Do you floss your teeth every day, /fit/? Dental hygiene is extremely important to your overall health and fitness.
Dental hygiene is incredibly important, and not enough people take it seriously. I've never had a cavity in my life. Neither did my father, or my grandfather. This might just be lucky genetics, but I remember that in middle school and high school, nearly everyone else I knew had at least a couple fillings. I blame the following:>Too much sugar. Especially in children's food. It's a big problem that people aren't aware of.>Not brushing teeth. If you ask, an alarmingly large number of people confess to skipping the toothbrush occasionally.>Incorrect form when brushing teeth. If you see the average person brush their teeth, they don't take enough time and they don't only do the sides. You need to get the caps of the teeth but people only do the sides. In the future, maybe we can coat our teeth in a perfect transparent sealant, and surpass nature's craftsmanship. Until then, you need to take care of your teeth.
>>49091723Fuck that. I'm waiting for the stem cell grown teeth
>>49091524This nigga’s got bigger issues than just not flossing. That’s the maw of a mouthbreathing, snack-pounding, Mountain Dew-swilling neckbeard that doesn’t brush his teeth at all unless mom-mom threatens to take his Nintendo away.
>>49092058I used to drink a bottle of soda every day, eat snacks all the time, never flossed, and only brushed once a day. I did do GOMAD, but I hear that might not actually be good for your teeth. My teeth are yellow and crooked, but only had a very small cavity when I was like 12.
>>49092058Pretty sure those teeth are post dentist drilling and not yet filled. Maybe I'm wrong though. That dude does down wicked amounts of candy though.
>>49092099>>49092037Hes hoping that stem cells research will allow him to regrow rotten teeth.
no amount of flossing and brushing will save you once the sugar is in your blood
>tfw have 'soft teeth'>have to use special toothpaste>have almost 20 metal fillings>never eat or drink junkluckily theyre not really visible god help me if I stroll past an electromagnet
>>49091524I sometimes forget to brush. I don't have bad teeth. I don't have bad teeth because I never let it get so bad I have permanat damage. I have one spot that I forgot to scrub clean on one and it stained it white. Its very very annoying and I made sure to at least pick my teeth clean. Most homeless guys don't have a tooth brush by they pick teeth.
>>49092258Try borax lmao
I brush 2x a day and floss every other day. You don't need to floss everyday but it's important and you'll smell like shit in your mouth if you don't.Floss whenever you need to shave like I do so you don't have to do it everyday but that'll be a stable reminder for you.
>>49091524Recently dropped 3k for the same reasons.Take care of your teeth guys
Does anyone have any experience with this toothpaste? Its Japanese, highly rated, reminerlizing, doesn't use fluoride though, which I guess is more common there.>>49091723>not enough people take it seriouslyTruth.>If you ask an alarmingly large number of people confess to skipping the toothbrush occasionallyId never publicly admit it, but any idiot would know this by looking in my mouth. This is no longer the case and now I brush twice, sometimes three times a day and floss/mouthwash at night. Recently I've stopped the mouthwash because someone mentioned its actually worse to use this, but I'm not sure. But the damage has been done. I went weeks at a time without brushing for literal years. Id rinse with some mouthwash sometimes, brush when I felt like I'd strive for self improvement for a day then fall right back into it again. I was worthless shit about this.Fast forward, I'm now in my late twenties. I'm missing 2 teeth, and a 3rd is barely still hanging on. Its loose and I feel like biting something the wrong way is going to basically push it over the edge. It terrifies me because I feel like once thats gone my jaw is going to sit really fucked.I never had much money, and never had a job that offered dental until recently. My insurance for dental just kicked in as of this month. I moved in with my parents specifically to save money to fix this issue without much other monetary responsibilities. I told them I was in a financial bind and that I needed time to save up money, so even they don't really know. I'm searching for a dentist who can help me with implants, but I feel so inept and now completely terrified of the dentist that I'm not really sure where to start.The ONLY positive thing in this shit is that all this visible damage is in the back of my mouth. Not a person around me knows whats going on with this or can even see it unless I opened up and showed them, which I never will. My smile looks normal, and thats the only good thing I can say.
dental hygiene is a meme entirely determined by your genetics
>>49091524lol if you only eat meat there will be no food for bacteria to thrive.Carnnies win again.
>>49092440>there's no bacteria in meat???
>>49092465He's implying that the bacteria in your mouth (which thrive on carbohydrates) won't have any food and thus won't produce the acidic waste which is responsible for tooth decay ya bozo
>>4909241660% genetics, 40% other factors>studying dentistry >friend asks if i can fix up his friend>yeah sure>fucking faggot has 8 healthy teeth out of 32, at age 20dont be this guy
>>49093137bacteria eat pretty much anything. if you cut out carbs, you'll just get an increase in protein/fat digesting bacterialook at a komodo dragon's mouth. despite them being carnivores, their mouths are filled with dangerous bacteria
>>49093385You're ignorant. There's bacteria that can only metabolize simple sugars (even a very specific type of simple sugar) , there's bacteria can metabolize oil and plastics, there's bacteria that can metabolize many different carbon sources and anything you can imagine. Bacteria is such a diverse domain you can't just talk about bacteria like that
>>49091524Yes.Morning:>brush>mouthwash>in-between teeth brushpickNight:>brush>floss>mouthwashNo matter how big you become, if your teeth are disgusting no one will ever want to talk to you.
>>49091524Yes. Also since getting into the fit lifestyle and cutting out shit ton of sugar from my diet, my teeth literally just stopped getting cavities. Sugar really is hella bad for teeth brehs.
>>49093385Not strictly true. Bacteria cleave the sucrose in food to glucose and fructose. The fructose they ferment for energy. The glucose they metabolise to dextran (what plaque is primarily composed of). The process of converting glucose to dextran produces acid as a byproduct which degrades enamel. These are the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. There are indeed plenty of other bacteria in the that don't need carbohydrates to survive, but these aren't the ones causing much harm.
>>49091524I have dental pain in my gums and its been happening for a year now. After the first time I experienced the pain, I started taking better care of my teeth but it was too late at that point. I still feel the pain almost every day. At one point, the pain was chronic for a good 10 days. It feels like an extreme version of the pain you feel when something really cold touches your teeth.
>>49092412>ApagardMai nigga. I use this shit and within 2 weeks noticed a difference in my tooth enamel. They even got a bit whiter.I still need to floss though.
>>49094119Work on your reading comprehension skills. I didn't say all bacteria can eat everything.If you starve the carb eating bacteria, it will just allow more room for protein/fat metabolizing bacteria.
>>49094229Your nerves aint dead enough pussy
>>49091524duh, 2 times a day. Who doesn't?
>>49094270I really wish they were dead. I think I will have to wait at least 3 years before going to see a dentist. No dental insurance and no money.
>>49091524why is dental hygeine very important for overall good health?
>>49091524>>49091723Dentistry is a Jewish pseudo-science fake medicine scam just like Chiropractic and PsychiatryBullshit therapy and methodology, masking symptoms, no actual attention to the root of the problem, and big money to be made from almost zero work.At least dentists gave me free toothbrushes as a kid when I was violently dragged into that hellhole by mom.Just brush your teeth whenever you leave the house and floss once a month and you're ok
>>49094309This >>49094229 is me. I can't eat steak anymore. The amount of force I have to use to chew the steak hurts my gums so bad. Take care of your teeth or you will end up having a hard time eating shit you like.
