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brushing before checkup?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by goodcook, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. goodcook

    goodcook Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Am I the only one who does this? I brush my teeth, tongue, floss, and gargle before a check up. I blow my nose trim the nose hairs too. I can't imagine the mouths the hygienists get to clean up :scared:
     
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  3. djeffreyt

    djeffreyt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I think most people do this. The offices I used to work at actually had 1-time use brushes that were in the reception area for people to brush before a cleaning. It saves cleaning time for the hygienist...and thus, the dentist
     
  4. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I always do...but then again, don't most people brush in the morning anyways? If it's later on in the day then, yes I def. do.
     
  5. lemoncurry

    lemoncurry tequila mockingbird Administrator Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    if you watch seinfeld, you should know to put on clean undies and maybe do a little snip-snip, you know, down there.
     
  6. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    No way, I like to get my money's worth when I get a cleaning. So right after I get into the parking lot, I wolf down a big bucket of cottage cheese, peanut butter, carrots and ribs.
     
  7. shamrock2006

    shamrock2006 5+ Year Member

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    yep...i'm more of the oreos and cheesepuffs type right before I go......I actually did do that once, but only b/c the hygienest who cleans me is a close friend...she basically just looked at me, gave me a toothbrush and told me not to come back until all the crap was gone.
     
  8. lemoncurry

    lemoncurry tequila mockingbird Administrator Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    oreos, definitely. maybe some beef jerky for that inbetween tooth action.
     
  9. BodybldgDoc

    BodybldgDoc Guest

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    poppy seed bagel with extra cream cheese should work just fine as well.:D
     
  10. Dauber

    Dauber Big Baby Jesus 2+ Year Member

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    i like to just brush and floss per usual the day i go to the dentist. this way it's kind of an evaluation of how well you actually take care of your teeth on a day to day basis in addition to your oral health status, you know? observational studies don't work if you change a variable.
     

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