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At the Dentist Verified

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u/throwawayaccountq199 Oct 25 '21

I’m surprised hand wasn’t in mouth when he was speaking

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u/SrGrafo SrGrafo Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

EDIT (oh she did, and she kept asking questions and expecting answers, Im sure she didnt get a single shit of what I said)

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u/Noahendless Oct 25 '21

Dentists can speak "hands in the mouth" gibberish fluently, she understood everything you said

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u/xSTSxZerglingOne Oct 25 '21

When you practice something 40+ hours a week, turns out you get pretty damn good at it.

For example: My daughter is 5 now. I have spent probably close to 40% of my waking time evolving my brain to understand everything she says. I've gotten so much better at understanding my daughter in particular, that I can go back to some videos I took of her at 16 months old and I now understand the words she was saying then much more clearly than I did then.

Constant exposure is a hell of a tool for learning something.

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u/Entaris Oct 25 '21

Kind of funny if you think about it. You've spent 5 years developing a skill that will now become less relevant from this point onward as your daughter gets older and speaks more clearly until it becomes completely useless. That skill will likely remain taking up space in your brain forever.

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u/DG729 Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 25 '21

That's why I just don't interact with my kids until they speak adult level English.

If you're really that "hungy" you'll learn to pronounce the letter R, idiot.

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u/Cat_Marshal Oct 25 '21

Yeah, screw kids!

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u/Regendorf Oct 25 '21

No, that's illegal

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u/HarvardAce Oct 25 '21

That skill will likely remain taking up space in your brain forever.

As the parent of a 10 and 7 year old who now speak clearly, when I watch older videos its really hard to understand what they are saying, but in the video I can clearly understand. It does appear to be a skill that goes away, at least for me.

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u/Lopoi Oct 25 '21

I usually just hum once for yes, and twice for no... maybe I should just hum in morse code

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u/incachu Oct 25 '21

hum once for yes, and twice for no...

Two hums could easily be mistaken for "Uh-huh".

You could do two syllables for both yes and no, pitch and tone is the important thing.

Higher pitch and softer tone will sound more affirmative (uh-huh!)

Lower pitch and firmer tone will sound more negative ((n)uh-uh.)

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u/CaiserZero Oct 25 '21

One if by land and two if by sea.

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u/ServileLupus Oct 25 '21

It's to keep you calm. Like how you talk to a dying person about how their wife/husband and children if they have them. Or their parent's/girlfriend/boyfriend/dog. People find the dentist stressful and scary. They're just trying to keep your mind off the fact their have sharp pointy objects in a position where they could likely kill you before you'd be able to react. Then they pull out the drills.

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u/TheRedMaiden Oct 25 '21

Man, I wish they would just let me go to my happy place and get on with it. It's hard to keep calm when they keep dragging me back to reality and being obnoxious by making me struggle to answer with their hands in my mouth.

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u/imallSevens Oct 25 '21 Silver

I don't floss. I like the dentist to make me bleed

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '21 Helpful

Here’s me at the dentist getting an annual check up…

Dentist: How often do you floss?
Me: To be honest, rarely.
Dentist: I can tell. You have a lot of plaque between your teeth.
Me: feels bad

…1 year later and I’ve gotten into the habit of flossing regularly since my last check up…

Dentist: How often do you floss?
Me: feeling proud of myself Just about every day. I love to floss!
Dentist: I can tell. Your gums are really inflamed. Me: feels bad

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u/eladabbub Oct 25 '21 Helpful

Hygienist: Do you floss regularly?

Me: (gums bleeding profusely) Ehhhh

Hygienist: You need to floss and you’re brushing your teeth way too hard

Me: Well that’s to make up for not flossing.

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u/nabrok Oct 25 '21

Get an electric brush, it'll warn you if you apply too much pressure.

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u/rev_apoc Oct 25 '21

Which model does this? I guess I’ll google it because I’m actually interested and I’m pretty sure they don’t all do this.

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u/untap20you Oct 25 '21

Sonicare brand brushes do

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u/rev_apoc Oct 25 '21

Thank you!

