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I Absolutely Hate The Feeling Of Bristles On My Teeth. Is There Any Other Alternative

I absolutely hate everything and I want to die, how can I fix this?

You don’t want to die you want to get better but are either afraid of change or failure. If you fail try again. Doing nothing will get you nothing. Complaining will not solve the problem. Cutting yourself will not solve the problem because it will still be there and you are only ruining your skin, nothing more. Suicide is pointless. How will killing yourself get you what you want? How do you know you won’t suffer after death? If we spent as much time figuring out the problem than we did hurting ourself and complaining, than the problem would have already been solved.”Easier said than done” is a cop out to do nothing, you can say this your whole life and be the same way you are for the rest of your life or change. Depresssion is a choice. You have 24 hours in a day, and if you were depressed for a long time than you had all the time in the world to fix your issue but chose not to and thus are depressed all through your life.In order to change you need to find out what to change into. Once that is solved, figure out why. Everyone judges people, if not in in their head than out loud. Get over it, you do it too.Find the root of the problem. Learn how to fix it without self harm or suicide, hurting yourself does not help remove the problem. Suicide is an option but a stupid one because you could have already fixed it beforehand.Find the problem.Understand why it happenned.Find a way to fix it without suicide/self harm. If you need help than look at it simply or ask for help.After that,Move on.You can either waste your life complaining about how awful it is and do nothing,or accept things for how they are, and move on.How will killing yourself get rid of the worlds judgment or cynicism? Everyone is cynical, including you - if we weren’t than we wouldn’t be humans. Even the fight to live is cynical.The world will continue with or without us. It does not matter what we think. If life is pointless than it would be pointless to be unhappy when you can feel joy in meaningless by not always looking at the bad because if you only look at bad things in life forever you will only see bad. There is good, take the time you spent on the bad on to the good.Breathe. relax. Life is not a big deal.It is simple. People only complicate things because it makes them feel smarter somehow. While everyone is making a problem worse, there needs to be someone who is actually trying to solve the problem logically.

What are the alternatives to flossing?

There are several alternatives to flossing for those who find it too difficult, too painful (sensitive gums or gum disease) or ineffective (those people with braces or delicate bridge work. But remember one thing: Never use a toothpick as a substitute for flossing. Toothpicks can tear delicate gum tissue and may damage existing dental restorations.

One popular flossing alternative is called a water pick, or irrigator.

Water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to blast away food particles and other debris in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Dentists use professional-grade water picks when preparing a tooth for restoration, or in general cleaning and exams.

People with painful gum disease or highly sensitive gums may find water picks useful for supplementing their brushing regimen. And people with orthodontia, including braces, have found water picks quite useful because toothbrush bristles often get stuck. Antibacterial rinses (over-the-counter and by prescription) are somewhat effective. There are also several types of brushes designed specifically to clean in between the teeth.

Why does my teeth feel slimy after taking off my braces a year ago?

With a year between this feeling and removal of your appliances a year ago, I doubt that the two are related. If the slimy feeling started right after the removal they might be related.Clean teeth should feel smooth. Teeth covered with plaque will have a fuzzy feeling, not smooth. If this is the feeling you have and have had for a year, then you haven’t been cleaning your teeth properly.If you are brushing (and flossing) and the teeth still feel this way, it may be your brush. When brushes are over used the outer row of bristles will start to bend. The longer the brush is used, the greater number of bristles will bend. These bent bristles do not clean. The bends cause the bristles to deflect off of the tooth structure and they aren’t in a position to clean the teeth. Replace your brush and do so often so this doesn’t happen.If you have had plaque on your teeth for the past year, you should definitely see your dentist. You need to have your teeth cleaned and polished. You also need to be checked for cavities. There is a good chance that you will have some decay under the plaque.The picture below shows plaque buildup. [1]The second photo shows plaque that is stained. The purple color contains bacteria, the pink is plaque that has not yet organized, meaning the bacteria have not yet colonized the plaque. [2]Footnotes[1][2]

How can I stop bleeding while brushing my teeth?

