Just curious...dental stuff

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  1. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus

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    On the spectrum of random questions, these are probably an 8...

    Dental floss or tape?

    Waxed or non-waxed?

    Mint or unflavored?


    I'm using tape, waxed, mint because that's what's in the cabinet. Is this one of those things that's really important to people, or do you use whatever's there?




    Then there's the toothbrush/toothpaste questions:

    Hard, medium, or soft? Any particular brand?

    What kind of toothpaste? Why?


    I use soft toothbrushes, hubby uses hard (getting difficult to find, too!) I use toothpaste that doesn't have sodium lauryl sulfate in it because I get canker sores with regular toothpaste. Hence, I end up using weird toothpaste like Weleda, which is red and doesn't foam.
     
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  2. harleyfx69

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    whatever appears to be the thinnest and cheapest, my teeth are fairly tight and it hurts to snap the string into there ..

    so sadly i dont floss as much as i should ..
     

  3. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    Regular unwaxed floss, don't use it as often as I should. Sonicare or medium brush. I used Pearl Drop tooth paste forever, but I can't find it any more. It didn't froth up as much.
     
  4. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Glide unflavored, unwaxed floss.

    Reach hard bristle toothbrush when I can find them, and then I buy a handful.

    Change up the toothpaste 'cuz there is always something new to try.
     
  5. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Forget the name---goes for buck and has a blue label at Walmart---best value and performance there is. Butler brand maybe??

    Soft bristle--any brand

    Colgate paste/gel
     
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  6. captainstormy

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    I use a sonicare toothbrush with a soft head. I use to use hard brushes but my dentist told me that it can hurt your teeth. I don't remember how, but he had a good reason that made sense at the time.

    I use colgate toothpaste, always have. Not sure why, my mom use to buy crest or mintodent (which I haven't seen for a while). I never floss. My teeth only get flossed once a year, by my dentist. I use mouth wash twice a day every day. The generic store brand.

    My system seems to work fine for me. 25 years old and I've never had a cavity or other dental problem. For that matter I even had room for my wisdom teeth to grown in. I'm just lucky I guess.
     
  7. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    It can be hard on the gums, particularly with aggressive brushing.
     
  8. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    I like unwaxed and don't care if it is mint or not.
    Like the hardest brush
    Colgate because I always have.
     
  9. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Stainless steel bore brush. Unflavored.
     
  10. Ragnar

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    Floss? Whats that?
     
  11. kahoys

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    + 1,000,000,000 on the Sonicare,.......... Aquafresh Orange toothpaste, The green Plackers floss sticks, and Closys dental rinse. I use to have infected gums, but no more, and no cavites since 1984. :tongueout:
     
  12. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Floss, waxed, mint.

    Soft bristles only. On the Oral B brush, I use the ones with built in "picks".

    Crest Total Care. I have sensitive teeth.

    0 cavities in 39 years.
     
  13. FrogWithAGlock

    FrogWithAGlock Girl with a Gun

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    Tape. My teeth are very tight, and floss can't get in between as well.

    Firm toothbrush. I have strong gums, and just don't feel like my teeth get clean with a soft brush. I have expensive sonicare, and oral B electric brush, etc., but often reach for the Reach, because it seems to work just as well.

    I use Melaleuca whitening tooth polish (Cinnamon is my favorite, and apparently my family likes it, too - they all steal mine). It makes my mouth feel cleaner than all other pastes and polishes I have tried. Took 3 times to love the flavor, though. The tea tree oil took some getting used to. First time, I barfed, second time was ok, third time, LOVE the stuff. Now I won't use anything else. (and no, I don't sell Melaleuca).


    I am very particular about all three products above. Have tried many things, and finally settled on these. I wish my teeth were Jessica Simpson white, but otherwise am happy - I am complimented on my smile by dentists everywhere, lol. I tell them they should see my sisters - THEY have great teeth!
     
  14. community

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    used waxed tape for years. only soft brushes which I get 2 a year free from my dentist. and I have always used colegate. so there
     
  15. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    :supergrin:

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    NB: Crest was the company that turned the simple, straightforward toothpaste into 'decay preventive dentifrice.' :headscratch:
     
  16. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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    My dentist gave me a handful of worn dental picks after I told him that I only wanted to use them on guns. He's a NG Colonel. He gives me Glide and a toothbrush every 6 months. I buy Crest or whatever is on sale.

    My problem is that once a year or so I have a 30 or 40-year-old filling that fails and takes a lot of the tooth with it when it cracks apart. Oh well, crowns are strong.

    John