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u/elmz Oct 25 '21

Same with Braun io series, also tells you if you do it too softly. And if you use the app it will fucking tell you how well you cleaned each tooth...

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u/pinkytwigosh Oct 25 '21

What the fuck.....

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 27 '21

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u/preparingtodie Oct 25 '21

Also, electric brushes are all sort of self-correcting. The energy they put into vibrating the brush is fixed, so if you push too hard then it's harder to move the brush, so it doesn't move as much.

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u/technishon Oct 25 '21

Oral b has models that light up red when going to hard in the paint

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u/nabrok Oct 25 '21

Mine is an Oral-B.

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u/wtph Oct 25 '21

Many brands do. Get the most basic one that has a pressure warning light and a 2min timer.

Don't bother paying for extra pulse settings, it's a gimmick.

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u/nachofermayoral Oct 25 '21

I brush teeth with Jack Daniels. I floss with Jack Daniels. Then I rinse with Jack Daniels

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u/reddit_sucks13579 Oct 25 '21

Get a water pick.

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u/teamsoloyourmom Oct 25 '21

I asked my dentist about a water pick and they said that it's for people who have teeth that are too crowded for floss, it's just not as good.

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u/reddit_sucks13579 Oct 25 '21

I also floss, but the pick helps get food and bacteria from underneath your gums. Also feels nice with warm water.

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u/cumqueen69420 Oct 25 '21

Honestly even if it didn't do anything I would still use my water pik just for how good it feels.

Most refreshing feeling ever getting water all up in my gums.

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u/cream-of-cow Oct 25 '21

Sounds like it could be a spicy bidet.

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u/HazycloudBlues Oct 25 '21

Stream that thin and weak it would take an entire day to clean the ol balloon knot.

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u/feanturi Oct 25 '21

With mine set on 10 (less even) I can blast mineral sediment out of the edges of the sink drain with it. Could probably do some real damage to the ol' balloon knot.

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u/Raven_of_Blades Oct 25 '21

I remember the day I got my water Pik. It was a blood bath.

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u/Puterman Oct 25 '21

Was gonna say this, you can flay meat on 10

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u/DeadDollKitty Oct 25 '21

I have a water pik and a bidet. It's fountain city in my bathroom.

My bidet has a "women's setting."

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u/Royalchariot Oct 25 '21

spicy bidet next screen name

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u/MasterHowii Oct 25 '21

Some people just don't have the manual dexterity to do traditional flossing. I tell patient I would much rather they use waterpik, or soft pick, or literally anything to pick out that piece of spinach, than to do nothing. There are so many good products nowadays, just do whatever feels good and fits into your lifestyle the best. And of course get evaluated by a professional routinely.

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u/dabriellaa Oct 25 '21

I broke my jaw in 2 places last summer after flipping a 4 wheeler. I had to have surgery and they wired my mouth shut for a month. It was so terrible! I couldn’t brush the insides of my teeth at all so I got a waterpik and it seriously saved my mouth! I still use it today.

Edit: I put a capful of mouth wash in the basin sometimes for an extra blast of freshness!

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u/MrBigDog2u Oct 25 '21

It's true that the Waterpik is not a good substitute for flossing. However, it is a good solution for those who hate to floss and wouldn't do it otherwise.

  1. Floss + Waterpik (best)
  2. Just Floss
  3. Just Waterpik
  4. Neither (worst)

So, if using a Waterpik will get you to take better care of your teeth, it's better than nothing.

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u/GibbonFit Oct 25 '21

I'm surprised they didn't tell you that it's still better than nothing.

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u/kirezemog Oct 25 '21

While this is true and similar to what my dentist said, my dentist said the the best option is the one you will actually do consistently and correctly. So, while flossing is better, a water pick may be better for someone trying to start the habit. I used to not floss much because of crowded teeth, and unable to maneuver my fingers in my mouth to do it properly. Now I am using those little plastic flossers and floss every day. After about 2 weeks of bloody mouth, everything has toughened up. I'm thinking of getting a water pick still as sometimes the floss breaks because of my crowding and I have to use an extra flosser.

