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How many of you are really concerned about your oral health?

  1. vydyulashashi profile image61
    vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago

    expanding my question
    Are you really bothered about discoloration of your teeth, go to temporary aids like mint gums for long term bad odor, don't use all dental aids for which maintain oral health..

    How many of you think about your oral hygiene at least thrice a week??

    1. classicalgeek profile image87
      classicalgeekposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I go for cleanings every four months, use all-natural toothpaste and a cleanser in my water pik, and floss regularly. I also have a bite plate for keeping my from grinding my teeth when I sleep that I should use more regularly. I rub Thieves oil on my gums each day which has cleared up a ton of problems.

      1. vydyulashashi profile image61
        vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        a very good career of your teeth..keep it up..good luck god bless u

    2. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I feel that very less percentage of people are actually concerned about their teeth. Even I have seen so many friends of mine ignoring their gum problems altogether but according to me, it should not be taken lightly. We should rather visit a dentist once every 6 months even if you have no problem.

      1. vydyulashashi profile image61
        vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yes u r rite many of them are not really concerned about their oral hygiene...some are unaware there are will very drastic systemic manifestations if infection occurs from mouth because of caries,gingivitis,periodontitis etc

        1. snagerries profile image74
          snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with you..Yaa it can have very adverse affects if care is not properly taken.

      2. TheHubDoctor profile image61
        TheHubDoctorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, the frequency for dental hygiene visits varies according to the health of the patient and the health of the gums.  For a perfectly healthy adult with no dental problems or health problems a six month schedule works fine.  If the patient has any systemic health problems like Diabetes, etc. or has any gingivits or periodontal disease, it is suggested that they maintain a 3 month dental hygiene schedule.  It takes bacteria approximately 3 months to repopulate the pockets around the teeth after a "dental cleaning"  to a point where it is destructive again. This bacteria has also been linked to Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, Respiratory Diseases, and low birth weight babies.   This is why a 3 month schedule is suggested.  A 3 month schedule is also suggested for anyone wearing orthodontic appliances.

    3. RKHenry profile image80
      RKHenryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Terribly concerned, can't you tell?

      1. vydyulashashi profile image61
        vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i use mouth washes daily along with brushing
        go for scaling and polishing atleast thrice in a year,coz am a smoker

        1. snagerries profile image74
          snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yaa for smoker I feel that mouth wash is necessary..

    4. dinkan53 profile image78
      dinkan53posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Even brushing and mouthwashes does not go deep enough to reach the plaque that causes bad breath. You need to floss every day and get a cleaning done every few months.

    5. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think about oral hygiene several times a day, and my teeth are still all mine because of it.

      They are cleaned at least three times a day, I always carry sugar free chewing gum should I not have the opportunity of cleaning them after eating, and I use floss every night before bed.

      I'm afraid I find the look of not well maintained teeth on others somewhat revolting, and bad breath can put me off somebody forever.

  2. FuzzyCookie profile image89
    FuzzyCookieposted 6 years ago

    I was a gross person literally I never brushed my teeth. I've been brushing since 3 yrs. I had to get one root canal, 4-5 teeth fillings which opened my eyes and made me want to brush. Now I brush regularly neutral

    I know, its gross big_smile big_smile tongue

    Edit: Apart from regular brushing, I dont do anything else neutral big_smile

    1. thooghun profile image86
      thooghunposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I had firm, solid, white teeth. I was content.

      The fairy-tale latest until around a month ago when I was startled by hearing a loud crack when digging into a panino. My tooth had split off from an old filling. Eating now (until I can build the courage to visit the dentist) is a game of Russian roulette that can lead my exposed nerve endings to become angsty, leading day long nausea and headaches because of the pain.

      Yes, I'm paying more attention now.

    2. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Brushing at night also helps..

    3. TheHubDoctor profile image61
      TheHubDoctorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's really great.  Keep up the good work fuzzy.  You might want to think about adding a fluoride mouth wash at bedtime due to your history of decay.  Act by Johnson & Johnson is sold over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets, and reduces the incidence of new decay by often as much as 60%.