>>49091524>flossingReminder that no one else outside of America does this. It's a total marketing ploy that you all buy into. Never flossed in my life and have never had a cavity.
>>49094338Maybe you just have a weak ass mouth, steak made my jaw strong as fuck and I have am insane bite force now
>>49094230Going to try it then. Thanks for the reply mate.I know many of my teeth are fucked, but I want to keep what I got as healthy as I can for as long as I can.
>>49094341You are like a smoker. You say smoking is fine because you never had any sort of lung related issues until you get a lung related issue. But at the same time, nothing may happen to you at all. Doesn't mean flossing is not beneficial though.
poorshit with no dental insurance.>how to look for cheap treatment (i.e. dentistry students, etc)>best toothpaste, mouthwash, etc?>regular or electric toothbrush?I know you can't grow your enamel back so why do so many product claim that shit?
>>49094398>if you cut out carbs, you'll just get an increase in protein/fat digesting bacteria>If you starve the carb eating bacteria, it will just allow more room for protein/fat metabolizing bacteria.>backpedalingWeak bait
>>49094392Did you not read the part where I said no one outside of the US flosses? Are we all smokers then? Our dentists don't even recommend flossing. It's a product your culture has bought, just like circumcision and other quack practices in the States.
I FLOSS EVERYDAY. IF ONLY I COULD SAY THE SAME FOR LIFTING.
>>49094309>Why is dental hygiene very important for overall good healthPoor dental hygiene will lead to infections in the gums, that can, in turn, lead to the infection spreading and blood poisoning.Furthermore, as quite a lot of stuff will enter your body through your mouth, healthy saliva is what your body uses to kill off several types of bacteria, and fungus spores. Lack of said quality saliva, combined with sores in your mouth...images.google that shit if you want, I've had my share.Also; poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth-aches which will make you grumpy, and possibly ruin your social life>implying /fit/ has thatSource:>I had some of this shit, and talked to my Dentist about it.
>>49091723meh I know a guy who eats candy all day and has never had a cavity. I brush and floss just as often and I've had a dozen
>>49094371Literally no, you are a pussy and clearly need to eat more meat
Pic related is AMAZING. My dentist recommended it to me, because my teeth are pretty close togehter so it's difficult to floss in places without scrapping off the enamel (I never got braces or wisdom teeth removed).Highly recommend.
>>49094415Oil pulling, a cheap tooth brush, baking soda, and that toothpaste in japan that actually does repair and regrow enamel in your teeth.
>>49094299What sort of situation are you in man? Age? Can you move back in with parents? I'm telling you right fucking now, you need to get your shit checked out and fixed. Even if it fucking hurts you physically and financially. I posted earlier, talking about missing 2 already and nearly a 3rd tooth now. My shit is fucked. The speed at which is happened completely blind sided me too. I knew I had some issues, but I too have/had no money and no dental insurance. I figured I could just deal with the pain. Eventually the pain did stop. But it was after the pain stopped that I got comfortable. I still didn't have money, but I was saving. I should have been acting. I should have just taken a hit, moved back in with parents, or gotten into some debt, because now I'm missing teeth, having issues eating, and I'm not even fucking thirty yet dude.Not to mention just like this anon said. >>49094150>No matter how big you become, if your teeth are disgusting no one will ever want to talk to you.And thats true. Thankfully mine is not visible in anyway unless I intentionally show people, but don't think I don't fear this every day. People do genuinely recoil at the sight of bad teeth, even if they do their best to hide it. I know I do, especially now that I have a weird hyperfocused attention to detail on peoples teeth since I'm so self-conscious about my own.
haha teeth? What?
I don't floss because it always makes my gums bleed, I just brush properly so there's never any leftover food between them and that's it, only had a carie once but that was when I was dumb and didn't brush properly.
>>49094229Look up the dental schools around you and inquire if they have low cost to free clinics. You need to get this remedied sooner than later even if it requires a full extraction of that tooth. If it’s an abscess it can create a cascade of other issues like sepsis. Another issue could be bone density in your jaw.
>>49094533You have to keep flossing anon. They should only bleed for the first few times.
>>49094434>focuses on one point that has nothing to do with the argumentDid you not read the part where I said you are in denial? Maybe go after that
>>49094415Call up the dental schools around you and ask for their clinics and or low cost to free clinics that help low income communities. Like the mobile vans
>>49094461How do you know he hasn't had a cavity? Many people are not very open about that sort of thing.
>>49094483Second this. Also the electric brushes
>>49094533You need to floss more often. Every other day if not everyday. Make it habitual
>>49094434i never flossed and i have tons of dental problems. your anecdotal evidence means nothing
Is it true that "pearly white" teeth isn't actually what healthy teeth are supposed to look like? I've heard that "off-white" is actually the case, or is that another (((lie)))?
How much would a full mouth reconstruction cost? Like cletus thesisterfucker tier teeth to impossibly perfect teeth?
>>49094506I am 28. I should just move back in with my parents for a while honestly. But I am also helping with medical costs for one of my family members so actually the whole family is somewhat suffering. I consider my family member's heart murmur more important than my dental issues.>>49094549This is an option but I used to volunteer at places like these and always found it a bit amateur-ish. I guess its better than suffering though.
>>49094639Pretty sure thats true, but plenty of people do have very white healthy teeth.
>>49094641Thousands. Cheaper getting removable dentures
>>49094641Depends on the country brah. Cheap as fuck in south east asia though. Often have people going there on a holiday to get cosmetic surgeries done.
>>49094639That's true. The bleached white look is natural to a small minority. You can have perfectly healthy slightly yellow teeth.Of course stained teeth from nicotine/coffee/etc are a different matter.
>>49094590I mean I didn't look in his mouth but I've known the guy for years, know his parents etc., even know how big his dingus is I really doubt he'd hide if he ever had a cavity
>>49094668>amateur-ishIt is because they’re getting good practice on the desperate and poor patients
>>49092412where can I buy that in the EU?
>>49094668This is me dude. >>49092412We are in a very similar age. Mind me asking what sort of money you make / hourly rate? I figured its not salary as most salaried jobs have insurance you could get on.Honestly man, you need that shit fixed asap. Don't be me. I'm being VERY optimistic when I'm pray to god 3 implants will be good enough and I can root canal the other 2. Don't go through that shit. I've been saving like a fiend because its also going to cost a fucking fortune, and honestly probably a heal time I don't even wanna think about.>I consider my family member's heart murmur more important than my dental issues.Thats a valid point. But something to keep in mind is you gotta help yourself too man. Server dental issues can cause more than an ugly face and issues eating tasty food. Infections, abscesses, etc can cause some issues in major ways that are actually quite dangerous. I consider myself extremely fucking lucky I haven't had any issues like that, because god fucking knows I really should have. If you have a kind and willing family, I would seriously think about moving in with them if it helps you save a bunch of money. Open another savings account at your bank, and have a significant portion of your paycheck go into that account. Maybe what you were paying for rent in its entirety. That way your budget mostly stays the same, you can keep helping your family, etc. It will add up quickly. Also see if your bank has any other money savings options for you (credit cards with cash back, etc. Gotta be responsible about that shit though, and don't let the bank upsell you on shit that would end up not helping you after all)
>>49094730People hide things. One of my friends, who I have known since I was a child, was doing cocaine every weekend and gambling while high. I never knew this until one of his coke buddies told me I didn't know my friend that well.
