Teeth Obsession.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by sugarandspice, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    Right, we had some eye specialists on here a few days ago and now i need someone that knows stuff about teeth!

    Recently i seem to have developed an obsession with cleaning my teeth, I've always brushed my teeth normally, but at the moment i can't seem to go out without having brushed my teeth. I brush them twice in the morning, (once with a whitening toothpaste, and once with a tooth polish, then mouth wash) and the same before going to bed, but i also have to wash them after i eat meals, well not just meals after eating anything really and before i go out of the house which can be quite a few times a day with work and band and going out etc. Sometimes i can brush them up to 8 or 10 times a day...........I think i need some help?!! :(

    It's not bad for your teeth to brush them so much is it?

    And can anyone suggest a mouthwash that doesnt make me want to gag as soon as i put it in my mouth?!
  2. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    My old man used to be like this, even to the extent of carrying a tootbrush around in his pocket. The dentist told him he was wearing his gums away. It's all well and good having perfect teeth but not much fun if you've no gums to hold them in!! Now he brushes twice a day and flosses at night.
  3. Di

    Di Active Member

  4. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    We went out for dinner today and i found it really hard not being able to brush my teeth afterwards.....i wanted my toothbrush! :-?

    Dyl suggested i asked Cornetgirl, but she's not been online since the 4th, someone make the toothfairy come back!! :)
  5. Di

    Di Active Member

    Must be good advice if we both suggested it. ;)

    Try sending a PM, then Rach should get email notification. :)
  6. julestools

    julestools Active Member

    Never worried about my teeth much till I lost three front ones in an accident last September. Tis not easy playing bass without teeth and the plastic ones I have at present are little better than useless for playing or eating. Look after what you have because I really miss mine


    Jules (toothless)
  7. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    Toothpaste is an abrasive, which suggests that too much cleaning will wear the enamel away - counterproductive or what?
  8. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Strange this, I have the same problem. But that's probably because I have a brace and am meant too :) !! I even have to brush after drinking orange juice! (By the way, mint and orange isn't a good combination...! :rolleyes:)

    Interesting to think whether I'll be able to get out of the habit once I've had the brace taken off though...? :confused:
  9. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    I'm no expert, but you could try chewing gum after meals away from the house. I usually have a wrigley's orbit white after lunch (especially after eating tuna sandwiches). No doubt someone will came back and say they are abrasive as well.
  10. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, it can't be good brushing your teeth quite THAT often each day, but I know what you mean, I get paranoic about what people see when i smile, and you'll usually find me chawing on some Wrigleys Extra Sugar Free Cool Breeze after I've eaten through the day. I usually turn my head slightly away from people when I'm talking up close to them too just in case I have dog breath.
    It's just one of those things I'm very concious of.
  11. clare_euph

    clare_euph Member

    Apparently brushing too often can cause gums to recede....not nice!! Think the chewing gum option sounds like a plan....or those "Rip,slip, brush, ahh!" things -- not sure what they're called!!!!
  12. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Ha! Don't even suggest that to Kelly. She always yells at me for chewing gum :frown:. (Not that I do of course, I have a brace, I'm not allowed...:redface:)

    I'm sure she'll be here to defend her point later (I think there's a story behind it). :) But she doesn't like chewing gum...!!
  13. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member


    I'm not really sure what the story is beind it, i was never allowed it when i was younger and so never really chewed it myself that much. I just hate people that constantly chew, its so un-attractive and i don't like it

    Liz does chew gum! and she chews it really obviously when she's drunk just to annoy me. It works!

    I'm sure chewing gum would be the best solution to the brushing the teeth thing, but i really really really don't like it. Please don't make me have to chew it, and if you do ever meet me, please don't be offended when i tell you to stop chewing!

    Maybe i'm compensating for the lack of chewing gum by brushing my teeth more?! :confused:
  14. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I keep dreaming all my teeth are falling out. Somone told me that means something important but I can't remember what it was.
    Still got most of my own teeth, although 2 of them are now mostly plastic.
  15. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    It couldnt have been that inmportant else you would have remembered it?!!
  16. Di

    Di Active Member

    A search on google gave me the following: Names have been removed. ;)

    This look like a familiar dream? Does to me. :-?
  17. blakeyboy

    blakeyboy Member

    i may be wrong but I heard that teeth falling out meant you'd had too much sugar....maybe your body is telling you to change your diet?!?

    I also heard that teeth falling out or crumbling in dreams meant something to do with cash, dwindling supply of it, subconscious worry about debts or money troubles, as I say, I may be wrong. :-?
  18. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    This thread reminds me lots of a certain poem by Pam Ayres.....I'm sure you all know the one I mean, but in case you don't - click here! Pure genius! :biggrin:
  19. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    Still got all my own teeth, although two are in a matchbox....:(
  20. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    You could try sucking sugar free mints after each meal. It might make your mouth feel a bit fresher after each meal