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u/LordOfTheStrings8 Oct 25 '21

I use a water pick and my dentist said it's fine.

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u/SrGrafo SrGrafo Oct 25 '21 Silver

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u/imallSevens Oct 25 '21

Wanna know how I got these scars?

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u/Caffeine_and_Alcohol Oct 25 '21

I didn't floss

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u/ashamedprotein Oct 25 '21

How about a magic trick? I'm gonna make this healthy enamel disappear...

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u/Calphurnious Oct 25 '21

I floss all the time and my dentist still manages to make it look like a murder scene XD

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u/bozeke Oct 25 '21

I floss, gently, 1-2 times every day, and bleed 1-2 times every day, for forty years. Fuck the dentists who say that won’t happen if you floss enough.

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u/penguinsforbreakfast Oct 25 '21

My dentist says that I've got gum disease beneath my gums that require a deep clean because floss can't reach it. So flossing reduces bacteria from getting in from now on but a deep clean will clean out that deep bacteria which is already there are causing the gums to bleed. So keep flossing but it may be that a different technique is needed if you're bleeding due to gum disease.

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u/bozeke Oct 25 '21

I definitely don’t have gum disease, and generally have good dental health.

Haven’t had a cavity in decades, and aside from my night grinding (mouth guards not covered by my insurance btw, whee), generally have impeccable dental health.

Flossing just makes me bleed.

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u/alwaysintheway Oct 25 '21

How's your blood pressure?

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u/N7Vindicare Oct 25 '21

Khorne does not care where the blood flows, only that it flows!

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u/hedonismbot89 Oct 25 '21

Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!!

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u/TimeZarg Oct 25 '21

Corn for the Khorne Flakes!

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u/dstayton Oct 25 '21

Shhh, she’s going to find the popcorn kernels from last year in there.

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u/SrGrafo SrGrafo Oct 25 '21

EDIT (the only more embarassing thing than a dentist seeing all of your dental flaws, is...)

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u/qdp Oct 25 '21

Oh shoot, the cute pink haired gal I was crushing on is in the room too! And my pants are off! And I forgot my homework was due! And my teeth are falling out!

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u/SilentR0b Oct 25 '21

And my pants are off!

You wear Pants if you want to
You can leave your Pants behind
Cause your Pants don't dance
And if they don't dance
Well, they're no Pants of mine.

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u/Stormthrust Oct 25 '21

safety pants

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u/degjo Oct 25 '21

It was already stated that they were my pants anyway.

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u/dstayton Oct 25 '21

Truly the scariest nightmare.

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u/Asberic Oct 25 '21

Big titty goth girl dentists. Hardly embarrassing.

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u/RaXoRkIlLaE Oct 25 '21

As long as they don't look down at my mini tent, it's all good.

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u/ronchalant Oct 25 '21

They know.

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u/RaXoRkIlLaE Oct 25 '21

surprised pikachu face

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u/Butterbuddha Oct 25 '21

I am apparently going to the wrong dental office

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u/TheKingCrimsonWorld Oct 25 '21

And then they call in another dentist because "you've gotta see this shit!"

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u/sknnbones Oct 25 '21

I had that happen with the entire office.

Turns out my root canal dentist was an absolute chad because every single one there was gushing over it being an absolutely perfect root canal.

Too bad the root cracked and I need an implant.

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u/Almighty_Sand_Dollar Oct 25 '21

One of the worst toothaches I had was a damn kernel shaving that went into my gum lining and became inflamed

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u/Fleetah Oct 25 '21

As a dentist, I can tell you this hits really close to home. I'm not an idiot people, I look at teeth and gums for a living, I know if you're lying to me. I'm just polite.

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u/UNBENDING_FLEA Oct 25 '21

How often do you actually end up seeing a patient that flosses regularly?

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u/lightningheels Oct 25 '21

Yeah, I'm also curious about that. When I'm good about doing it the hygienist and later the dentist seem kind of happy, like they're not used to people bothering.

