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Oral hygiene polls

How often do you brush your teeth?

  • once a day
  • twice a day
  • three times a day
  • more than three times a day
  • less than once a day
  • never
  • I don’t have teeth

0 voters

How often do you floss?

  • once a day
  • twice a day
  • when food gets stuck
  • never
  • I don’t have teeth
  • other

0 voters

Is the first poll for brushing?

Edit: nevermind, I see you got it changed.

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I brush once a day but should do it twice. I used to floss but now I never do it. I use a toothpick to clean stuck food.

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But I go regularly to the dentist for cleaning etc

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They floss my teeth there etc

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Brushing and flossing is simple and important for your health. I brush twice and floss once a day.

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I think with the negatives it gets pushed aside a lot. There’s been days in the past when I didn’t brush because I barely got out of bed. And also there’s been times in my life when I’ve been so depressed that I’ve lost 30 pounds in a month for not eating and laying in bed wasting away. The last thing I would think about is brushing my teeth.

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I have invisible braces, so I have to brush and floss after every meal. It’s a bit of a hassle, but my teeth have never been healthier.

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Did anyone else go and brush their teeth after viewing this thread? I did :rofl:

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I never floss. I hate it. But then again I never had holes in the sides of my teeth. And also sometimes I rinse my mouth with vegetable oil, like for instance olive oil. I think it is equally, or even more effective than flossing, but takes more time. You need to rinse your mouth for about 5 minutes.

I brush about every other day, and try to floss once a week.

When I was depressed, I wouldn’t brush my teeth for like a week. Now I brush once a day, and floss. Of course there are still lazy days where I don’t

i brush once a day and never floss. prob should brush twice a day but it’s hard to get it into my routine.

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I brush once a day, but pick my teeth after meals and rinse my mouth often.

Never had cavities.

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If you only brush once a day, make sure it’s before bed, or you might end up with serious dental issues.

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I have a water floss machine. It saves waste and it also works very well. The conventional floss hurts my gums, unfortunately.

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It might not be the same for you but my dentist told me it’s normal to bleed a lot when you start flossing. It will pretty much stop after a while.

I’m terrible at cleaning my teeth. When I get depressed I often have thoughts about not being alive much longer and not needing to take care of them. Even when I do brush more its only once a day and I skip some days.
I find I floss more if I leave the floss near the toothbrush. Im more encouraged to do it after I brush etc.

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I have the hardest time with brushing and flossing as much as I need to. I am too lazy and headed to the dentist tomorrow to get a filling. :cry:

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I use to brush my teeth 3 times a day, sometimes twice, it depends.
I floss once a day before sleeping.

I am obsessed with dental hygiene.
(I use to go to the dentist every 6 months.)