>>49094808Its on Amazon in the US. I'd imagine its available on Amazon EU as well.https://www.amazon.com/Apagard-Premio-toothpaste-nanohydroxyapatite-remineralizing/dp/B0016GCZSC
I brush twice, rinse twice, but floss only once a day since my gums are sensitive.
>>49091524i've legitimately only flossed once in my life just to try it out zero cavities, ZERO
>>49094730I don't know man. I'm pretty close with a lot of my friends. I would lie my ass off about having the dental issues I absolutely do have if they ever asked me about them.
>>49094854flossing is for gum health, not cavities
Any recommended routines for receded gums?
>>49094831yeah, but they're shipping from japan... pretty expensive
>>49094899Get an ultra soft bristle brush. Hold the brush between two fingers to force yourself to brush with minimal force.
>>49094899floss and fast
>>49094916Yeah its definitely an expensive paste compared to others you can get locally. I'm still giving it a try. I'm desperate for better dental health. Bought myself a an electric toothbrush too. One of those Sonicare ones from Phillips. Heard good things. Heres hoping.
>>49094950You fucking fasting cultists should stay in your containment thread
>>49094890gums are fine also :) in fact i never even think about them, they are great same as my teeth lmao at flossfags
>>49095006Will you trade me mouths?And healthy lifestyle habit dedication?
>>49094335>floss>once a monthyou mean once a day
>>49094977okay, floss then eat 10 bars of milk chocolate make sure to let the chocolate really seep into your gums before swallowing
>>49095025well brah i have a really long tongue that can go slightly below chin and into each nostril, and i have a high level of saliva outputgenetically don't have wisdom teeth either in my family, bow down salivalets
>>49094533W A T E R P I Keriesly, a friend fo mine had super soft gums but he could waterpik the gunk away. Even better, low settings on it conditioned his gums over time and he coudl work his way up to higher pressure and toughen them
If you don't have a waterpik and a bidet youre a savage and not going to make it.
>>49095006How old are you?
>>49092258>god help me if I stroll past an electromagnetdental amalgam isn't magnetic, even being in an MRI wouldn't affect your fillings
Everyone should be doing the following things every DAY for dental health: brush, rinse, floss. Brushing and rinsing preferably twice per day, once in the morning and once before bed. When flossing, get as deep into the gums as possible and pull up against the teeth. You're trying to free any lodged food in the gums and scrape soft plaque from the teeth. Invest in an electric spin brush. It makes a huge difference and saves time and energy brushing. Your dentist will confirm it makes a difference on your next visit. Listerine is the best brand of mouthwash. Others work but it's the best (no I'm not a shill). Poor dental hygiene can cause stomach problems from excess bacteria going down the esophagus. Not flossing or brushing will guarantee bad breath. Much of the health industry is a scam but dental generally is not. X-rays aren't needed every time but once a year is smart. The fluoride surface treatment is a meme and it shouldn't be in water. That said, daily habitual dental maintenance is a no brainer. It costs viritually nothing and can save you thousands in future healthcare expenses and quality of life..t someone who neglected their teeth, had multiple cavities and minor gingevitus. I used to brush once a day, never floss, never rinse and eat sweets before bed. Since changing my habits, stomach problems went away and i haven't had a cavity since.The dentist will be able to tell you how fucked your gums are by doing a depth test.
>>49095339Food only gets underneath the gums because you damaged them by flossing brainlet.
>>49095357Wrong. Food gets in the gums by eating. Flossing doesn't damage your gums or tear them.
>>49095311What about implants?
>>49095339>tfw never cared about my teeth>start dating a dentist who insists I do>tell her I'll brush twice a day, floss, rinse if she sucks my dick every day>she agreesThat's how she got me bros. I lucked out with genes though, as I've never had a cavity and on my last check up my dentist told me I'll have my teeth until I'm dead at the rate I'm going.
Anyone have experience between floss sticks and straight dental floss? Should I be using one over the other?
>>49095607floss sticks aren't as maneuverable and you'll miss a lot of stuff. use the regular stuff. it's cheaper too
>>49092412>doesn't use fluoridetoothpaste without fluoride is worthless, ya brainlet
How ironic.. Went to the dentist for the first time in 13 years today and luckily only need four fillings. Seriously take take of your teeth guys and make 2019 the year you started caring about oral hygiene.
I used to not care much about my teeth but I only ever got one cavity, and I've taken a lot better care of them since.I've never been able to whiten them though. Even after getting my act together years ago they never improve from being yellow. It really sucks and I have no idea how to fix them. Makes me afraid to smile.
>>49092412Tfw I live in Japan and havent seen that. A brand called GUM is really popular though.If I see that I'll buy it though
Why don't you guys have dental insurance?
>>49095339>>49091723>>49092412i literally never brush or floss my teeth. no cavities
Is beer bad for the teeth like carbonated drinks are?
>>49095813Is GUM similar?>I live in JapanI'm jealous, I want to seek out work there in Japan, but my teeth issues are keeping me here in the US. I'm not fluent and I don't think I could get the dental care I need there because of this.
>go weeks without brushing >never a single cavity or teeth pain>dentist only says I should brush more you jelly of my spit genetics /fit/?
>>49095961How old are you? Shit was there for me but not visible till later. I thought I was free too. Get x-rayed
>>49095871Dental insurance isn’t worth the cost. It costs like $100 every six months to get your teeth cleaned and checked. The insurance isn’t worth it unless you need a lot of serious work done.
>>49095986It’s not especially bad. The carbonation is less of an issue than the sugar in those drinks though it’s still a little acidic.
Use natty toothpaste with coconut oil and baking soda as ingredients, bare minimum. Use fluoride toothpaste every couple weeks or so. Brush and floss thoroughly each day before bed and you’ll be golden. I only started religiously flossing and brushing at age 22 and now I’ve gone almost a year without doing both, no regrets. Even as a kid with my parents micromanaging me, I was never this consistent, nor did I put the care into flossing each tooth that I now do. It only takes me about 3 minutes to floss and 3 to brush each night, and it’s a good forearm workout to boot.
>>49095871I couldn't afford it and only just recently have a decent paying job and one that offers dental. My teeth are fucking wrecked now though and some missing. Its depressing. I wish I wasnt so weak willed and just took proper care of myself back then.
>>4909602319. i went to the dentist like 2 months ago for the last time. they said no cavities. asked them not to brush my teeth.
>>49096118Its coming. I'd bet money on it. You should really do yourself a favor and starting caring for your teeth.
>>49095871I get it free but it only covers cleanings. Now that I have a job, I might have to start paying for it again...
>>49096149Sure. The dentist literally told me "I bet your brush really well don't you?" Told her I did.
I have a couple fillings and a crown which, luckily, is at the back of my mouth on a molar. I also broke off one of. My bottom incisors.I brush my teeth twice a day for a out 2 and a half minutes and I floss. Is this enough?
tfw got a silver filling back in the day and it turned black
>>49096231Consider a nice electronic toothbrush. Sonicare series has a good reputation. Theres a good cheap one you can get. I just ordered one myself yesterday.
