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Do you brush your teeth before you go to bed every night?
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66 / M / Columbia, MO
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Posted 7/3/13
Lately, I have to brush after every meal. As an old coot I have been blessed with good health from the neck on down. However, it appears if I go early it will be from teeth and gums but that's my fault. Over the years I brushed once a week whether my mouth needed it or not. At this stage in life I had gotten used to spitting out red Kool-Aid every time I flossed or dared brush my teeth while stooped over the sink.

That attitude ended last year. After a few visits to a periodontist I no longer have the bleeding gums but I no longer have a nice check book balance either. My doc takes measurements around every tooth and these figures suggest my benign neglect has been detrimental. Normal gum line measurements in old folks average 2-3 mm, most of mine are 7-9 mm. This means from aging I can soon enjoy my gums receding a bit, thus requiring a surgical procedure that will cost about $9000 to remedy. Dental insurance is a joke re this; this procedure is not covered.

That said, probably a good idea to take care of your teeth long term.
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Every time I eat/drink something (other than water), I brush my teeth. I floss twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, as well as use a water pick to strengthen my gums. I had poor habits as a child, and now that I'm older I recognize the importance of good dental hygiene.
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17 / F / USA
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Posted 7/3/13
I usually don't. I do every morning though.
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20 / F / Somewhere fun
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I used to brush my teeth before I went to bed once in a while. Then, I found out that I had extremely small cavities last year. I don't want to risk it, so I try to brush every time.
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Brush my teeth, floss, and use listerine before I go to sleep and just brush my teeth when I wake up.
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15 / F / USA
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Posted 7/3/13
Yep I brush my teeth before I go to bed
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37 / M / Maryland
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Posted 7/3/13
some times I do
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27 / F
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Posted 7/3/13
I was JUST about to go to bed without brushing my teeth out of tiredness/laziness when I saw this post on the main page... which then guilted me into going and flossing/brushing. Thanks, Crunchyroll citizens.
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