How many times a day do you brush your teeth?

@tabatha7 (189)
December 30, 2011 3:45am CST
I do twice a day because the dentists have always told me to brush at least twice each day. I used to brush more like 5-7 times a day, but I realized that my gums were starting to erode (!). So I went back to brushing only twice a day and using mouthwash several times a day. I used to get this white film on my front teeth at night as I slept. I asked a health "professional" why I was getting that, and I think she just made up a random answer. Anyway, when I started using "Advanced Listerine with Tartar Protection," I stopped getting the nasty white film on my teeth. I also noticed that my teeth were slightly whiter after I used it. Have you had similar experiences with toothpaste & mouthwash? What were/are they?
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@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 11
Toothpaste smile... - That's what they call those perfect-toothed smiles; like this guy's got.
I brush my teeth every morning and every night. And quite often several times during the day too, say like after I've had something to eat. I've never had any problems with eroding gums; although I've had tooth problems, including having to have five teeth out. Luckily my front teeth are still good. I think brushing twice a day is fine; any more perhaps a little excessive, especially for the tender gums. I don't use mouthwash; and I very rarely floss; although I'll make a point of it before going to see the dentist. I like them to see my gnashers at their best...:o)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 11
When I say every morning...I mean, soon after getting up...and every night...just before bed.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
30 Dec 11
Nothing particular.. But brushing your teeth 5-6 times a day is way too much and harmful too.. There are chemicals in the tooth paste which can damage your teeth... Don't do that.. Twice a day is fine!!! And healthy too. I use Listrine too, it is good and gives a fresh feeling.. Please make sure that you only gargle with it and not swallow it... Take care...
@Jhovarie (1169)
• Philippines
30 Dec 11
i agree with you some toothpaste have a chemical that are harmful for the teeth..
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
I brushed my teeth 3times a day. Be careful of the food you eat. It can cause cavity and tooth decay.Change your tooth brush every 3months
@taomoney (649)
• Hong Kong
31 Dec 11
I am lazy, 1-2 times a day. now, i got a broken teeth, waiting to see dentist. I feel sorry that not to be more hardworking to brush my teeth :(
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
31 Dec 11
I brushed my teeth three times a day. I am used to doing that since I was a kid. And also used Listerine as my mouthwash. But I don't used them everyday. I would just gargle mouthwash every other day.
@00fear (3203)
• United States
31 Dec 11
I used to do it 3 times a day but since my dad and the dentist said I only have to brush it 2 times a day, I do it after I wake up (before breakfast) and late at night. My cousin told me that it supposed to be every single time after finishing a meal. I guess everyone has different answers. I never used the Advanced Listerine with Tartar Protection just the original listerine. I have used whitening strips and my teeth also looks white enough.
• India
30 Dec 11
Excessive brushing is not good for you as it will erode the enamel on your teeth. Your teeth will loose its white color and start becoming dark. Its good to brush twice a day as the dentists also recommend it. However I only brush once a day as Im lazy. My father is also tired of telling me to brush twice a day but I never listened to him.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Dec 11
I always brush my teth twice a day. I brush right after breakfast in the morning and also before i go to bed at night. Dental hygiene is very important and it is up to us to take care of our teeth, We won't get any more unless they are dentures.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
30 Dec 11
Usually three to four times a day.During work days I do brush four times a day.One in the morning,another in the afternoon after eating lunch.Another one before leaving the office and the last one before going to bed.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
30 Dec 11
That is a lot of brushing.. Well me, i brush my teeth two times in the morning because that time is the worst time for all our mouth :-) Then i brush once in the afternoon and once in the evening before i go to bed.I am not very particular in toothpaste brand and mouthwash as long as i use it.Any brand will do.But the usual in our house is listerine :-)
@indi15 (883)
• India
30 Dec 11
In the morning i definitely brush my teeth, at night i try to especially when i eat chocolates . I guess that is enough , i am a bit lazy about it so i can not do more than is.
@Jhovarie (1169)
• Philippines
30 Dec 11
i only brush my teeth ones a day every morning only hehehe its because im lazy enough to brush my teeth but my teeth is ok it is strong but its not color white its looks like color dirty white but its strong.