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u/rhodisconnect Oct 25 '21

When I have a patient with excellent oral hygiene it literally makes my whole day. It’s uncommon tbh

When I used to see kids and I’d have one that had clean teeth I’d straight up tell them that they had the cleanest teeth of anyone I saw that day and they’d always smile and look proud and the parent would be proud too bc kids don’t just take good care of their teeth for fun, it’s good parenting - shit makes a huge difference for the rest of the kids life, avoids a ton of dental work, pain, and expense

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u/Rokey76 Oct 25 '21

When I was a kid, I would never brush my teeth. I don't know why, but I would go to lengths such as going in the bathroom and running the sink so my parents would think I was brushing. When they removed my braces as a teen, my teeth were ruined. It led to 4 years of constant dentist visits and around $20,000 to fix them.

Ever since then, I take my oral hygiene very seriously. I still go to the same dentist, and I remember after an examination he told me I was doing a great job and that my late mother would be proud of me. Weird to hear that as a grown adult.

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u/rhodisconnect Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 25 '21

that is 100% kid shit - I feel like all kids used to do this

hell, for a while my mom couldn't figure out why my hair was so greasy when I was maybe 10-11, and I eventually told her I was only using conditioner because "it was the second one, so the shampoo just got washed out anyway" ...smh

but yeah, I'm sure that was an interesting feeling. condolences about your mom, friend.

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u/I-Miss-My-Kids Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

im not a young kid per say but my mom did come with me to the dentist. I barely brush and never floss. they straight up told me that my teeth were perfect... she was fuming lol

edit: I have gotten the memo. please do not spam my notifications

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u/rhodisconnect Oct 25 '21

outliers exist... brush your teeth lol

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u/mrASSMAN Oct 25 '21

Dude you need to at least brush your teeth lol

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u/bringbackswordduels Oct 25 '21

Same thing happened to me…14 years later I take care of my teeth now but the damage is already done. Brush your teeth.

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u/kidmerc Oct 25 '21

People notice your bad breath but don't say anything

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u/Heavens_Gates Oct 25 '21

How's your gums though? In the past I've neglected brushing and dentists also said my teeth are perfect, just gums bleeding easily.

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u/thebestyoucan Oct 25 '21

Flossing + tongue scraper was life-changing for me, not exaggerating. I’m on this medicine that gives me terrible dry mouth, and thrush if I’m not careful, and I used to be like “ I brush my teeth and drink water all the time, why does my mouth feel so awful?” But once I started actually flossing daily for the first time in my life i could finally talk for more than 5 minutes, or leave the house without a water bottle without it ruining my day.

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u/Pippa87 Oct 25 '21

The right question should be 'Have you ever seen...? '

/s

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u/ceilingkat Oct 25 '21

Due to being an unrepentant piece of shit — I floss for the 5 days leading up to a cleaning just to not look like a piece of shit.

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u/kachunkachunk Oct 25 '21

I did this, had inflamed gums from the whole thing. The real strat is to just floss all year. Then the dentist will never know!

... wait.

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u/monkeyman88956 Oct 25 '21

Pretend to comply.

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u/Aconicks Oct 25 '21

Yeah that will show them

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u/xil3h Oct 25 '21

I floss daily and feel like an oddball.

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u/Affectionate_Draw_43 Oct 25 '21

I floss every night. Teeth feel grimey and breathe starts to stink if I dont

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u/Farts4Dinner Oct 25 '21

Follow up question: do you ever just skip asking and tell someone to start flossing? Asking seems like an extra step if you can confirm from the blood loss.

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u/kghyr8 Oct 26 '21

We always do this. I work with kids. You think people don’t floss? They certainly don’t floss their kid’s teeth. So our hygiene team just goes in to how to use the floss and skips the guilt part. Guilt and shame don’t help anyone change their habits.

