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Alyh

369d

I have a hard time brushing my teeth daily and it's lead to lots of cavities and broken tooths...I'm only 18 any ways to get myself to brush?

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    • LucyLou

      324d

      I am a dental hygienist and I love BURST electric toothbrush. This is a link that gives you my professional discount. They are $80+ at Walmart but this link brings it down to $40 and gives you free shipping. 🪥🦷 https://www.burstoralcare.com?coupon_code=XMPHQJ

    • LucyLou

      324d

      I am a dental hygienist and I love BURST electric toothbrush. This is a link that gives you my professional discount. They are $80+ at Walmart but this link brings it down to $40 and gives you free shipping. 🪥🦷 https://www.burstoralcare.com?coupon_code=XMPHQJ

    • Bre19

      369d

      I find a toothpaste I really like and listen to music

    • Anura

      369d

      For me, I followed my dentist's recommendation to buy an electric toothbrush and it cleans my teeth so much better. It's now unpleasant to have unbrushed teeth because I like the smooth feeling they have after using my electric toothbrush and not the gritty feeling of plaque buildup, and that gets me to brush my teeth on most days - though I do forget or fail to do it some days still and I'm not at twice a day yet, it's better than nothing. I use the cheapest Oral B one I think. It's also less painful than the rough manual brushing

    • SunInAugust

      369d

      Same question but for multivitamins. I forget to take them and need to - I have difficulty eating. But not only do I forget, I also don't like/have difficulty with swallowing pills. I drink ensure sometimes but being anemic and having a vitamin d deficiency, I need to at least take vit d and iron once a day

    • SunInAugust

      369d

      Find a tolerable toothbrush and toothpaste Brush for only as long as it is tolerable Use a mouthwash with floride in it

    • dandelion_flower

      369d

      Keep toothpaste and a toothbrush out in front of you when you use the bathroom in the morning and night. It may help to tempt you more. Set reminders for yourself, or a checklist of when you do it and don't. Brushing my teeth is probably the hardest thing to do because of my depression, but we'll get through it together.

      • FlyingLizards

        369d

        @dandelion_flower it's one of the hardest things for me too and incredibly embarassing I can't even tell my dentist or my psychiatrist. I'm 29 years old and have never had a routine for it. For me there's no "do it when you use the bathroom at night" because I just don't have a routine for anything and I avoid looking at myself in the mirror. The only thing that's really helped for me is when I'm already doing well lately its easier to at least remember and think of brushing at the right time even if I talk myself out of it because it's too emotionally painful to think of how bad it is how hard it is for me to be normal. Once you break a routine though it's much harder to get back in so don't beat yourself up over it when (not if) you fail, and do your best to complete tasks ad often as you can

      • SunInAugust

        369d

        @dandelion_flower sometimes I tell myself its better to do it for 10 seconds than 0 seconds and make myself get out of bed to do it. Hard, when brushing your teeth seems so pointless compared to *gestures broadly at everything*. Keep going. Supposedly things eventually change

      • dandelion_flower

        369d

        @dandelion_flower Also having someone else to remind you or do it with you!

    • freds

      369d

      i use non mint toothpaste and that helps, start with brushing your teeth once a day and once you’re doing that consistently add in the second time, and finally if you have a family member or partner brush their teeth at the same time that helps, similar to parallel play it’s parallel teeth brushing :) you got this!

    • willownyx

      369d

      I have the exact same difficulties, I've tried setting alarms to guilt trip myself to do it but it isn't very effective for me. Could be an idea to get someone to remind you at certain times to do it? If you find any techniques that work please let me know :)

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