a normal workday).  But, if I’m home during the day and I’m about to go somewhere (meeting friends/out for lunch/out for dinner, whatever) I will brush my teeth a third time.

    Post # 11
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    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I really should floss more often, but I always brush once a day. Occasionally if I take a second shower or my mouth feels particularly foul I’ll brush twice but not always.

    I just read an article that said brushing right after meals isn’t a good idea because of something to do with the enamel being soft.

    Post # 12
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I brush every day but I suck a flossing 🙁 bad bee.

    Post # 13
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Im actually shocked that some people only brush once a day! I brush in the morning when I wake up and at night before I go to bed. I also use mouthwash sometimes during the day just to have my mouth feel clean.

    Post # 14
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    2313 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Usually once in the morning, I tend to forget or get lazy at night UNLESS I eat something very strongly spicy or garlicky for dinner, and then I will brush before bed. I also have a weird compulsion where I have to brush my teeth whenever I get out of the shower. It’s like if the rest of me is clean, my mouth has to be clean, too. So if I shower, I brush after that, too. 

    Post # 15
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    2547 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m pretty sure that flossing is almost more important in some aspects because it cleans the actual gum line, where the root sits. Anyways, I couldn’t imagine not flossing regularily, if I leave it for even two days, it amazes me how much gunk can come out of them.

    Post # 16
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    2317 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    3x on weekdays and usually 2x on weekends (A day that is) 

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