>>49091524Yeah, every day. I also don't constantly snack or drink soda.My wisdom teeth are flat-out rotting in the back of my mouth, though, they're quite hollow. Not sure what caused it, but despite their quite visible decay I don't feel any pain. What're you gonna do.
>>49096339Yep, my mother got me one recently. Thanks bro. Anything I can do in terms of the crown? Could I pay to at least get a more aesthetically pleasant version? I'm lucky that it's at the back and that my bottom incisor which is mostly fake is covered by my top incisors, so it's hard to tell there's anything wrong with my mouth, but still...
>>49096489Honestly I'm not sure man. I'm on my own path to good dental health this year as well. You can replace a crown, not sure how willing a dentist would be for aesthetic reasons, but I'm sure some would be fine with it.
Cavity is an infection illness. Just like Herpes.Those who 'brag' about having never had a cavity in their life just had the sheer luck not being fucked in life from their parents or drinking from the same bottle who has these bacteries inside them or kissing someone with these bacterias.
>>49094890I got cavities between my teeth as a teen from not flossing
>>49096716you're kind of right but not exactly. just because you have the bacteria in your mouth doesn't mean you'll have caries. you just need to have good oral hygiene. genetics plays a part too but speaking generally
>>49096170it'll catch up to you i guarantee it lmaocome to my practice in 30 years i'll gladly take your money
>>49094890it's for both
>>49092252>blood sugar affects your teeth
>>49095478Implants are made from titanium (and sometimes hard plastics iirc) as such they're not magnetic.
>>49094483that dentist is a fucking retard dude. you can't scrape off enamel with floss unless you do it very hard, very incorrectly, for a very long time. or you're flossing with fucking diamonds. bro enamel is harder than fucking bone, it requires a diamond burr at 200,000 rpm to cut...the fuck?
>>49095104you can't toughen your gumsjesus fuck as a dentist this thread reminds me I can't just assume most patients know the most basic info
>>49097018As a dentist, do you have any advice for the absolute worst off in this thread?
>>49096963yeah. phosphorus levels are directly affected by your blood sugar levels.
>>49097018Just for general oral hygiene?Brush with an oral B oscillating head tooth brush. sonicare works fine but the oscillating movement basically sweeps in a more favorable direction along the gumline whereas the sonicare ones go side to side and sweep perpendicular to the gumline. small head is better, let the brush do the work just rest it on the tooth at the gumline at a 45 degree angle. the main goal of brushing is sweeping the plaque off at the junction of the tooth and gums.floss at night, "hug" the tooth then you floss, use tom's of maine or some unwaxed floss to better remove plaque bc the slippery ones are easier yeah but don't work as well. something is better than nothing.use fluoride toothpaste and an OTC fluoride rinse if you think you're at a higher risklimit snacking, or if you must, rinse with water after at the very least. the constantly acidic environment is the real killerwaterpiks aren't bad but i mean i'm a dentist and wouldn't even waste my money on one.go in for cleanings if your mouth isn't in the best shape to start with bc you won't be able to remove calculus at homeif you have dry mouth, use a dry mouth rinse before bed or there are these little lozenges you can stick on your gums that release xylitol and helps maintain salivary flow throughout the nightdon't do any of the bs like oil pulling, charcoal toothpaste, whatever else is out there. at the very best it isn't doing any good.oh yeah actually replace the toothbrush heads once in a while too. they wear down. no it isnt a gimmick to get you to spend more money. there are other manual toothbrushes that work great for cleaning under the gumline. look up nimbus toothbrushes. or any kind that has extra fine projections extending beyond the thicker bristles. they're about 3mm long usually and you can see them sliding under your gums when you brush properly
>>49097266this, but you aren't screwed. i treat many medically compromised patients with ridiculous blood sugar levels and you can still manage that perfectly fine with proper oral hygiene. that ties more into gum disease than the teeth itself but it's a whole other subset of problems that cause issues
>>49097135also if you floss and it bleeds don't be a dingus and stop because it's painful. if you have a splinter in your toe and it hurts when you try to take it out, do you just leave it? no you take it out and the inflammation subsides and then the problem resolves itself. same with the gums. if they're inflamed it'll definitely be a bitch to floss and even brush (i experience this when i travel for even just a week and use some shitty hotel toothbrush)but keep at it and the bleeding will subside unless you have more severe problems like calculus deeper below the gumline that can only be removed during scaling and root planing by the dentist
>>49097458What's your opinion on ADA approved items?
What is stopping you from working on making extreme dental GAINZ right now?
>>49091524I don't want to summon any evil demon here but I think flossing is hugely overrated and often times does a lot of damage to your gums. My teeth are stacked pretty tightly and there is no space really for them to get dirt in the crevices, because there basically are none. I brush 2 times a day usually and I never had anything.
22 Years old I have never had problem with my teeth my entire life no bad breath either and i only brush my teeth like once a month lol
Any tips on whitening? I have never had any cavities etc but as u drink 10-15 coffees a day they are off white despite using whitening toothpaste
>>49094483My dentist told me not to get a water pick specifically because my teeth are so tight. What the FUCK
I was having problems withs bad breath until i started flossing. Bad breath went away
>>49093385Multiple problems with your logic:>you'll just get an increase in protein/fat digesting bacteriaYes, but its a different bacterial profile resulting in a different effect.> their mouths are filled with dangerous bacteriaDangerous to who? Clearly not to the dragons.
>mfw somehow manage to have all my teeth despite growing up with shitty dental hygieneGot my shit together last year and finally saw a dentist after at least 15 years if not longer, got a couple fillings, cleanings. Now I keep up on regular maintenance.You guys definitely need to floss, getting rid of any food stuck between your teeth seriously makes a world of difference for your breath.
>>49091524>never floss>brush teeth sometimes, at least twice a week I'd guess>drink lots of soda, sometimes have a Coke right before bed>never any problems>always told how great my teeth are by the qt dental technicianLmao at this thread, you guys are all tooth-lets. Do you think cavemen fucking flossed? We need to allow natural selection to do its thing again if you guys are suffering from eating a little bit of candy.
>>49092367It's your tongue that's the cause of halitosis most of the time. Flossing makes your gums bigger/looser and so you need to floss them more, it's a meme.
>>49098281I was you at that age. But here I am, posting in this thread about how I'm missing a tooth and have severe dental issues
>>49094229>>49094299OH CAN YOU SEE
>>49095478they're made out of titanium or tungsten or something, neither of which are magnetic. you might have to be worried about an MRI if you had a knee or hip implant but your doctor would have told you about that anyway
>>49095871because i only ever use it for cleanings and for that it's not worth the cost. i'd rather just pay 60 bucks to get them cleaned every 6 months and make sure i'm not going to have to pay for anything expensive down the line
>>49094571Did you not read the part where I proved I amn't in denial, since 90% of other people outside of the US agree with me? If they didn't they'd be flossing. And they aren't. Dental floss isn't even stocked on shelves.
>>49097592Any specific ones? In general there’s nothing interesting about them they’re just the basics and they do their job>>49098765If your teeth are “tight” it means the actual tooth to tooth contact towards the occlusal surface is tight. That’s common, but once you get by that contact it should open up at least enough to fit floss through. Whatever you aren’t able to accomplish with the regular floss in your case won’t be fixed with a stream of water. I’m sure it’s better than nothing but maybe try small interproximal brushes
>>49094613>your anecdote means nothing>proceeds to use an anecdoteYou really are a special kind if stupid.
