A thread about tooth. - share your experience and heath advice about teeth here.

Realplaya420

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People tell me that I look like a vampire because my canines are pointed whereas most people's are just sort of boxy looking. I also have an underbite. The underbite combined with the sharper teeth gives me a very primitive caveman look. It's whatever really.

Also because of this I can't really smile with my teeth out. It just looks like I'm in pain.
 

AnOminous

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People tell me that I look like a vampire because my canines are pointed whereas most people's are just sort of boxy looking. I also have an underbite. The underbite combined with the sharper teeth gives me a very primitive caveman look. It's whatever really.

Also because of this I can't really smile with my teeth out. It just looks like I'm in pain.
Gotta looksmax, bruh.
 

General Disarray

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Busted a back molar, dentist downtown (Dental Associates) wanted to charge me well over a grand to fix. Not only that, they wanted about $800 for a full cleaning. (Disclaimer: was addict, neglected fangs for too long).

Went down the street to the health clinic, paid $25 x 2 to get the thing filled. First charge was for consultation, second for the procedure. 'Cause I'm a poorfag. Take advantage of lower-cost clinics or look for the university in your area that has a dental school. Those conglomerates (and even some independents) can and do severely overcharge you, even with the "insurance" they sell you to lower your initial cost.

I use a regular toothbrush with medium bristles and the dental floss-picks. My gums have receded somewhat over time, and one of my front snaggleteeth's base got discolored and visible. For simple cosmetic repairs, I highly recommend GIC, Glass Ionomer Cement (kits available on Amazon). Slapped some of that on the discoloration, made sure to leave a gap so I can floss, used a small paintbrush to feather it onto the actual tooth to avoid a hard color edge, and that's it. I also have small chips on the bite edge of a front tooth as well, but the GIC is a little too white for that portion, so I'll see if there's any kind of colorant that can be added to match.

You can also get 44% carbamide peroxide in tubes, apply to teeth and let sit for 10 min or so (you can use a tray or just sit sneering lol). I use it once a day, plus add it to my toothpaste (Colgate Optic White). I also occasionally use the antibiotic mouthwash I kept that was prescribed to me before I had the molar fixed; very helpful if a gum starts to feel tender/inflamed.

I'm bored so there's my contribution, hope it was informative and/or helpful! Keep smiling! :biggrin:

eta for the pornsick boy: Snaggleteeth are awesome and cute imo. Generally speaking.
 

Titos

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Went to the dentist today. Had to get two root canals and 4 fillings, and right now I have two temp crowns since I have to wait like 3 weeks for the permanent ones to come in. Entire thing took like 4 hours because they had to actually cut into my gums and remove infected stuff. Due to genetics they had to give me 9 fucking shots, 4 of which being in my palate which hurt way more than I expected it to. DDS was really based though, he turned the laughing gas up real high so I was loopy as hell during most of it. Also did two of the fillings for free because they were in the spot they already numbed and were small ones. Gonna ask about prescription toothpaste when I go back to get the permanent crown, I hope to god they don't have to give me more shots to install that.
 

Clown Baby

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Does anyone have strong opinions about water flossers? I'm considering getting one, but I'm not sure if it's worth it or not.
I use one and think they're fantastic. Traditional floss has always been a hassle to me, and when I switched over to the water flosser my gum sensitivity went down. If you're prepared to use it every day I think it's worth it. Most of them come with 2 sets of 4 different removable heads, so if you have a partner it's easy to share it.
 

draggs

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Stiff bristled brush you can really go to town with
Pack of flossers
Decent name brand toothpaste
Big bottle of listerine

Three times a day. Punish your dirty mouf. It should burn when you're done.
 

Crunchy Oats

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I use the purple Listerine, it stops tooth pain from cavities instantly because of the alcohol, and it helps strengthen sensitive teeth. I used to have tons of cavity problems, but after fixing them all over time and then strictly adhering to flossing every night first, then use Sensodyne toothpaste and the purple Listerine, they feel great and my gums are hella healthy. Also night guard because of bruxism during sleep. It's also important to floss properly, otherwise you might be failing to actually remove plaque near the gum line.
 

Dysnomia

Dango whore
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Last time I was at the dentist it was the Bush stimulus. Dentists are extremely expensive which is why a lot of people can't go. It's ridiculous.

I had a bonding fixed. It was $300. Insane.

I don't have dental coverage and despite having some baby teeth left over I still have all my teeth and take good care of them. Bottom wisdoms should be removed but they aren't currently bothering me. They are impacted. Likely because I got braces when they were coming in. I still have somewhat of an overbite or it might be more of an overjet, and it bugs me. But I am just glad the bottom overcrowding was fixed as it hurt like hell. My mouth is small so I hate my front teeth.
 