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u/chops51991 Oct 25 '21

What helped convince me was when they told me a couple cavities were shrinking/closing back up cuz I was flossing more often. I figured they'd just grow til the drill and fill but apparently we have options

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u/rhodisconnect Oct 25 '21

Fluoride! As long as cavities are small and only in enamel they can recalcify with good orally hygiene and good diet. The reason we use fluoride is Bc your teeth can use it to recalcify and it actually becomes harder to decalcify due to the crystalline structure that the fluoride contributes to

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u/kefuzz Oct 26 '21

man i remember being in college and going down a rabbit hole about fluoride in the water blocking our "third eye".. now i think about it, its absolute nonsense but back then it got me worried that i have a piece of fluoride stuck in my head lmao

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u/CaiusRemus Oct 25 '21

What convinced me was going to the dentist in the small town I grew up and being shamed by the hygienist who was several years younger then me but went to all the same schools and knew a lot of the same people.

Pretty embarrassing being chided by a person you just a while ago thought was a little kid!

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u/AnusCruiser Oct 25 '21

I don't get why people don't. It feels so nice getting all that gunk out of my teeth. Swishing water through all the cleaned out spaces in my teeth is my favorite non-sexual feeling. I live for that shit.

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u/xxdoofenshmirtzxx Oct 25 '21

It fucking sucks when you’re a non-flosser. Blood and pain everytime, hard to make it a habbit but I’m trying lol

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u/AdamZax Oct 25 '21

As someone who rarely flosses and is working on fixing that, its all a matter of habit. It wasnt enforced for me when young and now that im old enough to care about my teeth and know what i should be doing, its hard to establish it as a new habit. Basically, kts not that i dont like doing it or dont want to do it, its just that i never think of it because its not an established habit.

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u/Tulivesi Oct 25 '21

They found two cavities between my teeth last time I went to the dentist. It was pretty easy to establish the habit after having this experience! But also, every time I floss in the evening I see bits of food or plaque come out even when it doesn't feel like anything's there, so that's pretty gross. It means I've gone all my life before I started flossing with decaying bits of food between my teeth, none the wiser...

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u/Rubydoobie666 Oct 25 '21

Me too, AnusCruiser. Me too.

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u/drstock Oct 25 '21

My dental hygienist recommended that I get a Waterpik and it was really a game changer. Way less of a hassle than flossing.

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u/DabsJeeves Oct 25 '21

I have a waterpik and I still find myself using regular floss 90% of the time

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u/MoobyTheGoldenSock Oct 25 '21

I always used to have dentists ask me that and always flossed for a day or two and then blew it off. Then one visit, the hygienist said, “I can tell your brushing is really great, but your flossing is terrible.” So then I figured if it was that obvious, I might as well just start flossing. And have been ever since.

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u/geminia999 Oct 25 '21

Then why even bother asking and just tell them they need to floss more?

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u/ThisisThomasJ Oct 25 '21

Don't leave floaties in the water, that's backwashing

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u/LiedToUs Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

r/hydrohomies from the top rope RKO outta no where

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u/A____S____ Oct 25 '21

Ngl I was expecting someone to do that

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u/TurquoiseLuck Oct 25 '21

I was expecting it to be his butt in a thong

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u/dayofthedead204 Oct 25 '21 Wholesome

Her: "Do you floss? Your gums are bleeding."

Me: "They weren't doing that when I first came in here. I think you're responsible."

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u/suckfail Oct 25 '21

I never floss and I tell my dentist that. They always thank me for my honesty.

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u/LocalSalesRep Oct 25 '21

I had a bad experience getting a crown. They couldn’t get my jaw numb for some reason. Took multiple excruciating visits. Ever since then I floss almost every day. I can honestly say, my mouth hygiene is impeccable. Breath is always on point. I never get canker sores anymore. And the best reward it the evil Russian hygienist I’ve had for years gives me an A+ after every visit.

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u/PrisonerV Oct 25 '21

I had a crown and they got it too snug or something. I always get food stuck in there so I keep floss picks everywhere... EVERYWHERE. I floss in the car, at work, at home, when I'm snacking at my computer at home, etc.

They always commend my amount of flossing instead of, you know, fixing the crown so it isn't so snug.

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u/Cat_Marshal Oct 25 '21

Just ask them to fix it or go find a new dentist, 5 minutes with a (horribly, excruciatingly, nails-on-chalkboard) file and you will be good to go.

