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|08-21-2014 08:16 PM|
Also, not brushing teeth? Gross.
|07-20-2014 11:32 AM|
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|06-11-2014 01:50 AM|
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|06-09-2014 11:05 AM|
|PerfumedDog||You shouldn't be living with someone you're not married to.|
|05-29-2014 09:55 PM|
|violetdolphin55||My husband has poor hygiene because of his depression and I've been trying a lot over the years to help him get better at it. He has lost half his teeth because of it.|
|05-29-2014 07:47 PM|
My Hubs has always been a bit slack about brushing his teeth before bed... I ended up buying him one of those singing toothbrushes that sings Queen. As long as he's stoked enough to make it a habit lol
FTR I'm pretty terrible with dental appointments (cleanings etc) I just hate dentists and having them cleaned. I'm pretty sure I've gone stretches of like 5-8 years in between appointments, but my Hubs always goes every 6 months like clockwork.
I did also have a dental hygienist comment that my teeth looked really good for having lapsed in my cleanings for so long, and I don't know if it's true but she said that something about particular bacteria in people's mouths either tend to give them plaque/tartar build up faster or cavities, she said most people tend to lean one way or the other. I've never had a cavity but I know that I tend to be bad for plaque, whereas my Hubs has had a few cavities in his day but doesn't really get plaque buildup.
|05-29-2014 02:56 PM|
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|05-28-2014 08:39 PM|
oh no that's not good .... a healthy body inside and out .... taking good care of your teeth , skin , hair & nails are just as important as a healthy diet ....
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|05-24-2014 08:00 PM|
|Werewolf Girl||Poor hygiene is a big deal breaker for me in a relationship. Sometimes when my boyfriend has a few days off he can be a little lazy but if it goes on too long I always kick his butt in the bathroom and make him brush his teeth and take a shower.|
|05-24-2014 12:54 AM|
|khadijah||well I guess if you are not bothered by his breathe and he treats you good, then I guess he is a keeper.|
|09-24-2007 09:19 AM|
Yeah, no tooth brushing is definitely a case for withholding the nookie!
|09-23-2007 05:35 PM|
Originally Posted by starseed13
Ive told him it was gross before and he didnt really respond. I said something like "You dont brush your teeth before bed! THATS SO GROSS!" and made a face. He always goes back to the same thing, the Im gonna brush them in the morning anyway so whats the point argument. Ive told him that the food sitting there on his teeth for 7 hours while he is sleeping IS destroying his teeth and he just doesnt respond.
I dunno if this is just something around here or what..one of my coworkers told me he hadnt even owned a toothbrush or cleaned his mouth in ANY way in 7 YEARS.
Ok, he doesn't care about his breath. Fine. You do, and you just bet err...self satisfied in his presence, and when he wants in on it, say:
buddy, I brushed MY teeth before bed.
just a thought.
|09-23-2007 01:01 PM|
|Libellula||i go to the dentist, i am very cavity prone tho|
|09-23-2007 11:31 AM|
|Dirty Martini||Not going to the dentist = no teeth & dentures when you're older. I know it's hard for people to think about being older and what your dental health will be like, but rotten, swollen gums doesn't sound like fun to me. Nor does taking care of dentures. blech.|
|09-23-2007 11:29 AM|
Never..at least not since he was a small child. No money, no dental insurance=not going. I dont know anyone who goes to the dentist honestly. I must live in bad teeth capital USA or something.
|09-23-2007 06:50 AM|
oh yeah, my boyfriend has never had a cavity, he brushes regularly, tho - and i probably will have to get 12 filled over the next 2-3 years, and i'm the obsessive one about my teeth!
|09-22-2007 04:23 PM|
You poor thing! My Husband occasionally forgets to brush before bed- I let it go cause it's not that often. It's usually when he crawls in bed with a vodka tonic-lol.