First, visit your dentist to have your periodontal health assessed.Are you with me?It doesn’t matter one iota what my learned colleagues post here other than the ones that said visit your dentist.Your dentist will determine the cause of the bleeding with a periodontal examination.Number 1 on the differential diagnosis list?Gingivitis. Non-destructive Inflammation of your gingiva in response to dental plaque.Almost everyone in the world can have minor gingivitis especially if they do not have regular professional cleanings.Number 2 (if it isn’t gingivitis), periodontal disease, which is a destructive chronic disease of the soft tissue and supporting bone. You need professional care and more regular scaling and root planing.Bottom line: you need a regular cleaning because your brushing alone can’t do anything because you have plaque, calculus and you need to have a cleaning both above and below the gums.Brushing hard is not the biggest cause of constant bleeding unless you are brushing with a wire BBQ brush or a hard brush that is so very hard to find anymore at least in the western world.Don’t you think that the first thing someone would think of would be say, I wonder if I am brushing too hard?And then adjust their brushing? Maybe it is the cause but get the exam and your dentist and hygienist will tell you if they think it is due to your brushing habits.To all be people who said quit smoking, yes smoking is a risk factor for periodontal disease.But you know what? Smoking suppresses the bleeding which means that most smokers do not see any bleeding and don’t think they have anything wrong and don’t realize the might have periodontal disease.Cold compresses to stop the bleeding? You must have a great deal of bleeding if you every have to put a cold compress and apply pressure on your gums to stop it.If you have that much bleeding why have you not seen a dentist? Seriously.Don’t take the advice to use aloe vera toothpaste or switch to a traditional stick.Get your bleeding gums seen to by a dental professional for crying out loud.

Will my dental health get better if actually start brushing?

Hello, I am 13 years old. I have not brushed my teeth properly every night since about last year. Now I only brush them about once every 2 weeks, or a whole month. This is repulsive and sickening, I know, you don't have to tell me, I already know.
Every time I do brush, the brush bristles seems to poke the sore spots and make them bleed more. My dentist said I was supposed to brush more there, but I never did. I flossed recently for the first time in 3 months, and my gums bleeds a lot, of course, especially in a spot where my teeth are a bit crowded. A huge stream of blood comes out through there.
I know that my teeth will just rot out if I don't brush, so I'm going to make myself do it. I'm seeing the dentist soon, and I'm imagining how disgusted they will be when they see my teeth and gum health will be...
So if I start brushing and flossing 3 times every day, will my dental health just hurt more and get worse, or actually improve?
And please don't tell me how disgusted you are.

How many times can I brush my teeth per day.?

I asked this of my dentist a while back, and he told me, I could brush as many times as I wanted to. He told me to use a high quality non-abrasive toothpaste (gels are best as they are least abrasive) with the softest bristles I could get. The only way it would be a problem is if the toothpaste is abrasive and/or the bristles are hard. Abrasive toothpaste whitens, but it also takes off some of the enamel and hard bristles can irritate or injure your gums. I brush as many as 7 times during a day, with the usual being 5 times, when I wake, after breakfast, lunch and dinner, and then before bedtime. Every once in a while, I brush my teeth just because. For some reason, I always tend to feel better after I have brushed my teeth. Which is why I sometimes brush mid-morning or mid-afternoon. It may sound strange, but I am one of the few who do not snack between meals as a rule,

Why do teeth become yellow after wearing braces?

A yellow tooth surface can mean that the tooth surface does not have any enamel left on it, and the cementum or the dentine is exposed, as the cementum is yellowish in color. it may be the case that the enamel did not grow on the tooth in question, but I cannot give a second opinion without seeing the tooth for myself. If that is the case, you should take extra care when you brush your teeth, and use gels or ointments that contain extra fluoride, like elmex at least once a week in order to protect the weaker parts of the teeth, and to protect against the development of caries. We can also make an aesthetic reconstruction from composite tooth filling material, but we need to first check the patients oral condition, our dentists can help you with this.The other thing that can be happening is that your daughter’s teeth are decaying from the inside, and the decay started during the orthodontic treatment, but stopped with the removal of the braces. If plaque and tartar managed to start living on the teeth in question, the bacteria living in the plaque could have demineralized the teeth. This is the first step towards tooth decay, and the appearance of white or yellowish spots just indicates a lack of enamel where the bacteria have already started messing with the tooth. If this process continues, the dentine will eventually become affected as well.Once the braces come off, and the tooth surface becomes easy to clean once again, the remineralization process starts again, with the tooth structure becoming flooded with fluoride once again. The enamel that is already absent will not regrow, though, and the cementum will be visible underneath. I suggest treating the area with tooth colored composite filling material.

Is it healthy to brush my teeth with my own fingers?