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u/HDC3 Oct 25 '21

I had stents put in my heart 11 years ago. My doctor told me that if I didn't start flossing I was going to die sooner than I would if I flossed because chronic inflammation of the gums can exacerbate inflammation of the heart. I started flossing every day and have kept it up ever since.

Several years later I went to the dentist for a cleaning and examination. The hygienist asked me to open my mouth so she could take a look. She got in there with her little mirror and one of her little sharp torture devices and poked around. She said, "Hmmm...you have very good oral hygiene." That was the happiest I had ever been at the dentist.

Flossing only takes a minute and it gets your teeth much cleaner and makes your breath smell much better. It hurts at first but it only takes a couple of weeks of doing it every day to get the hang of it and for your gums to get used to it.

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u/crazytr Oct 25 '21

My gums kind of hardened up after a couple of days. Now they dont bleed. i also added a waterpik that helps a lot.

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u/HDC3 Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

My problem was that my gums were receding and the spaces around the bases of my teeth were getting deeper. Flossing stopped that. Now my gums don't bleed when I get a cleaning which is good. It's a habit that is hard to pick up but really does help.

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u/anuarsalas Oct 25 '21

You see my issue is that i have metal retainers so that my teeth don’t shift, and they turn flossing into a 15 minute thing. If i didn’t have them, i would floss, but they are so damn annoying. I think a lot of people with crooked teeth can relate.

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u/HDC3 Oct 25 '21

Yes, I have crooked teeth. My front teeth don't line up properly so flossing is a challenge. Maybe once your teeth are where they are supposed to be you will be able to floss. If I forget because I'm in a hurry it really irritates me now.

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u/Enchanted_Pickaxe Oct 25 '21

Yeah flossing literally takes a minute give or take and it removes so much gunk, it’s scary to think about going without flossing

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u/10Bens Oct 25 '21

Dental hygienist asking me when the last time I flossed was and I'm all "Honey you were there"

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u/edstatue Oct 25 '21

"Why won't you kiss me on the mouth anymore? (Sob)"

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u/soproductive Oct 26 '21

Jeff Foxworthy has a great joke like this.. Something along the lines of,

Hygienist : "When's the last time you flossed?"

Jeff: "Last time I flossed... Uhhh.. You did it!"

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u/hobosbindle Oct 25 '21

I did. Once.

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u/Lopoi Oct 25 '21

I usually do it right before I have to go to the dentist.

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u/PhoenixDog Oct 25 '21

The perfect strategy.

Do you floss?

Yes! I did right before I came here

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u/WannabeWaterboy Oct 25 '21

The trick is flossing like the week before. If you do it the day before, your gums can still be swollen or still bleed, or when they measure there will be to much space. If you start like a week before, your gums have time to heal and get your gum spacing down to less scrutinizing measurements.

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u/icarusbird Oct 25 '21

If you're really committed to fooling the dentist, you should floss the week after your visit, too. Because by then, you will have flossed for two weeks, and will have made it a habit. The stupid dentist will have no idea what hit him.

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u/Myonenonpornacc Oct 25 '21

lmao. Meta strats to outsmart dentists.

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u/knightsofshame82 Oct 25 '21

I used to not floss very often at all, but then I started and after about two weeks I quickly hated the feeling of not being able to force air through my teeth- like knowing the gaps were clogged up. Ever since it’s kinda just comes natural and I’m happier and healthier for it. Try it for 2 weeks and you’ll never go back.

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u/Kwt920 Oct 25 '21

SAME! I wasn’t even trying to make it a habit, it just felt so much cleaner once I flossed before I brushed. Not to mention the satisfaction when you’re gums stop bleeding! Now I just have to floss before I brush or else I feel like I brushed my teeth with my finger or something and they aren’t really clean!

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u/SirFancyPantsBrock Oct 25 '21

Not gonna lie, those little disposable floss pick things really increased my yearly flossing ratio

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u/Waramp Oct 25 '21

I feel bad putting more plastic into the landfill but they're the only things strong enough to get between my teeth without shredding apart or snapping.