  3. vydyulashashi profile image61
    vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago

    well classicalgeek you really have good oral practice...that's really good of you

    @ Thooghun better take more care about tht..good luck and god bless you..

    and well Fuzzy cookie you really delayed dear..any way with the advent of new therapeutic measures and treatment methods you can get the best..be careful take care

    1. FuzzyCookie profile image89
      FuzzyCookieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah.. i am a lazy grl.. lol

  4. akirchner profile image95
    akirchnerposted 6 years ago

    Definitely/most assuredly! Oral health can lead to all kinds of problems with general well being and health overall and if untreated, especially for diabetics or immune compromised individuals, it can lead to deadly infections. 

    Sadly, in the US, dental insurance is rare and more and more people go without proper dental examinations.  Since diabetes and immune compromise are on the rise, that seems like a bad thing!

    1. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah there are many systemic diseases which will ultimately affect oral tissue..so ppl with such kind of diseases are to treated with more specific care

  5. Cuselax profile image62
    Cuselaxposted 6 years ago

    i hate getting chewed out by the dentist!

    1. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah most of them have a fear of dental treatment since they thnk they are painful procedures..but not all of them are painful..

      1. snagerries profile image74
        snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Its not that painful I believe.

  6. vydyulashashi profile image61
    vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago

    @ snagerries thanx for your suggestions and compliments..

    yes brushing at ni8 is must coz most of the bacterial activity is at a high rate during ni8 times only..

    people shud b aware of this and should feel the importance of oral health

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yaa thats what I said brushing doesnt take much time and if done daily helps a lot...

  7. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    i am heavily into oral

    1. FuzzyCookie profile image89
      FuzzyCookieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  8. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Oral sex sounds much more impressive wink

    1. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha ha..really impressive

  9. dinkan53 profile image78
    dinkan53posted 6 years ago

    When some one meets you for the firs time, the first thing they notice is eyes, then teeth and then hair. But people spend more money on their hair than their teeth!!! those who will spend some time to properly clean their teeth will keep away from teeth and gum problems.

    1. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you are absolutely rite dinkan
      if people find that you have a bad odor when you talk for the first time, the situation will become so embarrassing

  10. liljen23 profile image81
    liljen23posted 6 years ago

    I am very concerned about my oral health. I brush my teeth often, floss after eating, and try to go to the dentist each year. I hate bad breath, so I use a lot of mints and toothpaste to try to cut down on bad breath.

    1. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thats gr8..so i see some of my friends are really concerned about their oral health..very happy to hear that jenifer

    2. TheHubDoctor profile image61
      TheHubDoctorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Liljen23
      Try an anti-bacterial rinse such as Listerine after breakfast and before bed.  Brush and floss prior to rinsing.

  11. themist profile image61
    themistposted 6 years ago

    I'm only 20 and my teeth are becoming slightly discoloured, probably the result of coming home drunk and just falling asleep for the past 2 years. Since I've given up drinking, it does come into my head quite a bit more and I do brush my teeth twice a day.

    Maybe its too late now? sad

    1. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No - try 'Pearldrops' if you have it where you are.

      1. themist profile image61
        themistposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm, will give it a try. I'm guessing the product will be reasonably expensive, but if my teeth become white...it'll be worth it. *does a google search*

        Thanks smile

        1. vydyulashashi profile image61
          vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          use oral mouth rinses n dental floss regularly along with brushing...u will get good results..be patient

  12. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    What really gets me about dental health is that it costs a fortune to visit a dentist. I'm in sore need of dental health care now and can't afford a dentist. All I can do is keep taking courses of antibiotics to clear up repeated gum infections, when a dentists could fix my problem in one go.
    Even when I go back to the UK I cannot get free or affordable dental care because the vast majority of NHS dentists have chosen to go private.
    But I  paid into the system for over 30 years. What happened to the money I paid into the system to allow me free dental care? I remember a time when what I paid in National Insurance took up almost half of my wages.
    Yet all those folk who have never worked in their lives are still getting free treatment! Just not me sad

    1. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Izzy, wish I could help. Taking antibiotics can't be a good thing ...
      Can't you set up some kind of private insurance in Spain. We have that here for about €10.00 a month, and can receive private treatment with it. There are also optional supplementary insurances with our compulsory ones.
      I know one or two private insurances that might be available in Spain, although I don't know if you'd be eligable, but worth a try, anyway.

