Brushing your teeth twice daily

@pitstop (5166)
India
February 27, 2008 11:20am CST
Does it really help if you brush your teeth twice a day rather than once a day? Does it make a difference?
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
I dunno if it makes a difference or not, but i try to brush twice a day, once when i wake up and get ready to go out if i'm going out, and once before bed. I would think that those two times were important times to brush your teeth. And a dentist would tell you every time you eat its important to brush.
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@pitstop (5166)
• India
28 Feb 08
I know some people who brush after every meal and have great teeth!
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I bet they do!!! My mom used to brush like crazy and she ended up brushing the enamel right off her front teeth!!
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@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
Well, I believe it does. Me, i brush my teeth every after meal and before going to bed. And I use a soft bristle toothbrush so it wont be that harmful to the enamel of my teeth. I just feel more confident speaking and dealing with other people if I rush my teeth every after meal. I cant imagine talking with someone and feeling that I have in between teeth some food residue. Its a lot uncomfortable that way.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 08
There really is a big difference when you brush your teeth twice rather than once a day. First, it will make your teeth and mouth cleaner and will help you feel comfortable about yourself. Second, when you brush your teeth more than once, you will have zero cavity soon. Lolz.
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@pebbles29 (108)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
Hello there pitstop! Sure it helps when you brush more frequently. Frequency of toothbrushing can actually compensate for the imperfectness of cleaning in each toothbrushing session. But bear in mind that the quality of your toothbrushing and thoroughness is much more important than its frequency. Just compare 2 persons, both of them brushes twice daily, the other one thorougly and and the other one brushed for just 3 seconds. Or say, 2 persons, one brushes his teeth only once daily but made sure that every surface is cleaned, and the other who brushes 3 times a day but only brushes his front teeth. As long as you thoroughly clean every surfaces of your pearly whites, toothbrushing once a day PLUS FLOSSING is actually enough, since the dental plaque / biofilm /bacterial community on tooth matures for 24 to 48 hours of no toothbrushing and that is when it will cause some gingivitis. But how can we say that we perfectly and absolutely clean every surface of the tooth, right? That is the reason why the dentist will tell you to brush 3 times a day or every after meal. That is to increase the frequency in order to compensate for the estimated level of imperfectness in the quality / thoroughness of cleaning through toothbrushing.
• Philippines
20 Mar 08
Of course it does, in fact some people even brush thrice daily, after every meal. I however only brush twice, once after waking up in the morning and another one before going to bed. Not brushing in the morning doesn't feel right, it actually leaves some kind of an uneasy feeling in your mouth. It also makes food taste a tad bit different hehe... as for evening though, I really just want to feel fresh before going to bed.
@david2005 (803)
• Canada
20 Mar 08
The more you brush your teeth the better it is for your oral health.
• Pakistan
3 Mar 08
It will obviously work the double. I brush my teeth once in a day. At the moment when I get up in the morning I go to wash room and brush my teeth before taking breakfast and performing the morning routine work. But the people who brush their teeth twice in a day they do double rub of their teeth. It is good habit the medical experts say and I also favor them.