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Any advice as to how much damage I have actually done ?

Well i might aswell be honest,

I'm now 19 and i think the last time i properly cleaned my teeth i was about 9 or 10 years old but By some miracle i still have all my natural teeth i.e. no false ones or any fell out..

And the only thing i do is mouthwash every 2 days,
Silly i know..

Any advice as to how much damage i have actually done?

I still go to my dentist twice a year and they have yet to actually do anything with my teeth,
all they keep doing is this spray type thing and the usual poke around..

Asked On : Fri, 2 Jul 2010
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Dentist 's  Response
Brushing properly is very essential to prevent plaque formation. You have been getting your teeth cleaned by scaling procedure every 6 months which is actually helping you. Mouth wash is an aid to prevent plaque formation. There is no substitute for brushing teeth. Develop the habit as early as possible. Chlorhexidine mouth wash should not be used for prolonged period of time as it results in side effects.
Answered: Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Faraz Ahmed's  Response
thanks for query
i would introduce that brush your teeth well 3/times per day.
or your teeth will become yellow,yellow.and it would destroy.
brush well prevent plaque.sometimes u can wash your mouth so palque would get away.
make a habit of doing brush 3 times in day or twice times
Answered: Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, I must say that you are lucky if you have not done a damage to your teeth by not maintaining a proper oral hygiene. But you may experience a problem later in life due to this habit. A mouth wash is not sufficient. Please get used to brushing or you may find all your teeth getting decayed at the same time or you jaw bones getting damaged due to the large amount of calculus deposits. Take care !
Answered: Fri, 7 Jan 2011
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