MIL Q&A: Soldiers currently active in Iraq or Afgh...

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  1. Ximian

    Ximian New Member

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    How seriously do you guys take dental hygiene, do you brush (and other stuff) your teeth regularly or has the routine changed in some way?

    Credible sources only please.
     
  2. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    STFU EYOB

    maybe he is a dentist or in the dental field and is wondering if we are properly taking care of our teeth or something.

    while i was in Afghanistan i took prestine care of my teeth just like I would do back home. my mom taught me to take very good care of my teeth. my dad lost almost all his teeth so that was a good inspiration too haha
     
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    Ximian New Member

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    I'm writing an essay (academic/scholarly type) about the dental hygiene of soldiers. Things like when they have time to brush and floss, what happens if they have a dental emergency and etc.
     
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    That question is part of the essay. I picked it because after the essay topic was assigned (just one specific thing that relates to the war effort) I saw an article about the Army (IIRC) considering use of a chewing gum that fights bacteria as a substiute for brushing for soldiers who don't have an opportunity to do it.

    The timing was significant enough to make that my topic.
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    yup if that new gum gets approved it will be put in MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)
     
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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/11/11/tech/main1041063.shtml
     
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  7. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    wow accord. this is probably the first u heard of the gum and you run and google it to look cool/smart
     
  8. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    i carried a toothbrush, floss, and little thing of toothpaste on me at all times in afghan, i dont see how its so hard to do for some...
     
  9. Accord

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    No, the article was posted a week or so ago.

    Why do you have to be such an asshole?
     
  10. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    my bad bro, ive been drinking a little
     
  11. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Wow, are you seriously that out of touch with todays military?
     
  12. aftershock-

    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    i brushed like once a day while i was in iraq. sometimes twice.
     
  13. Ximian

    Ximian New Member

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    Yes, as are millions of other people. I want to know about this, that's why it's my topic.
     
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    Ximian New Member

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    Another question - how do you get tooth paste, a tooth brush or floss/mouthwash while you're deployed?
     
  15. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    the PX, its not like we are in middle of no where. unless your spec ops on a recon mission or something hehe. also care packages from home.
     
  16. Accord

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    It's all good :coold:
     
  17. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    yeah like i have nothing else better to do then to lie on an internet forum about drinking... ok bro :ugh:

    maybe if u seen/been thru the shit i have seen/been thru you would u drink a lot too

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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    fucking ignorant ni.......
     
  19. Nixstress

    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    Yes they are, a good majority of the american population is clueless as to what goes on. It's good you are trying to become more informed :)
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    wrong i was going for niabs (not in army bitch ass)
     
  21. Ximian

    Ximian New Member

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    I like getting specific. Who sent them (if you don't mind me asking) and what brand? Did you use bottled water or local tap or ground-well water?
     
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    do you not believe me that i was deployed or do u just not like my attitude?
     
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    Ximian New Member

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    Neither, I just want some specific information. This is a research paper, you have to be as specific as possible. I wouldn't write about your mom sending you a package and a note but it's something I'd like to know while I'm researching.
     
  24. DaRkPhAnToM

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    no no my bad i didn't mean that. it just sounded like you blew me off and were only talking to tehkinggovernor about being deployed
     
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    I'm just asking question. Whoever can answer them (from their own personal experience, not what they hear [that's the credility part]) I appreciate it.

    Last question of the day... What happens if you have a dental emergency? Is there someone on base or does a dentist need to be brought in?
     

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