>>49094434Dental health in other countries is also generally worse than in the US. Speaking to populations not individuals here
>>49091524I've never flossed in my life and my teeth are in perfect health because I don't chug soda everyday.Flossing does very little, not consuming sugar is key.
>>49094899MI paste if you have bad sensitivity. Other than just maintaining what you have with good oral hygiene, gingival grafts are extremely simple and effective and would fix both esthetic and sensitivity issues
>>49101041I mean U.S dental health is considered 9th best in terms of decayed, missing or filled teeth. 6 euro countries are above it hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
>>49101012Where are you from? UK does it I believe.
>>49091524I only brush two times a day (with a good technique), never had any cavities despite being overweight from too much sweet stuff during my teenage years. Part of it might be genetics since I didn't need braces and have no problems with wisdom teeth but brushing is definitely crucial, both my parents have fillings.
>>49101211The care you receive is what matters. With how fucking fat the people are and how shitty the diet is in the US, they’re gonna have a higher dmft, which is a decent enough but flawed way to measure overall oral health. you’re talking about a spread of 1 dmft from best to worst in the top 12 or something like that and the UK is somehow top 5 lmao.
When i was like 16 i often didn't brush my teeth for a few days in a row I used to chew gums and I never drank sugary drinks or ate sweets so i avoided the dental jew
>>49094341I would floss but since i had a dental death machine in my mouth my teeth are just too close together, the string just breaks when i try to floss, I brush my teeth 2 to 3 times a day tho
>>49101056imagine being 14 again
make sure to drink plenty of fluoride too
>waterpik>brush teeth>floss>tongue scraper >mouth wash In order
Brushing/flossing after breakfast makes more sense. I recommend cutting down sweets significantly. Remember to brush the backs of the rearmost teeth.
If you brush your teeth twice a day and use mouthwash properly you should never need to floss
>>49095871>tfw i have all dental care completely free for 4 more years in swedensweden wins again
>>49103083flossing helps the gums more than brushing
>>49101032the decision is on you to believe his anecdote or to not trust anecdotes. The anon set you up but you were too stupid to pick up on it.
>>49096416Post pics then go to dentist
>>49103169I hate Toivonen
>>49091524Confession: I used to almost never floss when I was in high school and college. Dentist always gave me shit about it because my gums would bleed at the slightest touch of his needle.
>>49094338What's your diet like now?
I'm 30 and never flossed, feels good
>>49096995It is on a 6 on mohs scale so no not diamond hardness but steel.
>>49091524>Notice teeth have got plaque. My fault havent been brushing regularly.>Brush and mouthwash 3 times a day, floss every night religiously for 2 months.>No differenceOne of the most demoralizing tasks in the world.
>everyone in my family has straight and perfect teeth>get these and impacted wisdom teeth of which i only removed the lower two and the top ones MIGHT have enough space to grow in or exist without fucking my shit up because too broke to get all 4 out at the same time>JUSTAt least no cavities, only started really giving a fuck about my teeth when i was 18-19 hopefully it was close enough. I know that i fucked up my baby teeth and had like 2 cavities with that set.
>>49103890How long did it take to fix? >>49104953When you've got enough buildup you need a deep clean from the dentist to get rid of it.
>>49105009>How long did it take to fix?Not very long. After about a month of flossing, my gums became pink again and don't bleed when the dentist pokes me.
>>49105084Damn bruh, gonna make some gum gains this month. Thanks.
Shoulda drank your flouride goy
How the fuck do people have literally perfect teeth? I am not even just talking symmetry but everything. I know a lot of people get that whitening or bleaching done but come on, you could fucking use these peoples teeth as naval code to signal another shit when your lights go out. Just a random video i was watching and i always see shit like this. I brush my teeth and take okay care of them but i would look like a medieval peasant if i was in the same video as these people and smiled.
>>49091723This I only brush once a day, don't floss, and have a good amount of sugar. Had a lot growing up. Never had a cavity once and my dentist says I have great teeth and thinks I brush twice a day I just tell her sure do>>49095961That's pretty gross you should brush 'em at least once dude. How's your breath?
>everyone saying floss once a dayI floss twice and I always feel bad about skipping my morning floss, but if getting one a day is ok then I feel better about myself
>>49105232work of the teethjewThey made the masses insecure about the natural color of their teeth so they can market their chemical bleaching products, much to the detriment of their actual dental healthSimilar to how bottling companies tricked the masses into thinking tap water will literally kill youBoth of those are basically contained to the US though thankfully
>hate coffee and rarely if ever drink tea/soda>never had a cavity in my life>good dental hygiene in generalAnd yet my teeth are yellow as fuck. Why?? What the fuck do I do?
>>49105568post a picturechances are you're just self conscious and overthinking it because you're constantly comparing it to pure white teethhealthy teeth naturally range from off white to pale yellow
>>49098281I was like you when I was younger. By the time I turned 30 I had 3 teeth surgically removed. Your bad habits will bite you in the ass.
Victims excavated from the ruins of Pompeii (those holes they filled with plaster where their skeletal remains stayed) were put under CAT- scanners and showed that they all had nearly perfect dental health. >"New research has revealed that despite rudimentary dental care, ancient Romans had better teeth than people today.>Scientists used CAT scans to examine the remains of 30 men, women and children who were killed in Pompeii when the city was engulfed by ash and pumice from Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. After months of research, their most startling discovery was the excellent condition of the Romans’ teeth, which the researchers ascribed to a low-sugar, fiber-rich Mediterranean diet.>“The inhabitants of Pompeii ate a lot of fruit and vegetables but very little sugar,” said Elisa Vanacore, a dental expert. “They ate better than we did and have really good teeth. Studying their teeth could reveal a lot more about their lives.”Aside from flossing, your top priority should be to drastically cut your sugar intake if you want to save your teeth
>>49105900Denounce the sugar Jew and save yourself
>>49105877Did you get implants? How are your teeth now? Asking cause I'm in a similar situation and hate myself for it. The decay just caught up so fast when I had no money that even just taking care of myself well at that point wasn't enough. Really blindsided me.
>>49106017>>49105877Also, if you are US, what did it cost you?
>>49105900This. Vilhjalmur Stefansson's works also mention Icelanders getting worse teeth after introduction of bread.
>>49097018You're not welcome here Juden, spread your lies elsewhere
>>49096170>>49096118>uhhuhmruhrurm I will never have problems with teethI fucking guarantee you that within the next 5 years, you will have inflammation and need to do root canal therapy.
>>49105900adding to this post>don't eat like shit>if you do eat like shit, don't let it rot in your mouth>????>good teeth
>>49094309>why is dental hygeine very important for overall good health?Look up the relationship between endocarditis and normal mouth flora and also why some patients who need dental work are treated with antibiotics prior to it.
>>49094415I don't know where you are, but if you're in California, see if you qualify for Medi-Cal. They offer free dental services if you qualify, that's how I got dental work taken care of.