If I were in that situation, I'd pop little listerine strips in his mouth unexpectedly, start cooking everything with mint, and constantly offer him gum... but I'd be super cute, sweet, and nice about it. I'd make it a joke and we'd laugh. If you're too afraid to start a fight, that's not a good healthy thing in any relationship- imo. Since he treats you so well though, I kinda understand not making a huge deal out of something that isn't a deal-breaker.
|09-22-2007 04:14 PM|
|Ocean||Well if I had to kiss him and his mouth was gross I'd probably say something. When was the last time he went to a dentist? I say if his oral health is fine, then I wouldn't bug him about it...|
|09-22-2007 03:36 PM|
Um..Maybe you are trying to be nice, and if so um..thanks. BUt I actually think very highly of myself, and very highly of my boyfriend. People are not perfect. In any relationship you could find something you dont like about a person and if you use that as an excuse to leave every time, you may be alone forever. My boyfriend is a wonderful man, hes funny, smart, open minded, a great father, treats me like a princess, a hard worker..I could go on and on. Leaving him because he lacks motivation in the dental hygiene department makes little sense to me.
|09-21-2007 08:44 AM|
|SupersonicSheep||I had a boyfriend once who NEVER brushed his teeth!!! His excuse was that he didn't need to cause he drank loads of milk and the calcium would protect his teeth. He also said that he didn't brush his teeth because he couldn't stand the feel of a toothbrush in his mouth. He didn't last very long with me!!!|
|09-21-2007 07:12 AM|
Ive already asked him to please brush his teeth before bed and he just says "whats the point, Im just gonna brush them in the morning when I wake up anyway."
er, because his beautiful girlfriend might want to kiss him in between!
Stop this right now before it becomes the norm for him. Tell him that you love the smell of his minty breath when you kiss him goodnight.
Or that it's not sexy when his teeth and mouth haven't been cleaned all day - that should motivate him!
|09-19-2007 08:29 PM|
|hamilton||Ask him to floss and he may lame out and brush instead?|
|09-19-2007 08:25 PM|
Originally Posted by starseed13
I dont know. He still doesnt. Ive pretty much given up. Im so scared Ill start a fight. Because I say something and nothing happens...and then if I say anything else Im pushing it and I get a vibe that Im going too far. Oh well. :\\ I just hope all his teeth dont fall out.
Have you thought about maybe thinking a bit more of yourself and aiming a little higher than a dude who doesn't care about basic hygiene?
|09-19-2007 06:55 PM|
|juno||Eek, I certainly wouldn't let it go.|
|09-18-2007 02:12 PM|
|starseed13||I dont know. He still doesnt. Ive pretty much given up. Im so scared Ill start a fight. Because I say something and nothing happens...and then if I say anything else Im pushing it and I get a vibe that Im going too far. Oh well. :\\ I just hope all his teeth dont fall out.|
|09-16-2007 01:08 PM|
|nataliex1122||My boyfriend and I often brush our teeth together, maybe you could try that? Or you could brush his teeth for him but something is telling me that would't work out too well.|
|09-15-2007 11:57 AM|
Originally Posted by rabid_child
I've analyzed my bf's reluctance to brush his teeth and I've deduced it is a response to his strained relationship with his mother who was a dental hygienist.
And he's lazy.
Fortunately we're at a point in our relationship where I just say "You're gross go brush your teeth" and he does. :P
YEah i love being at that point. If he stinks or needs to brush his teeth i tell him, and same with telling me LOL
|09-14-2007 05:26 AM|
My boyfriend read the thread with me and went "I'm gonna go brush my teeth, the thread made me feel like it".
Maybe you could try that?
I agree with the "rewarding" attitude though. I think it's a good one.
I brush my teeth more accurately and more often than my SO and I'm the one who ends up with cavities.
|09-13-2007 10:31 PM|
mine used to be pretty lazy about it, i mentioned it to him and i got the "i know i know" response. when i started backing away when he wanted to kiss me goodnight, he got the hint. that and the fact that i've told him a few times i won't kiss him after he eats meat unless he brushes his teeth.
the real kicker though was when our dental benefits finally kicked in and we both went in for a seriously overdue cleaning. his teeth have always been a little yellow and grungy looking. they blasted them with baking soda and they came out incredibly white. he's not a vain person really but i think he's been putting in a lot more effort since then, to keep them white.
and being a guy and lazy, it helps that he discovered that he can brush while showering lol.
maybe your bf needs a little education on why he should brush more, especially before bed. look up some info online or at the library or something.
|09-13-2007 07:15 PM|
Hmmm.... looking back at this post now, I know I'm slow on the draw, but I thought healthy egalitarian relationships didn't involve ordering each other around. Thoughts?
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