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u/aTimeLord Oct 25 '21

I use one of these Y frame reusable thingy and it works like a charm. No single use plastic (other than the dental floss I used).

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u/Waramp Oct 25 '21

The floss itself is the problem. The floss on the disposable floss picks is more durable and less prone to breakage. I like the idea though.

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u/Plotlo1019 Oct 25 '21

Wait, Grafo has teeth? That is disturbing...

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u/SrGrafo SrGrafo Oct 25 '21

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u/Piccolito Oct 25 '21

spooky

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u/AintAintAWord Oct 25 '21

"when needed"

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u/Piccolito Oct 25 '21

thats the spookiest part

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u/WillfulRiver Oct 25 '21

Wait, this your own skeleton and not someone else's, right Srgrafo?

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u/Geler Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 25 '21

He said he have An's skeleton.

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u/OneBigBoi509 Oct 25 '21

An skeleton lol

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u/mareksoon Oct 25 '21

Ann skeleton.

Poor Ann. Today is her no bones day.

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u/Meltz014 Oct 25 '21

You're supposed to pronounce it "ess keleton"

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u/Plotlo1019 Oct 25 '21

What happens when it's not needed? How do you store it? And how do you put it back in?

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u/SomeThingsNeedDoing Oct 25 '21

"When was the last time you flossed?"

"Well you should know you were there."

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u/Zero-Axis Oct 25 '21

"Y-yes, of course I do!" said while gums are profusely bleeding

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u/testbug87 Oct 25 '21

I read this as professionaly bleeding 😳

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u/QuiGJ Oct 25 '21

She's hot

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u/SrGrafo SrGrafo Oct 25 '21

EDIT no this Victoria's Secret bs

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u/BurntCereal- Oct 25 '21

My dentist is a late 20s bubbly Turkish supermodel. Every visit is both a treat and a test of mettle

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u/ROKTHEWHALER Oct 25 '21

Mines a milf that puts my head between her tits. I'll take the pain, and I'll see you in 6 months.

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u/greeneyedguru Oct 25 '21

note to self: obtain busty milf dentist

mine plays the bait and switch on me, they put a nice pic of the pretty hygenist in the reminder email but when you get there it's a dude

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u/StanleyOpar Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

Damn, before I moved and was a teenager, my dentist was a hot 20s looking babe straight out of dental school. Heels clicking on the floor when she walked around

Plus... they had a fucking VECTREX in the waiting room

Hot soft spoken ladies and retro gaming, what more could a male tween ask for

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u/aBeaSTWiTHiNMe Oct 25 '21

Dentists get to choose who they hire to see around the office. Sooooo it's not always the best person for the job chosen.

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u/pokemod97 Oct 25 '21

Have you been wearing your retainer to keep the expensive teeth that came from living with braces for years?

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u/AdehhRR Oct 25 '21

Got my post COVID lockdown check up and the dentist sounded really sad when he told me to floss more it kind of took me back.

Then I realised that he has probbaly said that to every single person who walked through his doors since reopening hahaha.

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u/ViolinistFriendly Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

Like I get that people don't like flossing or whatever. But then the one time that you do and you see massive chunks of food pulled out, how can you go to sleep knowing that's just in there?

Plus I mean like if you ignore it for a couple days it actually doesn't smell great either. HOW CAN YOU LIVE LIKE THAT?

Delayed edit: I guess a lot of people have never experienced the chunks. Stop using waxed floss. It's like intentionally shittier just so people can enjoy flossing more.

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u/RuhWalde Oct 25 '21

I don't usually experience massive chunks of food coming out when I floss unless I do it before brushing. Usually there's almost nothing visible on the string, which is what makes it feel like a waste of time (I know it's not).

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u/goldt33f Oct 25 '21

Flossing isn't just about getting chunks of food or plaque out but disrupting the biofilm forming microscopically that can lead to cavities or periodontal issues :)

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u/canopusvisitor Oct 25 '21

I think this is something that dentists etc don't really explain or emphasize enough.

Physically disrupting the biofilm is the main thing flossing does.

