Post # 1
Just curious….How often do you brush your teeth?
I was watching a make over show that included dental work being done. During the consult with the dentist the woman admitted to never flossing and only brushing her teeth every few days. I get the not flossing thing because I think that’s pretty common, but not brushing your teeth??
Maybe I’m shocked because I brush my teeth often and have pretty good oral health, but this seems grose to me. Wouldn’t you have terrible breath and rotten teeth with all of the sugars and by products that many of us consume daily? Not to mention the plaque and gingivitis! To me this spells poor health in general.
I’m throwing it to the polls so we can see what the norm is. If you’re one of the non-brushers, I mean no judgement, I’m just seriously taken aback. I’m curious because I work in the health industry, so lets see what you all have to say!
Post # 3
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
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
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
I brush twice a day (morning and night) and try to floss at least every other day.
Post # 7
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
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
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 # 10
@BunnyBrideToBe: Haha I hate when that happens from chewing gum! The other night I bought a new pack of fruity 5 gum and it tasted like hubba bubba for adults and I could not stop unwrapping new peices. My jaw was so sore the next day lol.
To answer my own question I generally brush morning, lunch, and bed time. If I eat something smelly or something that leaves a bad texture in my mouth I will brush more than 3x, but usally just the three is good. I floss about once a week because I hate it!
Post # 11
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
I brush every day but I suck a flossing 🙁 bad bee.
Post # 13
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
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
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
3x on weekdays and usually 2x on weekends (A day that is)