>>49105900Now let's go further from the coast where Pompeii was and enter the city of Rome with all it's wealth, poverty and degeneracy and all that fast food you find in every big city.>Common people in ancient Rome ate millet, a grain looked down upon by the wealthy as fit only for livestock, according to a new study published in the March issue of the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. And consumption of millet may have been linked to overall social status, with relatively poorer suburbanites eating more of the grain than did wealthier city dwellers>Health studies out last week heralded the modern Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oil, fish and nuts, as a good way to avoid heart disease. In ancient Rome, however, diet varied based on social class and where a person lived>Compared with people living on the coasts, for example, the Romans ate less fish.>There were also differences among people living within Rome. Individuals buried in the mausoleum at Casa Bertone (a relatively high-class spot, at least for commoners), ate less millet than those buried in the simple cemetery surrounding Casa Bertone's mausoleum. Meanwhile, those buried in the farther-flung Castellaccio Europarco cemetery ate more millet than anyone at Casa Bertone, suggesting they were less well-off than those living closer to or within the city walls.
>>49091524Just brush your teeth 2 times a day nigga
>>49092412Dentists are fucking great. Every time you go you're guaranteed to come out better than before. Plus if you ever need any real work done having half your face numb never gets old. Best, they tend to be low key. I've never met an uptight dentist.
>>49094335Denistry is not fucking jewish pseudo-science lol.Orthodontistry absolutely is though. there have been countless studies and Orthodontists that have studies the causes of malocclusions, but they are all shot down by the Orthodontic Society, because after all, if people figured out what causes malocclusions and how to prevent them effectively, we'd no longer get money by pulling teeth, applying braces, and performing plastic surgeries on faces that weren't grown properly.Modern orthodontistry has absolutely zero interest in seeing their patients face develop properly, because most people don't understand that it's not genetics fucking fault that your teeth are crooked as fuck,it's due to your palate not being wide enough, which is caused by improper oral posture or soft diets that don't train the facial muscles properly, resulting in mouthbreathing, not closing your mouth at night, etc.I hope we look back at modern orthodontics in 10 years and cringe at how many teeth were pulled. Having to wear retainers for the rest of your life to keep your teeth straight, seems absolutely genetic doesn't it? FUcking christ. How the fuck would we survive if half the human species had crooked as fuck teeth? And malocclusions didn't use to be so common either you know, the industrual revolution, soft foods, allergies etc cuased these problems, but nothing is done about it.
>>49091524I don't floss and never had a problemalso>5000 for a teethnice healthcare you have there
>>49091524You can floss after every meal but if you are malnourished you will have tooth problems. Diet matters way more than dental hygiene. Go read some Weston Price. Fucking tribes in the jungle with perfect teeth while vegan joey flossing 6 times a day has cavities.
>>49092412This exact toothpaste is the only shit I use. Within a week or two of using it my sensitivity to hot and cold on my teeth went down drastically. Just be sure to not rinse your teeth after you brush with it.
>>49106017Not yet. I am missing my top left first molar, my bottom right first molar, and the one that is third from the back on the top right. You can barely see the gap for the last one when I smile which I am thankful for. I got those surgically removed and got bone grafts.My teeth are in better shape now. I floss and brush religiously and I use a water pik. The last time I went in for a cleaning which was in October, it only took the hygienist 20 minutes to work on me. I used to go every 4 months but now it's 6 months. I used to beat myself up for the consequences of my habits especially since I had braces as a kid. But now that the worst is over I don't feel that way anymore.Stay strong anon!
>>49106043If I were to spend the money to get implants for my 3 missing teeth and ad it to my tally of fillings and extractions it would put the total at over $10k.
>>49091723Dental hygiene is more than half genetics imo, I used to have multiple cavities as a kid every year, naturally deep grooves in teeth and they were crooked before I had braces. Dentist recommended I just get the grooves filled because brushing wouldn’t do shit unless I wanted to toothpick each tooth every day . Haven’t had a cavity since
>>49091524I'll be honest, I never brush my teeth. Maybe 2 or 3 days out of 365? It's awful. Fucking awful.
>>49099142cavemen also didn't eat anything processed, especially sugars now did they.
No insurance. No dosh. How do I pull my own teeth?
>>49094335>being such a snotty bitch of a kid that you grow up to think dentistry is The Jews
>>49106723I've realized many are genuinely helpful and pretty down to earth people, but its still embarrassing, not to mention scary (for my face and my wallet).>>49106951Good to know. Mine arrives tomorrow afternoon. Unironically excited to try it.
>>49106970>>49107160So if you get implants, the total of everything together would be 10k?Thats actually much cheaper than I thought. Is that with insurance or without?I moved back in with parents to save for this. I have more than that now, and my insurance started as of this year so I'd like to get a move on things.How long was the recovery time after the pull and graft? I do have an out of country trip around May, and I'd rather not be fucked up for that.Was it done in one sitting, or multiple visits?>You can barely see the gap for the last one when I smile A real fucking gift right there mate.Mine are all not visible when I smile, I have to really expose my mouth for people to see.That said, I'm not so lucky in my placement as you.All of mine are on my lower set of teeth. Back right and back left. Missing my middle molar on the right side, back left molar, and soon to be middle left molar. Both front molars have damage as well. Its become very difficult to eat as of the past 2 weeks because some more damage has finally shown itself after a long silence of almost nothing changing. Guess it couldn't last forever.I could post a pic I took back in Dec, though more damage has occurred since.
>>49104997>thinks that's badget on my level, son
>>49091524I dont rrally ever floss and i brush maaybe every other day and ive never had a cavity in my life.
>>49091524damn his teeth are fucking hollow..... how the hell do you let it get this far.. unreal
>>49109753Read the thread and you'll see learn about quite a few similar cases.
>never floss>Use electric toothbrush once a day>Never had a cavity>Go to the dentist once a year and they tell me I should floss.Am I gonna get fucked.
>>49092412I use the M-Plus formula of Apagard. I like it. My roommate says it helped him with sensitivity issues.
>>49105232>t. didn’t listen to his mother when she told him not to lose his retainer
>>49110260I don't have "sensitivity" issues, but I've definitely got issues.I ordered the one I have pictured. Whats different about the M-Plus?
Im 35 i never flossed, not once in my life.I had no cavities ever since i became an adult. Also i only brush once a day.Obsessively cleaning your teeth multile times a day and flossing all the time does more damage than good.Of course if you fell for the "brush trice a day floss after every meal" meme, its too late to turn back now. Any hope you had for a healthy bacterial ecosystem and proper, naturally ocurring, ph levels is long gone, you killed them all. And the guy charging you big bucks to keep your teeth healthy told you to pull the trigger.
>>49091524I honestly brush my teeth maybe a dozen times a year. Been like this for over a decade. No dentist has ever complained; usually they compliment my teeth.I don't eat or drink trash, though.
>>49106751this.Also dentistry is also half jew pseudoscience but I think most people are just clueless not malicious.Cavities can also be prevented with diet and just a bit of oil pulling. I had a ton of cavities growing up, even with perfect tooth care. At 17 I switched to mostly lowcarb with absolutely no sugars, few fruits and very few starches and cavities I had in progress disappeared and all my sensitivities went away, some of which I had had for 5+ years. It took literally 2 weeks on the new diet for it all to get fixed.
>>49111522How does this happen? Ive posted here about teeth so bad I'm missing them, but none ever turned black like that.