    2. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yes u r rite..it will cost but a remember a 'a stitch in time saves nine'

      so if u delay any oral manifestation it will cost u even more than now in future,coz many oral infections can lead to wide variety of systemic manifestations

    3. TheHubDoctor profile image61
      TheHubDoctorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Izzy.
      If you're in the U.S., you can often get free dental care at dental schools and dental hygiene schools.  Also larger teaching hospitals with dental residencey programs have clinics that offer free or very inexpensive care.

  13. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I used to use PearlDrops all the time and no it is not expensive and yes it does whiten your teeth!

    1. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And it doesn't damage your teeth, as some people say it does (I wouldn't have any left if it were as abrasive as made out).

  14. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I have one of my back teeth rotting for a year or so, its not hurting yet.. Apparently it was something to do with antibiotics I took when I was a teenager which discolored it..my other teeth are fine. I cant be bother to go to the dentist though..I missed my last appointment lol

    1. vydyulashashi profile image61
      vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it is caries..haste for dentist..it will further infect the pulp if left untreated and may cause other complications..if tooth cannot be saved you have to go for extraction of the infected tooth
      be careful Richie

      1. sofs profile image86
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So you did take me on my word, that is good. I am concerned. Discoloration, carries, the tooth fairies, enamel erosion oooh my god... but the truth is dentist's are the ones that trouble me the most.... terrrible experiences.. HA HA

        1. vydyulashashi profile image61
          vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ha ha..probably a general physician wont help u in dental problems....
          but its good to know people are concerned about their oral health..

          take for instance when you approach for the first kiss of your life and your partner finds yellow(buffalo) teeth,bad odor or black colored enamels...yuck...how can u regret yourself for not bothering about your teeth!!!

          1. sofs profile image86
            sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            sorry may be too late for the first kiss, but i am still concerned , these dentist put me off (I hope you are not reading Pradeep  my dentist.)
            Buffalo teeth .... Ha ha
            My pearly whites ( not so any more) are crying for help. So be quick get of the forum and write up.... waiting

            1. vydyulashashi profile image61
              vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              i wish pradeep makes a note of this.. big_smile

              don loose the pearly whites..i really feel bad when people initially have white shining teeth and later turn yellow...
              take care dude..

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    flo1967posted 6 years ago

    Another thing to consider with dental care is teeth grinding. I used to grind my teeth when stressed and when I slept. It was so bad I cracked 2 teeth, but not bad enought initially to do anything about it. It was only years later when they got infected I had to have 2 teeth removed. I've since had hyno therapy to stop grinding my teeth and for the most part it works.

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    Dental2010posted 6 years ago

    Hi,
    Oral Care is important and should be considered as a daily routine.Apart from brushing your teeth,its always good to chew ur food properly before digesting it as undigested food may lead to bad breath and gum disease.There are articles which says bacteria in mouth can lead to heart attacks.Please be aware of the dental care news that u get if u google..

  17. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    One if the first things I notice about people is their smile.  I can't stand nasty looking teeth and gums.  And bad breath is the worst.    I always think, if people are not taking care of their teeth, what else are they not attending to? 

    I brush in the morning, at night, and after meals. I carry a small tooth brush in my purse to use after dining out, so I just excuse myself, go to the rest room and a few minutes later I'm back with a nice clean, fresh mouth. I floss daily and use mouth wash, and get regular cleanings. Fortunately for me, I've never developed a sweet tooth so, I'm proud to say, my teeth white, my smile is bright, and I've never had a single cavity.

    To me a beautiful smile is just about the most attractive thing a person can possess.   big_smile

     
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