You get up in the morning, go to the restroom, shower, brush your teeth, and use your TUNG Brush and Gel to clean your tongue. You look over, and there’s your spouse, all suited up and ready to go for the day. Wait!!! He had not brushed his teeth! You think, YUCK, how is it possible?
How can someone avoid brushing their teeth? What would you do if you realized that every time you try to be intimate with your spouse, their breath doesn’t smell so wonderful when kissing, and they especially don’t understand your body language? People can follow a specific oral care program based on research.
Most of us grew up with our parents, and if we’re lucky, dentists hammering this regimen into our minds, but we’ve all fallen short of the mark;
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, preferably first thing in the morning and before sleep.
- Floss at least once a day, preferably before going to bed.
- Limit the number of sugary snacks you consume each day.
- Every six months, go to your dentist for an oral exam and expert cleaning.
What happens if you don’t wash your teeth twice a day?
There is some bad news for folks who believe they can go without cleaning their teeth. The reason health professionals urge that we wash our teeth on a regular basis is that the effects of not brushing can be serious. Here’s a breakdown of what may happen if you don’t wash your teeth.
- Teeth staining. This is especially true if you use caffeine, alcohol, or smoke cigarettes.
- Cavities in the teeth. Plaque builds up on your teeth if you don’t clean them, causing the enamel to deteriorate. This causes poor breath and, in the long run, can lead to severe issues that necessitate crowns and root canals.
- Periodontal disease. This condition, also known as periodontal disease, arises when bacteria in plaque create inflamed and bleeding gums.
- Long-term health issues. Periodontal disease is a likely result of not brushing one’s teeth, and it has been linked to an increased risk of renal disease, dementia, and some forms of cancer.
- People avoid you, including in your sexual relationship. Psychologists urge that you do not meet your spouse or kiss them without first cleaning your teeth since some people will avoid you or find it difficult to be intimate with you if you do not brush your teeth.
Have you ever thought about asking your spouse if his mother or father brought him to the dentist on a regular basis when he was a child? Perhaps she was not taught proper mouth hygiene at home as well. Patterns developed in infancy might persist throughout adulthood. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility of change!
The trick is, to be honest rather than cruel. Whatever you do, keep in mind that any topic involving cleanliness is tough and might be humiliating. Consider how difficult it would be to tell someone she needed deodorant. The same logic applies when informing someone their teeth are yellow or their breath stinks. Also, keep in mind that your spouse may get too defensive and jump down your neck. Maintain your cool and convince him/her that this is for their own good, including stress, health, and looks. Make it about someone else, not about yourself. And keep in mind that you may need to have this talk more than once.
Some people we’ve talked to regarding oral care say they’ve lost interest in their relationships because they weren’t cleaning their teeth, their breath was foul, and they felt too embarrassed to tell them. This caused them to want to avoid them, which finally led to the end of their relationship.