>>49092058that's etika, not boogie in the photo
>>49111862Dead root, requires a root canal and crown. If you've any interest, check out this video demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2msDzTjd8It's pretty fascinating, in my opinion, how by killing the tooth dentists are able to save it.
>>49111862An entire childhood of dental neglect.
>>49111905Shouldn't the those be crowned then, especially when in the front?I'll pass on the vid. I need major work done, and seeing it happening is just gonna psych me out.
>>49106828Ironically, I don't think their are any countries that cover dental under their "free" healthcare.
>>49094371No 10/10 bite
>>49112843>>49112874As far as I know the majority of places don't. Its kind of a shame really because it actually does impact your health in a major way.
No lmao but I’m also not a retarded nigger that eats candy and junk food every day.People really have a hard time understanding that it’s easy to take care of yourself
>>49112874>>49112909Some like Czechoslovakia, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and UK only cover those under 18.ACA forced child dental coverage, even if you don't have kids.
>tfw wake up every morning with black blood stains on my teeth
what the fuck do I do about chronic bad breathI brush thoroughly twice a day, flossing and cleaning my tongue as best I can while I'm at itI've tried gargling so many different liquidsEvery now and then I go and poke my tonsils to check for stonesand yet every day I'm made aware of this invisible garbage heap stuck in my throat somehowis it my acid reflux fucking me over? I'm at wit's end
>>49095096You must give great head.
>>49094461Do you actually trust unverified anecdotal evidence from a single person likely in his twenties?
>>49097458>bs like oil pullingi've had gum disease for 10 years. It got very bad, had to get scaling done then now i get cleanings every 3 months. My gums still would start bleeding again about 2 weeks after the cleanings. I started oil pulling every night with virgin coconut oil after my brushing and flossing following my last cleaning. that was almost 2 months ago and not ONE speck of blood has come from my gums since. It fucking works.
>>49114138try a different diet. do you consume junk food, candy, soda?do you drink alcohol regularly?are you sick currently? (sinus pain, cough)
>>49114138Go to the dentist /doctor
>>49095555Fucking nice quads, brother. Hope the gods will keep your teeth's path clean and cavity free.
anyone who is missing teeth due to bad hygiene is a fucking disgusting degenerate and should be eliminated from the societyfucking manchildren in their late 20s or even 30s with no teeth because they thought hygiene was "a meme" or something, get fucked lol, some of you fucks even have the audacity to ask for insurance coverage, KYS
>>49091524>perfect teeth>brush and floss daily>dentists are always amazed and seeing my teeth always makes their day>fall and brake my front teethKinda makes me mad. But at least I got so good ceramics that you can't really tell.
>>49116260Guy who lives across from me is 25 and missing all his teeth, he needs dentures but cant afford them. People with bad teeth are low income and cant afford the dentist
>>49091524lol do you actually think people get dental problems from not flossing? You dont think it might just maybe be due to his shitty diet for years???
>>49094119Tooth decay isnt bacterial, that's kinda outdated science. It's caused by malnutrition. The high carb diets we thought caused decay via bacterial growth actually cause decay due to the inherent malnutrition in a high carb diet. Indigenous societies that didn't clean their teeth had no signs of tooth decay over many generations of observations if they ate natural foods (ie animals and small amounts of wild plants and berries).
>>49116330a toothbrush and toothpaste and floss all cost less than $5 total, people are just lazy and stupid and don't take dental hygiene seriously meanwhile chugging soda and eating sugary shit
>>49116330unless it's genetic/accident, he deserves that shit as does every other degenerate
>>49116260I'm 29, I brush when I feel like it (like once every two weeks or something if not less), don'f floss. Never had anything. I think you all people are just disgusting and can't live without shit in your mouth, and that's why it festers. Stop eating shit all the time and maybe you won't have a cancerous hole for a mouth.
>>49091524>flossnope. My teeth as far enough apart due to shitty genetics to be only brushed. It's a curse and a blessing at the same time.Then again, my ego is rising thanks to lifting so I'm not too demoralised by that.
>>49095871i live in a country where dental care is extremely cheap
>one of my previous fillings fell out>two of my molars have holes in them >can only chew from one side>my right cheek is starting to swell up Should I just go to the dentist lads? I fucking hate when they comment on how much of a slob I am.
>>49117597WHY HAVE YOU NOT ALREADY GONE TO THE DENTIST? JESUS FUCKING CHRIST ANON
Guy i have severe bone loss appearantly. I think it was because of tooth trauma from the past. How does one fix this??? Im taking vitamin such as magnesium, zinc, calcium and D3.
>>49101663>the UK is somehow top 5 lmaoThe only reason you are "lmao"ing at this is because the only knowledge you have of UK dental health is outdated stereotypes. Flossing is pointless.
It amazes me how you guys will spend 1+ hours at the gym, but not dedicate 5 minutes a day to brushing and flossing.Do you guys even make your beds?
Flossing is a meme. Never flossed in my life and these are my teeth.
Gentle reminder that most commercial mouthwashes are not pH neutral. It's better than nothing, but I recommend getting a neutral mouthwash. Your mileage may vary, but I actually saved money by switching. My mouthwash is neutral, and designed so you only use it once a week. Comes out to less than $20/yr
i got a stainless steel tongue scraper and i cant tell if i need it. i scraped my tongue with it but nothing really changed on the look... my tongue has some faint white and i figured tht should be coming off when i scrape it
>>49117597What the fuck anon. Book an appointment already, jesus christ. It's not gonna get any better. I'm gonna book one next week. Teeth are important man.
>>49117555If that's the case, I assume you never needed to pull teeth, and that is a big plus for aesthetics of the face.
>>49119988suck my dick please
>>49111802Yeah, there's a lot of societal problems that are being suppressed atm. Hope we figure this shit out. It's all in the diet.. Breast milk, healthy diet with low sugar, proper nutrition with enough minerals, vitamins etc etc is the solution to so many problems. Combined together from infantry they fix oral posture, allow for muscles in the face to develop so you maintain proper oral posture and don't gape with the mouth, make allergies less bad so people don't begin mouthbreathing due to clogged noses.Hope they figure this crap out soon so my kid can grow up to be a chad with perfect facial development and teeth.
>>49091723This>be 14>hanging out with friends and a couple cute girls >we all head to cute girls house since her parents aren't home>she put on some chill music>friends start making out with girls>i'm with a cute girl too>about to make out>she stops me>"eww anon do you brush your teeth?">i don't>tell her i do>she goes home>friends roast meafter that experience I've brushed my teeth everyday, i'm 23 so it's been 9 years. I'm actually thankful for it because it was embracing enough to really make a change.
>>49094338How old are you?
ive had a few cavities that were so small and surface that i didnt even need novacaine or anything to get them filled. drilled my teeth and filled them indentist told me i have very deep ridges on my molars so it wasnt even my fault
>>49091723Don’t forget dentistry is full money hungry dirt bags who’ll give anyone a filling to meet their quotas.Not all dentists, but a lot of them do this.No one in my family ever had a filling until my mom told the dentist I ate a lot of sweets (so did my bro and dad).The dentist looked in my mouth and was like “wow, he has 2 that need to be filled!”I didn’t connect the dots until I was older but the procedure was 95% him drilling into my teeth to make a hole, 5% him filling the hole he just made.I didn’t have any pain or holes in my teeth by my examination
>>49119888Stop taking calcium.Too much calcium intake reduces the amount your body absorbs.
