Am i doing enough?

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I've always taken care of my teeth, but as a poor child with horrible parents I was never able to see the dentist. Imagine my surprise when at 28 I was diagnosed with advanced periodontal disease (it's hereditary) my dad had his teeth till he was 30 and they just fell out.

Well after my deep clean I went overboard with my routine.

salt water rinse as soon as i wake up. After breakfast I waterpik my teeth twice and then wait an hr. I then use interdental brushes in between my teeth and then brush my teeth with my oral b 1500 electric brush.

After every meal I do the same routine but sometimes I put salt water in the waterpik.

My wife thinks I'm going overboard but I'll be goddamned if I lose any of my teeth. I'm in the process of saving up for lanap to try and slow down the process.

I tried chlorhexidine but it tastes like what I imagine dragon piss to taste like and altered my sense of smell and taste.

Am i doing enough or could I do more.

Thanks.
 

Dr M

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Good day
It sounds like you are up to scratch with your oral hygiene. Just be careful not too damage your gums and related tissues even more, with excessive brushing or brushing too hard.

The most important thing now is to go for your check-ups with your treating specialist/dentist, so that progress can be monitored.
 

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I sincerely believe using a Waterpik throughout the years (In my 60's now) has caused my teeth to crack and eventually break from the constant water pressure.
 

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