How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

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Patterned919
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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#16 Post by Patterned919 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:10 pm

I haven't started yet, but I plan to go every 3 or 4 months for the duration of my treatment.

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Nozzelnut
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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#17 Post by Nozzelnut » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:01 am

I'm in the 4 month rotation. They can get places with their tools I have a hard time reaching.
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...

Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.

I'm emphatically against extraction orthodontics! It's easier for the orthodontist; not better for the patient!!!

SingleJawMelb
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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#18 Post by SingleJawMelb » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:44 am

4 months or so. I have a gap between my front bottom two teeth that is a plaque magnet. I clean that myself now.

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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#19 Post by zenag89 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:07 pm

I plan to go every 6 months because that is what my insurance covers

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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#20 Post by annamariefranco » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:11 pm

Every six months is what my insurance covers.

Jeska0113
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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#21 Post by Jeska0113 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:17 pm

So i was told to give my teeth a deep cleaning before i got @y braces but i didnt do it and now im scared to do that cuz now i have em on including a quad helix expander. D:

braceasaurus
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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#22 Post by braceasaurus » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:36 pm

Both my orthodontist and my hygienist recommended the usual 6 month interval, which is lucky because where i'm from, the waiting list is about that long.

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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#23 Post by aussietrumpeter » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:18 pm

I'm only going every 6 months but in the meantime I brush three times a day, use a fluoride mouthwash and inter-dental brushes and floss and tooth mousse ! So much time and effort but I'm scared of getting white spots.

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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#24 Post by BrunetteMoment » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:47 pm

I'll be going every 6 months as recommended. My orthodontist wants me to brush 4 times a day for 4 minutes at a time, as well as use mouthwash and floss at least once a day.

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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#25 Post by Carie » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:55 pm

Every six months for me too. I had one yesterday. The hygienist made a point of going through the basics with me again. I'll pass it on incase anyone missed it.
-Don't brush within 30 min of eating or drinking, as the enamel is weaker from acid.
-After brushing never rinse out, dont spit too thouroughly, try and leave a little coating around your teeth for 10 min.
- Don't mouthwash after brushing. Use it at other times as needed. Ie. Appropriate time after drink or snacks.

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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

#26 Post by cjtramont » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:05 am

My hygienist recommends every four months for me. Her recommendations:

- brushing at least four times per day (breakfast, lunch , supper, bedtime) with a soft toothbrush.
- wait 30 minutes after eating to brush.
- start brushing using only a wet toothbrush, no toothpaste to remove larger pieces of food trapped in braces. Then brush with toothpaste.
- Floss at least once every day.
- Two FULL minutes brushing your teeth. You should spend at least 30 seconds on your upper right side, 30 seconds on your upper left side, 30 seconds on your lower left side, and finally 30 seconds on your lower right side.
- Rinse your mouth with water to remove the foam left after brushing with your toothpaste. In the evening right before bed however, spit but DO NOT RINSE.

I stopped using mouthwash since it stained my teeth pretty bad and was a pain for my hygienist to clean.

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