I'm a dentistry student and i've never flossed in my entire life and never had a cavity or root canal done. Just brush your teeth and you'll be fine.
>>49117570What country is that?>>49117597Listen anon. You need to go now. Just accept the fact that you will see them till your work is done and you'll never see those people ever again. I had the same problem as you, now I'm posting in this thread about missing teeth. Once that decay really picks up, you're going to be losing pieces of those teeth left and right, and its going to blind side you out of no where. Fix your shit before you're like me.>>49117765Because not only is it actually frightening for some, its also financially impossible or crippling for some as well depending on where you live.>>49119888Define severe.Might need bone graft, but I can't imagine you'd have major bone loss unless you had teeth pulled or badly decayed.
>Have severe dental issues that are having incredible detrimental effects on my health, eating, jaw.>Save money for ages, denying many other things.>Finally have dental kick in>No clue how to use my dental insurance because I've never done it before.>Not sure how to find an actually good dentist to help save me.>Have a vacation with some friends out of country around may of this year and worried my hidden secret is going to ruin it for me, along with the rest of my life.
>>49120733>No clue how to use my dental insurance because I've never done it before.1) Log onto your dental insurance website2) use their "find a dentist/doctor" feature (pretty much every major insurance will have this)3) find a dentist covered by your insurance with good ratings4) schedule an appointmentwala
>>49120598keep studying, you still have a lot to learn.
>>49091524I have white teeth and all I do is wash my teeth before bed(wash it right before sleep, creating habits near bed time so the body recognises it's time to sleep).I started getting a little stain in one of my front teeth, plus they started getting a bit more yellowish(normal yellow not british type) and I simply reduced the amount of coffee I was consuming to about 1 mug and it became pearly white again, funny thing is that the canines are the ones that never get the pearly white look.
Flossing is an absolute meme. Teeth is all about genetics and not drinking 3 liters of sugary drinks a day.Never flossed once in 25 years of my life, brush my teeth 5 times a week only for the last 10 years, like once a week before that. Never had ANY issues with my teeth. Only issue is that my teeth are a bit yellow, but like average amount of yellow for a 25 year old. Going to get whitening this year probably.
>>49120763I'll have to go through that on Monday. I signed up through my job and I don't necessarily have a log-in on the insurance website that I know of. Dammit all. My mouth is beyond fucks, whats 2 more days at this point
>>49121007You can probably log into the website using your social security number and shit
>>49120598>this is the person trying to become my dentist Good goy I’ve been fucked from the start
>>49121041I'll give it ago mate. Thanks.
>>49120733How helpless are you? Literally just call them and say "Are you covered by X insurance company and if so can I schedule a consultation?" Use them to figure out what's wrong with you, and have them contact your insurance company to determine what procedures you can have done.
>>49096023I'm 28 and no cavities.Every time i go in for a cleaning the doctor gets the xrays in and tells me i have two cavities starting to form on the exact same tooth on both sides and immediately try to schedule a drill and fill without asking me if i even want to. I always decline. First time they told me that was age 20. Every time since ots the same story and they never get worse. I feel that so long as you brush every few days at least or after a particularly sugary or stringy meal youre good unless your genetics are fucked. I have a hard time believing we need mostmof modern.dentistry when we're still finding skulls from thousands of years ago with perfect teeth.
>>49121320>I have a hard time believing we need most of modern dentistry when we're still finding skulls from thousands of years ago with perfect teeth.Thats true, but thousands of years ago, people didn't have the levels of sugar in their food and drink that we do now. I'm the same age as you anon.I was JUST like you as well with my dental habits, except I didn't even go in for cleanings. I ate wicked amounts of sugar from the ages of 22-26 too. I'm missing 3 teeth now.I've since heavily cut back on sweets, and drink next to no soda. Soda used to be all I drank too.I hate whats happened to me, and I can barely eat like I used to. I really think you should reconsider. Though maybe you eat much less sugar than I did. I'm no dentist, but I don't see the harm in playing on the safe side with it.
>>49108425Bumping in hopes for answers to the questions here.>Is that with insurance or without?>How long was the recovery time after the pull and graft?>Was it done in one sitting, or multiple visits?
Just had genuine trouble eating a meal for the first time in my life, and stumble on this thread.What the fuck do I do at this point? I have a tooth hanging on by a thread on my left side, and a exposed root on my right. I can't eat on either side. Eating with the front of my mouth, and trying to not accidentally pushing something back out of habit as I might either feel extreme pain on the right or rip my damn tooth out on the left, whats left of it anyway.I know I'm a gross disgusting asshole who never took care of his dental health because he was literally too stupid and stubborn to realize how important it was till its too late.But how do I stop this and fix what I can? I don't want an ugly toothless smile, a misaligned jaw, or the inability to eat solid fucking foods.Part of me thinks if I just rip this fucking thing out, I'll at least have a little more use of my mouth than I do now, but then I'm also afraid of infection.
>>49091524this guy did more than forget to floss. but I only floss on days I eat
>>49091723Brushing only helps preventing it, faggot. It's not a guarantee. Genetic factors can cause cavities to form in people that do everything absolutely right their entire life.
>>49123301I'm not sure i understand how thats even possible.Genetic factors like what?
>>49123316Like being prone to getting cavities you retard.Anything can have a genetic component just like being stupid.
>>49094335This is objectively the truth. Since i cut out sugars and started /fast/ing , my teeth have whitened and never felt pain or anything since.
>>49123316Like weak enamel that isn’t thick to begin with or that loses its strength on its own or doesn’t regenerate properly .. like, literally anything you can think of.
>>49123316https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11699975Have a read fag
>>49111163>I honestly brush my teeth maybe a dozen times a year.Your breath must smell like shit.
>>49107272>Dental hygiene is more than half geneticsThis. I basically didn't brush my teeth until I was 11, and even then I only did it about half the time. When I was 16 or so, I'd brush my teeth every time I left the house, which was 3 times somedays and 0 times other days. Now I brush once a day. Never any cavities, never any concerns with the dentist. I have wisdom teeth that they want to extract but fuck that they said they're growing in straight. Every time I go they mention that they want to take them out, but I tell them that I don't want surgery unless the wisdom teeth are fucking my shit up.
>>49094483My dentist told me water floss is shit tier compared to conventional flossing
Bunch of nasty fucks in this thread
>thread about flossing lasted 2+ daysis /fit/ really that ignorant about basic hygiene?
>>49108425You get the extraction and the implants done separately. The grafts were done in the same visit though. The recovery time after the extractions were never bad. If my extractions were not on Fridays I would go to work the next day. I ate soft food for about a week.From what my oral surgeon told me, the implant process takes time. You get the post, heal up, get the abutment, heal up, and get the crown. I pulled up my treatment plans again from 2017 and it looks like each implant would be $3000 at the cheapest. My full total is more like $13k or 14k. This is out of pocket. My insurance covers implants at 50% but only once every 84 months. Max costs per year are $2k. Insurance is more willing to help out with preventive care and fillings but it's better than nothing. I'm glad yours aren't visible and I wish you luck with your molars. It sucks not being able to chew like you used to.... I mostly chew with my left side now.