How many times do you brush your teeth a day?

Philippines
March 4, 2010 2:50pm CST
I do it thrice a day after meal. Some people says, it should be twice only, other group says, everytime you eat brushing your teeth is a must. who is right?how many times a day is the required to brush? share your thoughts.
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• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Though most say it's proper to brush the teeth twice or thrice a day, I only brush once daily, before going to bed. I tried brushing more than once but I would get toothaches. I guess my teeth are sensitive with too much brushing. Even though I only brush once daily, I make sure I do it properly. That's when I stay at home all day by the way. But if I go to work, I brush before leaving home as well.
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@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
5 Mar 10
Try using a toothpaste that is catered to sensitive teeth. It might help..
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I think SESODYNE will help you because that toothpaste is for sensitive gums and teeth. You should brush your teeth at least twice because once is not enough. the bacteria will arise once you continue that way. Your breathe becomes uncomfortable.
@freeboy90 (458)
• Italy
4 Mar 10
I brush my teeth anytime I eat something, I know it's good for my teeth. Brushing your teeth will probably never be enough since the toothbrush does not clean our mouth 100% so it's always good to use also something else togheter after brushing our teeth
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
yes you are correct,we need to use mouthwash also to keep our teeth and mouth clean 100%.I never did brushing anytime once i eat something but i brushing thrice a day.thanks for your time. Nice meeting you.
• Italy
5 Mar 10
Yes mouthwash is the answer to keep our mouth pretty clean, what I have heard is that also brushing the tongue with a special brush can eliminate a good part of bacteria and prevents bad breath
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
the tongue must be brush also to remove the left substance and the bacteria on it. Once you do not brush the tongue for sure the breathe becomes polluted,hehehehe. please include the tongue during brushing.
• United Arab Emirates
4 Mar 10
Actually what i think is brushing your teeth twice or thrice is fine. But also check out those tooth brushes whichh you are using too, Because changing your toothbrush in about four to five months is important. As if the bristles of your brush having some problem, So this really can provide some real damage. I brush twice a day somtimes thrice too:). Hope this helps...........
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
i like your advice. you are right we need to change our brush every 3 or 5 months because the bristles of brush that time has already damaged. So, that it cannot give your teeth 100% cleaning.
• United Arab Emirates
5 Mar 10
Yes, Thanks, this thing is needed to be mentioned because most of the people don't change their tooth brushes oftenly and in the result they get gums bleeding and other stuffs like that. Too much used brushes don't even clean your teeth as you said, and also they are hygienically very harmful to use. I hope this helps. Take Care (of your teeth) :)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
Thanks for the reminders. I hope your comments serve as a reminder and caution to others to be aware in their brush and ensure the cleanliness of their teeth.
@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
5 Mar 10
Many times for me too, like the rest of the people.. around 2-3 times per day. But whenever I want to go out, I need to brush my teeth too, even though I have already taken a shower prior and brushed my teeth. I feel like so fresh every time my teeth are cleaned like that..
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
brushing our teeth is one of proper hygiene because when our teeth are healthy we can smile confidently and comfortable with fresh breathe. Those people not properly brushing for sure their breathe is horrible,and they cannot smile confidently.lol.
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@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
10 Mar 10
That's so true.. and especially to maintain healthy gums as well. Very important definitely..
@cloud31 (5810)
5 Mar 10
I prefer to brush my teeth 3 times a day,i even floss them every day,brushing is not enough to achieve cleanliness of teeth, flossing is also advisable to cleans in between teeth that brush couldn't reached.So i brush my teeth every after meal or any food i intake which i know can cause tooth decay .Its also an advice from expert that we should visit our dentist twice a year to prevent and have our teeth check by an expert.We should take good care of our teeth and gums to have that healthy and lovely smile. Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I know you did that because you have a healthy lifestyle and proper hygiene. That is why I admire you so much.Beauty is never when their teeth are unhealthy and horrible,lol.
@cloud31 (5810)
5 Mar 10
thank you for the admiration! lol..i'm flattered for that!hahaha! I think I'm so much concerned about hygiene i just love pampering myself. Happy myLotting!
@Galena (9120)
4 Mar 10
about 3 times. sometimes more. you shouldn't brush your teeth soon after eating. leave it at least an hour. when you eat, the level of acidity in your mouth rises, so scrubbing your teeth after eating is like scrubbing them with acid.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
it's nice advice galena. are you a dentist?i know brunching frequently will make your teeth more pretty and we can do something big smile if our teeth are pretty,clean and complete. when you have complete, fresh and clean teeth it can boost your self confidence. am i right?
@Galena (9120)
5 Mar 10
I used to be a dental nurse, and I mostly worked with the hygienist. so oral hygiene is the part of dentistry I was working with most of all. as well as keeping the teeth clean, it's important to floss the surfaces between them and a little below the gumline. some people lose perfectly healthy teeth because their gums aren't well looked after.
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
normally i brush my teeth three times a day and that's every after meal. but sometimes whenever i eat too much of those junk foods, i brush my teeth as well. no wonder i still have a complete set of tooth
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
normally three times a day brushing is enough to protect our teeth against bacteria and decay.we can protect also our teeth by visiting our dentist twice a month for check up and cleaning.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
yeah i even visit the dentist almost everyday... lucky me coz my sister is a dentist.. hehe
@wishuluck (233)
• Lithuania
5 Mar 10
I only brush my teeth twice a day. I usually only use chewing gum after my lunch. I'm not sure who is right and how many times per day you should brush your teeth. I believe you should o it every time you feel you need it, but too many times a day may cause additional problems. Like your teeth may become more sensitive or your gums may be damaged.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I agree with that. 3 times a day brushing is good enough to protect our teeth from decay,plaque and bacteria.I suggest, better to used mouthwash instead of chewing gums to make your breathe fresh. Thanks for the response.