Those pickster things also help with the larger chunks that can get stuck too.

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u/havenless Oct 25 '21

You're supposed to floss before brushing anyway.

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u/rjcarr Oct 25 '21

I didn't start flossing until I was about 30 but now I do it every single night. And every single night I pull out chunks or at least something from every gap. I never have morning breath and I'm pretty sure flossing would change that for everyone.

Yeah, it takes an extra few minutes (and I still have wisdom teeth so I have four extra gaps), but it's super worth it. I think I started early enough where I can keep my teeth at their diminished state through old age.

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u/LeavesTA0303 Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 25 '21

Morning breath can also be due to sleeping with your mouth open. I used to have that problem and then I started mouth taping and now I wake up with that feeling like I just brushed. It's amazing.

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u/masshole4life Oct 25 '21

are you saying you tape your mouth shut before bed? what if your nose stuffs during your sleep?

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u/LeavesTA0303 Oct 25 '21

I have sensitive nerves in my teeth so when I have something stuck in between it drives me CRAZY. As a result I always floss after eating = 3 times a day.

A while back I went to the dentist and she told me I had a cavity, first time in at least a decade. I was shocked. I asked her what could I have done to prevent this? She kinda shrugged and said "maybe if you floss more..."

I looked her dead in the eyes and shouted: SAY FLOSS AGAIN. I DARE YOU, I DOUBLE DARE YOU BITCH SAY FLOSS ONE MORE GOD DAMN TIME.

100% true story, except for the last part.

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u/Skade-7 Oct 25 '21

Dental Picks my man, way easier than flossing!

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u/ArchDucky Oct 25 '21

I use the kind with a toothbrush handle, but yeah... so much easier. I have never been able to do the floss on your fingers thing.

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u/masshole4life Oct 25 '21

everyone is always crowing about how floss picks aren't good enough because you can't wrap it around corners like with regular floss, but no one is gonna convince me that I'm not doing good work. the crap that comes out, and then again when i rinse, is just grotesque.

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u/Bandin03 Oct 25 '21

I got a water flosser that attaches to my shower head. It's not supposed to completely replace flossing but it's way better than the zero flossing I was doing before.

Plus it doubles as a pressure washer for the grout in the shower.

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u/brockisawesome Oct 25 '21

One time i told the hygienist the truth and said i dont floss because i'm lazy. Oh man it's like she took out an entire career of frustration out on my gums after that. Never again.

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u/Its-ther-apist Oct 25 '21

She was prolly like well if it's gonna be xyz long till you're back we gotta make this COUNT

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u/GaravagliaLuca Oct 25 '21

stabs you in the chest

"Yeah you are bleeding, how many time do you brush your teeth?"

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u/jesuswig Oct 25 '21

Yes. No. Maybe. What was the question?

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u/DarkHeroAxel Oct 25 '21

There's nothing like sharp tools in your mouth to make you feel compelled to lie to make whoever it is happy

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u/Matta_G Oct 25 '21

Why do they even ask? I imagine it's pretty obvious if a person flosses or they don't.

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u/voozersxD Oct 25 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

It’s because there are some people who do legitimately try to floss but do not have correct technique so it’s the perfect time for the dentist to demonstrate good flossing technique.

You’d be surprised at how many people floss but are not flossing correctly. There’s a great Charlie Brown video on youtube on proper flossing technique.

https://youtu.be/4AwIGgywfSg

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u/duckstaped Oct 25 '21

I recommend getting something like one of these bad boys. It's not as thorough as real floss but its way more convenient and actually works pretty well.

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u/Furgaly Oct 25 '21

Dentist here.

I recommend those frequently. They are able to floss just as well as string floss and they're a whole lot less technique sensitive.

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u/The1RGood Oct 25 '21

Let me get this straight; you want me to do your job, at home, for free?

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u/Piccolito Oct 25 '21

she meant the Fortnite dance

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u/giantpotato Oct 25 '21

Dentist: floss?

Me: Yes, I'm constantly having dental flaws.

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u/FoomFries Oct 25 '21

My dad always said you don’t need to floss all your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep.

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