Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is something most of us do without thinking.
During childhood, you learn about how “cavities and bacteria” will affect your teeth if you don’t take proper care of your dental hygiene.
Of course, most of us have forgotten about brushing our teeth, maybe during a weekend after having a few drinks with friends and falling asleep in the sofa for example, but it’s very important to take care of your teeth, according to experts.
However, that’s not the case for everyone. Alice, a 23-year-old British woman, hasn’t brushed her teeth in ten years, reports news site The Sun.
According to the Dental Care Guide, we should brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once right before bed. We do this to keep our mouth and teeth clean from bacteria and avoid cavities or gum disease.
“They are perfect”
If you don’t keep your teeth clean, your chances of getting cavities are exponentially higher. Not to mention the bad breath.
But Alice Kid, a 23-year-old from South London, England, has not brushed her teeth in ten years.
“I never brush my teeth. It is an awful admission to make and it is one of those social taboos no one is supposed to talk about. But the truth is I don’t bother and haven’t done for a decade.
When I look in the mirror, I can see that they are perfect,” said Alice to The Sun.
“I rebelled – chucked out my toothbrush”
As a child, Alice just brushed her teeth when she remembered it herself. At the age of 12, Alice had to wear braces for over a year.
“The orthodontist I saw went on and on and on about brushing my teeth while I had the braces in place. That might be why I rebelled. When the braces came off at 13 – I chucked out my toothbrush,” Alice told The Sun.
Has had just one cavity
Despite the bad oral hygiene, Alice has only had one cavity and that was when she still brushed her teeth.
The only thing she does if chewing gum, Alice also says she never had problems with bad breath.
“It’s hard to know for yourself, but my partner has never made any negative comments,” Alice added.
Her dentist hasn’t complained
Alice eats a lot of vegetables, doesn’t drink or smoke and does not like soda, which she claims is why she has such good teeth.
“I go to the dentist once a year. He never asks if I brush my teeth, so I don’t divulge my secret. He moans at me for not flossing but then he usually removes the plaque that has built up during the 15-minute checkup. If he told me I needed to brush them I would follow his advice.
But for now, everyone comments on how lovely and healthy looking my teeth are – so why bother with the time and expense of brushing them?” concluded Alice.
Sure, her teeth look white, but I would be super scared of doing the same! Better safe than sorry if you ask me.
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