@avani26 (1520)
• India
5 Mar 10
I just brush my teeth once a day but I clean it very well. I am really proud that till date other than my wisdom tooth which had to be extracted I have to say I have never had any tooth complans. So that really shows that I do take care of my teeth quite well.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I really surprise in your post but good for you because you have healthy teeth and gums even you are doing single brushing a day.Do you use mouthwash? i suggest used mouthwash it will help you to minimize the generation of bacteria if you just brushing your teeth once.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
three times a day is recommended. dentist used to tell me not to brush too much as theres also a side effect for too much fluoride. if you do then just use small amount. i see those who brush with flouride almost covering the whole brush, its alright if we did it three times a day only. they recommend to use dental floss instead as it can clean the teeth completely.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I really appreciate your informative response in this discussion.At least right now i have additional information to be used as guide in my brushing. I really love gather new information like this that will help me.
@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
5 Mar 10
I brush my teeth twice a day. I'm sure brushing after every meal and before bed is the best thing to do. I guess I am too lazy to do that, though. I wonder if it is possible to brush your teeth too often? I think it is very important to take care of your teeth though, because an unhealthy mouth can lead to other diseases.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
precisely, if you cannot do brushing frequently your breath becomes horrible and your teeth becomes unhealthy. laziness in brushing makes our life incomplete because how do you smile when you have horrible breath and unhealthy teeth.am i right?
• United States
4 Mar 10
I brush 3-4 times a day and I floss every day or every other day - I'm a little obsessed with keeping my teeth healthy. :)I don't know if you can ever brush too much, I hope you can't!
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
i admire your obsession to keep your teeth healthy because it is a sign of being hygienic.continue your obsession and share it to others to make them also benefited for having healthy and pretty teeth. Show your big smile......thanks
• United States
4 Mar 10
I brush two times a day. Once in the morning and then a night after showered or bathed. I think it's more healthy to do three but I am so busy I forget. :|
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
hahahahahahaha. you just need 1 to 2 minutes in your time to do brushing. some of us have the same thought for saying i am busy and don't have time to do brushing. we need to keep our teeth clean and fresh because we are dealing different people everywhere. if we are not brushing frequently for sure our breath becomes horrible.lol.
@Reyk22 (132)
• United States
4 Mar 10
Once or none. And of course this is terrible. My dad almost has to get a new(fake though close to real and functional, not gold or filling) tooth and that costs about 12 thousand dollars in america for a good one. So I probably will brush my teeth more, but I have a medical prescribed Crest tube with a load of fluorides and much much more, things and I use Listerine mouth wash. That stuff burns hard but eliminates almost all plaque and bacteria in your mouth. I sometimes alos use a fluoride rinse. I apoligize for commenting twice, I did not realize I left this window open and thought my comment did not get through.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
It's truly when you are not brushing your teeth,lol. i am sure if you take care of your teeth ever since , you don't need to by anew one. for having a original teeth is very comfortable.thank you for sharing your thoughts and personal experience.
@Reyk22 (132)
• United States
4 Mar 10
Brushing will scrape too much of your enamel off and so I do not brush very much.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
how many times do you brush? how do you clean our teeth if you are not much brushing? I am so wonder in your comment.please give me some thoughts.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 10
I am also brushing my teeth three times in a day. I brush early in the morning, after lunch and before going to bed. I think this is the most appropriate way of brushing our teeth. But, i had known a friend, who brushed her teeth almost every time, whenever she had ate anything. For me, it's quite difficult if we are to brush our teeth every time after we had ate something.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Everytime brushing is good but i think not practical. Thrice a day is most appropriate way of brushing. Avoid also too much fluoride because it is bad for teeth.
@tuyakiki (3017)
• India
4 Mar 10
I prefer brushing my teeth twice. Once,early in the morning after waking up from sleep,and once before going to bed. I have many people brushing the teeth after they wake up from sleep and it touches even four times a day. It acts as a mouth refresher.I think,its good brush twice.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Thanks from your recommendation. we have different point of view in this discussion. There is no wrong advice as long as you have better breath, and pretty teeth at the end of the day. Some people did not brushing often. So that their teeth was not complete and bad breath.
4 Mar 10
I brush three times a day too. Once in the morning, after lunch and than again before I go to bed. Back in the days before I became a stay at home mother I kept a toothbrush and toothpaste in my handbag so I could brush at work too. I have always made a huge effort to look after my teeth and it has paid off so far. At the ripe old age of 31 I have never had anything done to my teeth at all, no fillings...nothing and I'm very proud of that.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Nice to hear that. Some people invest more time and money for their teeth to make it better by putting retainer,braces and other accessories.However, when you are doing brushing since childhood properly for sure those accessories are not needed to make your teeth pretty.
• India
8 Mar 10
if you are a non-vegeterian or eats lots of sweet stuffs, then i think it is a must that you brush your teeth after every meal. others can do with twice a day. brushing before going to bed is advisable.
• India
5 Mar 10
Two times a day..... morning and before going to sleep........