Toothbrush Technology  

rm_iwannatellu 45F
849 posts
8/15/2006 5:51 am

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8/16/2006 11:42 am

Toothbrush Technology

My friend is considering paying over four grand to have her teeth Zoom whitened. I don’t think she needs it, but I guess it’s not up to me. It is the code of the old West ‒ a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do (or woman in this case). I read somewhere that your teeth will never (naturally) be whiter than the whites of your eyes.

But surely there is a better way to get whiter teeth than paying so much?

Until a few years ago, toothbrushes were like computer keyboards ‒ there was only really one basic model. Then all of a sardine, there were many different types ‒ with an indicator to let you know when to change it; mixing bristle types on the same brush to maximise the gum massaging and plaque reaching ability of the brush; battery-powered toothbrushes with tiny round heads that were supposed to be the answer to the answer to the world’s teeth cleaning problems, and most recently, there are two types in particular that have caught my eye.

There is the Aquafresh 3-Way Head system which “adapts to the contours of your teeth to effectively remove plaque by reaching along the gum line 5X better* (the * says laboratory testing versus standard flat trim brush)”. Audience: Oooooooh.

Then there is the other new Colgate brush (don’t have the advert in front of me) which has sonic pulses - supposed to loosen the plaque and provide a better all round cleaning. This brush takes one AAA battery, and indicator bristles.

Both of these brushes seem to work very well, and I am sure that if used morning and evening, as prescribed by most dentists, you should not have any problems with your teeth.

Here are some tips I came across (translation ‒ lifted from some mag) to keep your teeth white:
>rinse your mouth out with water half an hour after eating anything with a high sugar content
>Sugar content can strip enamel from your teeth ‒ cut down on fruit juice and fizzy drinks, or drink them with a straw
>Red wine and coffee leave behind microscopic residues that cannot be easily brushed away, and can stain your teeth
>Brush your twice at least twice a day, and floss once a day to ensure that you keep your teeth clean and free from plaque build-up


T_A_B_75 41M

8/15/2006 7:47 am

I am going to try your tips and proper brushing technique to see if it makes a difference at all. If not I may have to hunt you down.


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/15/2006 10:23 am

    Quoting T_A_B_75:
    I am going to try your tips and proper brushing technique to see if it makes a difference at all. If not I may have to hunt you down.

OOOOOOOOOOH! Shall I start running slowly, cos you'll never catch me if I drive

In my opinion, you are either born with good teeth, or crap teeth. Me, I got my Dad's good teeth, my brothers both got my Mom's crap teeth.

I do have a head-start, but I have found that following these tips above do help lots. My middle brother never did clean his teeth, and now at the ripe old age of 37 he has only 3 of his own left. And they are brown. Believe me - these tips do work. Look: lol


rm_dosrev 39M
2091 posts
8/16/2006 4:36 am

As someone who is anal retentive about his teeth, let me offer some advice.

1. tell her to do Crest Whitestrips for a few weeks first. Its a HELL of a lot cheaper then $3000 and the chemicles are often the same. They work very well.

2. Soniccare toothbrush, Costs about $100 for the brush and you have to replace the heads every few months, but its VERY VERY good.

3. Floss regularly, if you start its harder to quit then smoking.

"Enough of this palaver, lets get the show on the road!"
"The best thing about a day like that is that it can't get any worse. It was a bad day AND a Monday. The rest of the week has to be better." - Hotandsteamygirl


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
8/16/2006 7:43 am

~smiles broadly...~
kisses.


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/16/2006 8:10 am

    Quoting rm_dosrev:
    As someone who is anal retentive about his teeth, let me offer some advice.

    1. tell her to do Crest Whitestrips for a few weeks first. Its a HELL of a lot cheaper then $3000 and the chemicles are often the same. They work very well.

    2. Soniccare toothbrush, Costs about $100 for the brush and you have to replace the heads every few months, but its VERY VERY good.

    3. Floss regularly, if you start its harder to quit then smoking.
Brilliant advice.

Thanks


rm_dosrev 39M
2091 posts
8/16/2006 8:44 am

Oh, btw LOVE the new photo.

I seriously HATE photos of just eyeballs or single body parts. Your new photo is very pretty and bright. You look wonderful.

"Enough of this palaver, lets get the show on the road!"
"The best thing about a day like that is that it can't get any worse. It was a bad day AND a Monday. The rest of the week has to be better." - Hotandsteamygirl


sunshinekzn 57F

8/16/2006 9:33 am

I have a friend who is in her mid 30 and had braces put on her teeth. If that make the person feel better about herself, then let her do it. Paying R4000 or R7000 to improve your self esteem may not be to high a price!!


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/16/2006 11:38 am

I think you knew all this didn't you?

You have great teeth.

xxx


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/16/2006 11:39 am

    Quoting rm_dosrev:
    Oh, btw LOVE the new photo.

    I seriously HATE photos of just eyeballs or single body parts. Your new photo is very pretty and bright. You look wonderful.
Thanks!


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/16/2006 11:42 am

    Quoting sunshinekzn:
    I have a friend who is in her mid 30 and had braces put on her teeth. If that make the person feel better about herself, then let her do it. Paying R4000 or R7000 to improve your self esteem may not be to high a price!!
I totally agree! But she already has beautiful teeth.

Yet, you are right. If it will make her feel better, then she should go ahead. Totally.


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