Do you think if we cleaned our teeth after each time we ate ........

@caramello (4381)
Australia
December 17, 2006 9:25pm CST
we would have no cavities and therefore less trips to the Dentist! I dislike going to the Dentist so much, that I put it off!
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17 responses
• United States
19 Dec 06
There is no doubt that it would help the problem, but it depends on other things too, as how many and what medication have you taken, etc. There are many meds that destroy you teeth.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• United States
24 Dec 06
Hey sis, hi again. Good advice.
• Ukraine
8 Jan 07
well thats true to some extent.... but excessive brushing can cause tooth erosion leading to hypersensitve teeth. so a dental check up is a must every 6 months
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
Love the name cooldentist, and yes you are quite right we should visit the dentist at least every 6 months and I have it on my "to do" list for this year only it has been awhile since my last visit! Thank-you for your response.
@achumama (506)
• India
27 Dec 06
i too think soo..
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• Indonesia
25 Dec 06
Hmm.. We still must go to dentist at least once at 3 month.. but if a\our tooth health.. then we will not feel pain when we go to dentist.. and by cleaned our teeth after we eat that will make our food out from our mouth.. and as you know.. if that food not out from our mouth.. than that food will rotten.. than it will increase bad bacteria than you'll have toothache.. uuh.. it will so scary
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
25 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Dec 06
It is enough to clean it 3 times a day, if you do not eat anything sweet.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
23 Dec 06
Yes, it's sure that we would have no problems with our mouths. But it is impossible to do it. You have to do it immediately.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• United States
23 Dec 06
No, it is all in the genes I think.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
Yes I would say genetics play a big part in it as with a lot of other things as well. Thank-you for your response.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
22 Dec 06
I think that it would help, especially if you only brush throughly once/day. But even people who brush after all meals,rinse after drinking beverages, and floss every day can develop decay and gum problems. I think that it is always recommended to go to the dentist for a check-up and cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, which can build up and cause decay and gum disease, every 6 months whether you like it or not. Nice try, though!! LOL
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
I know it was a nice try, anything to get out of the dreaded visit to the Dentist. LOL Thank-you for your response.
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
i do not clean my teeth with tooth pase because of an allergy and for more than thirty years i have had no cavities but my hubby and a couple og my children who relegiously clean their teeth twice a day with past have cavities every dental visit do you think there is a coincidence there or not but to me the paste isn`t helping at all
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
hope some people seem to clean their teeth regularly and end up with problems and then there are some that don't clean them much at all and have no problems, or very few. So not sure why, but thank-you for your response.
• United States
20 Dec 06
yes it definitely would!! because all the bacteria that gets in your mouth is from stuff you put in it so if you brush your teeth after you but stuff in it then that means no bacteria which then means no dentist which then means no bill LOL .... unless you get your teeth knocked out of your mouth or HAVE to have surgery in your mouth .... other then that you should atleast go one time a year
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
It is over the year now and time to get my act together and go, not so easy though! Thank-you for your response.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
19 Dec 06
even if we brushed our teeth after every meal, we still need to go to the dentist for some general cleaning at least once a year. plaque deposits are something that only dentist can remove. have your teeth regularly checked
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• Nigeria
19 Dec 06
well i do not think so it will make the teeth healthier..
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
19 Dec 06
I think it is genetic like marggianne has stated. I clean my teeth 2 0 3 times a day and floss but always seem to need a filling or the last time I went (last week) I had an infected absess and had to have the tooth removed! I can't seem to win with dentists and I hate them even more than doctors (I am a nurse so that is a fair statement) LOL
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• United States
18 Dec 06
I don't know. I brush and floss all the time, but my teeth do not hold up. I think a lot has to do with your genes. My husband doesn't floss or take care of his teeth, and he never has problems.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• India
18 Dec 06
brushing teeth each time after meal is not advisable as it keeps on eroding the calcium of the teeth..teeth loses its color and becomes weaker day by day..brushing only twice a day is the recommended by dentists..
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
For some people this would be advantageous, and for some probably woudn't make much difference as they probably already brush their teeth twice a day, but it is strongly suggested by dentists that brushing your teeth does lower the posibility of getting tooth decay! ( leaves grinning broadly )
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response Eagle.
• United States
18 Dec 06
I t may help some but won't completely take care of it. You have to clean your mouth after you drink too, espacially soadas and tea. The new listerine strips are pretty neat. They kill tons af germs.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
They sound like something I could try, thank-you for your response.