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Old 02-22-2015, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Of course on the internet everyone is status quo just so they dont appear gross. And no one is fat, no one has acne, no one ever goes a day without a shower, everyone works out regularly etc etc etc and a genius.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: ATL & LA
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My doctor. Brushing before bed is healthier because you scrub away food particles. Theres no reason to apply fluoride to your gumline 8 hours later when you havent eaten. Use mouthwash.
You know they make fluoride-free toothpastes these days. I use one.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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Of course on the internet everyone is status quo just so they dont appear gross. And no one is fat, no one has acne, no one ever goes a day without a shower, everyone works out regularly etc etc etc and a genius.
I do brush twice a day. I'm not fat. I rarely get acne, but I do use a couple of face products. I shower 6-7 days per week. I workout on average twice a week. I pretty much am a genius.

Anyway, yeah mouthwash in the morning would be alright as long as no food was consumed after brushing teeth the previous night.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You know they make fluoride-free toothpastes these days. I use one.
Tom's, yes. But why brush when you havent eaten, its mindless following. The idea behind brushing twice a day is washing away food particles. You brush twice in under 7-9 hours while you slept for no reason. Brush at noght and mouthwash in the morning is my doc's suggestion, but go along. Everyone on the internet always brushes twice a day, etc status quo, keeping up appearances, nonsense.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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Tom's, yes. But why brush when you havent eaten, its mindless following. The idea behind brushing twice a day is washing away food particles. You brush twice in under 7-9 hours while you slept for no reason. Brush at noght and mouthwash in the morning is my doc's suggestion, but go along. Everyone on the internet always brushes twice a day, etc status quo, keeping up appearances, nonsense.
Maybe it just makes some of us feel fresh and prepared to face the day? Not sure why you care so much that people enjoy having clean teeth and fresh breath. Yeah, we are totally mindless sheep for that.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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I brush twice a day...we don't own mouthwash because it's just more crap to have in the house. I'm not sucking from someone elses bottle/cap and I'm not cleaning more cups or having the litter of those little paper cups to deal with. Call me lazy, but brushing is a whole lot easier and so far, my dental health has been good, so may as well keep on doing what works.

OH the horrors! I'm a sheep because I brush twice a day.

As for the OP...I guess she's weeding out those that would be bothered by this early on.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Island of Misfit Toys
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I know someone who doesn't believe in brushing, only flossing and mouthwash.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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It's weird that they put that on a dating site.Maybe they have an underlying meaning.Strong teeth don't need to brush, their breath doesn't stink when they wake up, low maintenance,or trying to attract others who aren't that nitpicky.

Personally brushing after meals, when you leave the house, mornings and at night seems normal.
Yes, this is possible as well. I don't consider myself nitpicky in general, just for some reason this one hit a nerve with me. Funny thing is I probably wouldn't notice without knowing about it in advance. This seems like it could have inspired a Seinfeld episode.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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Of course on the internet everyone is status quo just so they dont appear gross. And no one is fat, no one has acne, no one ever goes a day without a shower, everyone works out regularly etc etc etc and a genius.
Well, assuming you use real pictures on dating sites, some of that is moot. Yes, I know there are people who put fake pictures up (in fact I have a friend who used to do this and got a couple drinks thrown in his face).
My dentist has always advised brushing three times per day, which I always suspected was overkill.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I brush twice a day...we don't own mouthwash because it's just more crap to have in the house. I'm not sucking from someone elses bottle/cap and I'm not cleaning more cups or having the litter of those little paper cups to deal with. Call me lazy, but brushing is a whole lot easier and so far, my dental health has been good, so may as well keep on doing what works.

OH the horrors! I'm a sheep because I brush twice a day.

As for the OP...I guess she's weeding out those that would be bothered by this early on.
Actually mouthwash is more effective at cleaning the entire mouth than just brushing. Just saying... so yes, because you are a follower of something you dont even understand the actual purpose of, and not because you merely brush twice a day, I do think the compulsiveness is mindlessly following something simply because it's status quo.
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