Will we all eventually lose our teeth by the time we die anyways?

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    Mar 10, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Okay, so my mum has had to have all her teeth ripped out. Now, I have two fillings I need done. My question is, we properly take care of our teeth, will they be fine until we die? I admit I only brush once a day, and my diet mainly consists of sodas and sugar. But I've heard by we're 40 we lose our teeth anyways because they've already rotted away, in that case what's the point? Why not just get em ripped out now?
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    I suggest you go do that without anaesthetic.
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    This was a serious question, I just want to know what age we have to get our teeth removed. Cavemen died alot earlier than we did, we're out living them today. And i've been told our teeth can't keep up though.
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    That was a serious reply.
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    I suggest you go fuck yourself in the ass with scissors, lonely and painful. The exact definition of your life I'm guessing.
  • kew1

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    Mar 10, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    Lots of people die of old age without losing their teeth.
    It was the introduction of sugar into the diet that caused people to get caries (a few hundred years ago it was fashionable in England to have black stumps for teeth, it showed you were rich enough to buy sugar, no comments about UK teeth from our American friends pleaseicon_biggrin.gif).
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    Who said you HAD to get your teeth removed??
    If there is nothing wrong with them, leave them the hell alone!


    PS: I'm 55. Still have all but 2 of my teeth. Lost them to an accident. Here's one reason mine are fine: DON'T VISIT THE DENTIST as often as they say! icon_wink.gif

    Yes, you heard me...but think about it. If they poke and prod the enamel of your teeth every 6 months of so with a sharp instrument...how well do you think the enamel will hold up?
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 10, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Its all based on genetics and a whole host of factors including how well you take care of your teeth and what you eat. I would say most people who take care of their teeth still have at least a portion if they live to old age.

    I intend to have mine....

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    Mar 10, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    Stop with the sugar and soda. The bacteria that live in your mouth THRIVE on that stuff. They release acids that corrode your teeth. I also only brush once a day, but I brush at night - when it matters most. I also floss and use a tongue scraper. In the morning, my breath is actually not that bad. What's the point of brushing again if there's nothing else to brush out?

    Teeth are exposed bone. Unless you have a degenerative issue, your teeth don't naturally rot - they're prone to rotting due to your behavior.
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidYes, you heard me...but think about it. If they poke and prod the enamel of your teeth every 6 months of so with a sharp instrument...how well do you think the enamel will hold up?


    Dental instruments are designed to be softer than enamel but harder than plaque build up. Plaque harbors bacteria. Enamel doesn't. That's the point of going to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned.
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    My grandfather died at the age of 85 with all of his teeth
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    If you have the money, you can keep "your" teeth for most, if not all, of your life...or until your having teeth no longer matters......icon_smile.gif
  • SouthAthlete

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    Mar 10, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    I don't know where you got your information, but you can definitely have all your teeth and be in your 40s. Just brush twice a day and avoid soda. I'm not a big candy eater. I'd prefer fruit or something. I just can't stand the thought of having something in my mouth rotting. I love to brush my teeth it makes me feel clean! :p
  • monet

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    Mar 10, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    My parents are 84 and 77. They have all of their teeth in good condition.
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    Mar 10, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    That's a fallacy. Both my parents and grandparents still have their teeth. Don't get implants, there not as good as the real thing. Take care of your teeth and go to the dentist.
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    Mar 10, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    Flossing is key, and I've heard that from my dentist for years. My grandparents raised me.......and both kept all their teeth until their deaths at very late ages. Flossing and brushing with good toothpaste, and once a day with a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide worked for them - and for me, along with regular cleanings by the dentist.
  • cityguy39

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    Mar 10, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    My mom is 73 and still has all her own teeth, mine are pretty healthy too at 47, still have all mine too. Good teeth run in our family so I'm very hopeful lol.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 10, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidFlossing is key, and I've heard that from my dentist for years.



    This..... I never, NEVER miss flossing, unless I'm too sick to do it and maybe has happened once or twice in 10 years. I can't sleep if I haven't flossed.. talking about an anal (but good) habit ingrained by my dentist when my braces were removed and had signs of peridonal disease.. he said those magic words...
    "Chris you'll be losing teeth by the time you are 40 if you don't floss your teeth".

    I haven't lost any teeth......
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    Mar 10, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidI suggest you go fuck yourself in the ass with scissors, lonely and painful. The exact definition of your life I'm guessing.


    Aww... I thought you were that vapid twink who keeps posting asinine emo questions, such as asking how you can gain muscle and lose mass by eating chocolate pops.

    So I checked. You are.
  • FredMG

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    Mar 10, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidOkay, so my mum has had to have all her teeth ripped out. Now, I have two fillings I need done. My question is, we properly take care of our teeth, will they be fine until we die? I admit I only brush once a day, and my diet mainly consists of sodas and sugar. But I've heard by we're 40 we lose our teeth anyways because they've already rotted away, in that case what's the point? Why not just get em ripped out now?


    Teeth last for millions of years, trust me I'm an archaeologist.

    Though proper care consists more of brushing once a day and not living off a diet of sugar-based food.

    at 46 I still have all my own teeth and am disproving "what you've heard". But I also brush my teeth at least twice a day, floss and inter-proximal brush at least once (each) every day.

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    Mar 10, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    Im 60 and my teeth are fine.

    You should brush with toothpaste and/or baking soda. And you can rinse with hydrogen peroxide.

    Also, eat some hard, crispy veggies. The effort strengthen the jaw bones that hold the teeth.
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    Fuck this thread I am not losing my teeth damn it!
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    Mar 10, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    ^^^ No Dave, don't lower yourself to the level of all the hating flamers... you are so much better than that.

    My question to the OP - Why borrow trouble that doesn't exist yet?
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    Mar 10, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Kristoff, if you wanna loose yer teeth - just walk into any bar and start talking.

    I guarantee someone will QUICKLY offer to knock yer teeth out. Free of charge.

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  • caljock2001

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    Mar 10, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    BRUSH YOUR TEETH AFTER EVERY MEAL!

    FLOSS!

    It really is that simple. My Dad is 54 and has never even had a cavity! Nor have I or any of my brothers. There are new technologies out there where they can give you teeth implants and also grow bone and teeth tissue to rebuild your smile. So the answer is NO you do not have to go toothless.

    WHat happens if you do not take care of your car? If you never change the oil? The same goes for teeth. Take care of them!