The catch-all dental hygiene routine thread

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for. Lots of polls, all chat welcome

  • Electric
  • Manual

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Additional shit

  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Interdental brushes
  • Chewing gum
  • Other

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Last went to the dentist

  • In the last month
  • In the last 3 months
  • In the last 6 months
  • In the last year
  • In the last 2 years
  • In the last 5 years
  • Longer
  • Never been

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Ever worn braces?

  • Yes
  • No

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Went to the dentist earlier this year, already pestering me for another appointment! Told me to use a soft brush as they were concerned about receding gums. Also, they cleaned out all my plaque and my teeth felt sharp and weird for weeks, bit reluctant to go back tbh.

Flossing’s fucking horrible and anyone who flosses is a very questionable human-being, imho.

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is one of those airfloss things a good purchase?

  • yes
  • no
  • u wot m9

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Every time I go they harp on about me going to a hygienist, or I’ll get gum disease “again”. Firstly, as far as I’m aware, I’ve never had gum disease, and also, I managed 40 years without going to a hygienist. Why should I start seeing one now?

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Also, wore retainers for a bit as a teenager, after one course of them was told I could do another and really fix the issue, or give it up. Because I was a stupid vain kid and they were quite painful I sacked it off. Why did they let me decide? I had no long term decision making skills. Wish they’d made me carry on with it, lazy fucking orthodontist.


Was a massive manual advocate, but got told to switch to electric by the denno cos my gums were falling to pieces. Never looked back.

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  • Lisa needs braces
  • So long dental plan

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Yeah my first few brushes with an electric were painful and bloody cause of how fucked my gums were. Now they seem fine and strong

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  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4+
  • Dunno

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I might switch to electric. Mike uses one so we have spare heads which means I can change TONIGHT.

Shall I?

  • yes
  • no

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Yep, as a teen they said I could have braces for cosmetic reasons but it would involve teeth out, be painful etc so I said no. Now I am contemplating getting them done privately for my goofy face.

No idea why my parents didn’t make me.

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Yeah. They’re cheap enough and are genuinely so much better. Plus 2 minutes is a lot longer than it feels like, pretty sure I was never brushing for long enough until I had one

root canal

  • yes I have had one it wasn’t that bad
  • yes I have had one it was awful
  • nope

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Warning -



  • yes I’ve had one (or more) and it wasn’t bad
  • yes I’ve had one (or more) and it was awful
  • not had one

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Try not to think of Balonz when you’re using it, mate.

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It’s coming up to nearly two years since my root canal. Never had tooth ache like it, it was horrific. Dentist couldn’t find any source of decay and said that the infection was due to teeth moving (??) because I had a brace when I was younger.

Had 4 teeth removed when I had my brace fitted. None removed since.