XYZpdq

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also my AM brushing I do in the shower, and go full ham like, my teeth, my random fleshy bits like the gums, tongue too
 

lurk_moar

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Sonicare electric toothbrushes are the bee's knees.

Use toothpaste with calcium hydroxyapatite.

Do not forget to take calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and Vitamin K.

Remember kids, that plague is bacteria biofilms. Those bacteria could get into your arteries and cause a heart attack.

Bad dental hygiene could lead to a dental abscess if left untreated could lead to sepsis and a 100K hospital bill.

Most importantly avoid soda pop.
 

jje100010001

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Sonicare electric toothbrushes are the bee's knees.

Use toothpaste with calcium hydroxyapatite.

Do not forget to take calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and Vitamin K.

Remember kids, that plague is bacteria biofilms. Those bacteria could get into your arteries and cause a heart attack.

Bad dental hygiene could lead to a dental abscess if left untreated could lead to sepsis and a 100K hospital bill.

Most importantly avoid soda pop.

Remineralizing toothpastes (also like Novamin) in general are helpful from what I've read. Electric toothbrushes I guess are also helpful, especially in extending coverage from what normal brushing can cover.

In general, enamel can never be replaced, so treat it with care. The less enamel you have, the yellower and more translucent the teeth (on average), as more of the under-layers are visible.

However, your teeth do remineralize and repair through their pores, so vitamins + mineralizing toothpaste helps. If you can prevent a small cavity from getting worse, it can potentially heal on its own.

Dental caps block these pores, so keep that in mind. Some dental surgeries are not permanent, and will need to be replaced through your lifetime.

Less soda pop or sweet & acidic foods/drinks helps tremendously, in general. Mouthwash helps in keeping the biofilm controlled. Floss after a meal, or use a handheld electric flosser if you want less of a hassle.
 

Treyvon Azagthot

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I just use medium to soft bristles, Colgate and floss, nothing special there. I try to brush at least 2-3 times a day but I do admit of forgetting to floss often.

I remember getting my impacted teeth removed when I was about 13-14 years old, it was a genetic issue that my sister and dad had. Would never forget that horrifying fleshy sound of them grinding my gums just to fix my teeth. That and the taste of the vanilla ice cream being tainted by my blood and the days of eating very cold spaghetti and depressingly cold Filipino cuisine.

Sad I never found a way to turn my teeth into a necklace ala Euronymous.
 

Dysnomia

Dango whore
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People tell me that I look like a vampire because my canines are pointed whereas most people's are just sort of boxy looking. I also have an underbite. The underbite combined with the sharper teeth gives me a very primitive caveman look. It's whatever really.

Also because of this I can't really smile with my teeth out. It just looks like I'm in pain.

My bottom canines are pointed. Someone said that made me an orc. :lol:

They are actually really sharp though. I have cut my tongue.
 

MerriedxReldnahc

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I have a set of teeth that could be best described as "British", but thankfully I basically never have tooth pain or any dental issues other than them being wonky.
If you're not fond of the flavor of Listerine I'd recommend The Natural Dentist mouthwash, it has a much more mild flavor and it treats bleeding very well.

I don't think I was ever told to brush my tongue as well, so I'm terrible at remembering. But that's a big part of keeping your mouth not-nasty.
 

Xarpho

You crack me up, clown.
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I'm really scared about a few days from now. What happened was part of a filling broke off from my molars, dentist noticed it last summer and did some polishing, wasn't a problem then. What WAS a problem is it wedged itself in one my back teeth and made it impossible to floss back there, creating a cavity. Now they're already talking about giving me a root canal...
 

Molester Stallone

Trust me, I'm a doctor.
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I'm really scared about a few days from now. What happened was part of a filling broke off from my molars, dentist noticed it last summer and did some polishing, wasn't a problem then. What WAS a problem is it wedged itself in one my back teeth and made it impossible to floss back there, creating a cavity. Now they're already talking about giving me a root canal...
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm scheduled for a root canal/crown on an upper premolar. My dentist told me the tooth simply died and if I wanted to save it a root canal was the only option. Most likely cause according to the hygienist is trauma. Makes sense to me as I was no stranger to fighting when I was younger. Being stupid has consequences.
 

DonDaLemon

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Just got 2 wisdom teeth removed this morning. I cannot stress this to anyone thinking about going to the dentist. It's so much better after. Whatever fears you have pale to the peice of mind of not worrying about your shit. I'm in pain but i know it's going away and not going to continue.
 
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