"Healthy" is a bit of a vague term in this context I think. I usually take it to mean something of the same as salutogenic (opposite of pathogenic), ie. it promotes health. The vagueness comes in when you start considering what health actually means in this context; Why are you brushing your teeth in the first place, what are you trying to achieve?As a clinician I see mainly three reasons to brush teeth and using your finger could achieve one, or perhaps two, of these;Remove biofilm from your teeth, especially right next to the gum line. This would be to prevent the disease of periodontitis.Apply topical fluoride to counteract the disease of dental caries.Get that "clean" feeling, look and freshness of breath which makes you more attractive or approachable in general.The order is, I believe, somewhat reverse as to why people in general actually brush their teeth. They're all parts of the modern health concept though and I believe you can very much achieve #2 (applying fluoride) using your finger if you dab it in fluoride containing toothpaste first. Probably you can also achieve some measurement of #3. As for #1 (removing the biofilm) I haven't really seen any studies comparing plaque removal with fingers to toothbrushes, neither have I seen any studies comparing periodontitis progression (this would be a much better measurement than plaque removal) in fingerbrushers compared to toothbrushers. I will however make an educated guess that using your fingers for brushing won't achieve #1 very well at all and while having a nasty breath, unclean teeth or cavities leading to root canals or extractions might seem an unpleasent experience from my point of view (severe) periodontitis is a much worse problem.tldr: using your fingers+toothpaste would be better than doing nothing, but it is no good substitute for a toothbrush.

Why don't people in China brush their teeth?

While everyone is getting angry at the anonymous poster asking this question, I found that the original article quoted came from an article posted on BBC in 2002: Concerns over China's teethAs you can see the article is very old and poorly cited. I cannot find the author’s name and I am having a hard time searching Baidu for Chinese source of this news.Regarding the assertion of this article:“Almost half a billion people in China never brush their teeth, according to the country's health chiefs.The Chinese Preventive Medicine Society believes that less than half of the country's 900m rural population brush regularly while just 10% of the 400m living in cities clean properly.”“The Chinese Preventive Medicine Society” could be a bad translation for Chinese CDC ( is basically saying 450M of rural population do not brush REGULARLY and 360M of urban population do not brush PROPERLY back in 2002.I am not sure if 450M of rural population brushed “regularly” or not back in 2002. “Regularly” could mean twice a day for 7 days a week, and if someone missed brushing his or her teeth even once during that time could be considered not brushing “regularly”.I can easily understand the article’s claim of 360M of urban population not brushing “properly”, if by “properly” it means you brush for no less than 5 minutes at a certain level of vigor covering every surface of every teeth.“Dr Poul Erik Petersen, group leader of the WHO's oral health programme, said officials were examining the results from one of the school-based schemes.”This “Poul Erik Petersen” appears to be a real dude with the WHO (WHO | Contact us)“The founder of modern China, the late Chairman Mao Zedong, is said to have had stained green teeth by the time he reached old age.”I did see some material on Baidu saying Chairman Mao never used toothpaste as a point of his personal austerity.

Baking soda on teeth bad???

Baking soda is okay to a certain amount, because it does wear down the enamel on your teeth like anything acidic. but I was researching and I found this:

1. Wet your toothbrush with some cold water and dip it into baking soda. All of the bristles should be covered so that your toothbrush is white.
2. Brush your teeth for five minutes (spitting if necessary) two times a day.
3. Spit the baking soda toothpaste out and rinse your mouth clean with water. If there is a tingling or burning feeling in your mouth, this is perfectly normal. See "Warnings" for what might not be normal. Brushing your teeth twice a day can be monumental for the whitening of teeth, even without these tips & tricks; especially with a regular use of Dental Floss and Mouthwash.
4. Also brush your teeth day and night, if you feel like you need to brush your teeth after a meal then do it, and dont forget to rinse.

* After brushing your teeth, brush your tongue with your favorite toothpaste and/or use a tongue scraper. Bad breath is related to teeth only when they house food debris and plaque. The main cause of bad breath is bacteria growing on the tongue.
* An alternative method involves putting baking soda on the toothbrush and wetting it with a little bit of hydrogen peroxide (the cheap stuff one pours on cuts). It really does work!
WARNINGS * Do not use this method too often as the abrasive can permanently damage the enamel of your teeth. There are some special toothpaste brands (often for smokers) which contain much gentler abrasives than baking soda. They can be used daily without any risk for the health of your teeth and help to remove not only tobacco stains but also stains from coffee, tea, and wine.
* Baking soda can dissolve orthodontic glue. Do not use this method if you have braces or a permanent retainer.
* Best used only 2 or 3 times a month.