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Optimal number of times of brushing teeth?

  1. 1

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. 2

    14 vote(s)
    63.6%
  3. 3

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. 4

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. 5

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. 6+

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. Aug 15, 2008 #1

    tgt

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    How many times per day for optimal number? And when to do it each day? Why? Assume convenience is equal for all options.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2008 #2
    If you brush too much, you can brush away your gums. At least thats what a dentist told me a while ago. I'd think it also depends on your diet. Without lots of soda and sugar in your diet I'd think 1/day would be sufficient?
     
  4. Aug 15, 2008 #3

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    Twice I'd say. Once in the morning, one just before bedtime. Doing it just before bedtime greatly diminishes the urge to snack at midnight.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2008 #4
    I brush 2 times, morning and night, and floss every morning too.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2008 #5

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    Most people brush twice. I'm lazy and only brush once or when I remember. My teeth are fine and I have no fillings or any other major dental work. I could just be blessed with very strong teeth.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2008 #6

    BobG

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    Best is right after you eat.

    I don't follow that, though. I only brush twice a day and floss once a day.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2008 #7

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    I've seen people who bring their tootbrush to work and brush in the bathroom, after lunch. I only brush 2 times a day.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2008 #8
    Twice for me, unless I'm really tired or don't feel like it. I floss after I eat food that gets stuck in my teeth.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2008 #9
    I voted for 6+. Once after each meal.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2008 #10

    BobG

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    I just noticed there's a slight problem with your poll. There's no option for 0.

    God Bless You, Mr Rosewater.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2008 #11

    tgt

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    That's because I've witnessed someone who brushed 0 times a day for a month or so and ended up getting a large cavity and tooth ache so it can't be optimal.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2008 #12
    Ahh just ignore your teeth and they will go away.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2008 #13

    BobG

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    Psshh! My cats have never brushed their teeth and I haven't seen any problem with them. And don't tell me that doesn't apply to PF members. I've actually seen photos of Moonbear's cat reading PF posts. I can't find any posts by her, though. I think her username is Ember, but I might be wrong.

    I do brush my dog's teeth, but only once a day.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2008 #14

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    Evo's cat, Dr. Foofer has an account here and used to post. I don't think he brushes or flosses.

    Your dog has her own toothbrush, right? :uhh:
     
  16. Aug 15, 2008 #15

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    :surprised

    How often do you remember?? At least once a week I pray!
     
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  17. Aug 15, 2008 #16

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    Normally when I'm in bed and I feel my teeth are furry. Then I think "I really should brush them".
     
  18. Aug 15, 2008 #17

    BobG

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    Of course! And her own toothpaste. I keep hoping my son will steal hers by mistake when he runs out. Usually he lets me know he's out of toothpaste by stealing mine.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2008 #18
    I brush after each meal and before kissing.....:blushing:
     
  20. Aug 15, 2008 #19

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    Imagine her poor bf...

    20 minutes after eating, he finds himself starting to pucker and doesn't know why.
     
  21. Aug 15, 2008 #20
    Are you sure that even after you brush your teeth and enter 'kissing', some time later it smells better still ? :rofl:
     
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