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Cleaning Teeth before playing

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Jul 08, 2009 10:51 PM GMT

ok, this has been on my mind for a long time. And I notice as my harp get more expensive and or I don't want to replace them I clean my teeth before I put a harp to my month.

My rountinge:

1st i would floss

2nd brush the teeth, my tongue, and the roof of my month.

3rd rinse.

4th nasal wash.

Then no eating at all till im done jamming or practicing.

We talk about cleaning our harps so I was just curious about cleaning the month.

abner (BluEyes, no cavities )

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Jul 09, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

I have eaten some pretty messy stuff and chips and such before playing. I just made sure to rinse my mouth really well,swishing water around and all.

To clear my throat if I have eaten something that may cause build up in my throat sometimes i`ll eat a lemon wedge or two.

Luckily I like straight lemons.

Jul 09, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

I usually try to avoid having a meal before playing to not have to deal with all sorts of stuff clogging the reeds up, and also avoid the bar snacks for the very same reason. On another forum, there was one player who was so anal about playing with a clean mouth that he would always brush his teeth and rinse with mouthwash before playing every single time.

Jul 09, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

BBB M These are the stories Im looking for.

Unless the guy was alway eating after each set then I can understand. But if I were playing with him and he had to go after each song I think I would drink heavily each time.

abner (BluEyes, ijvcldkur,a jkfp jdijfgl wut eber)

Jul 14, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

This IS EXCELLENT! You are right , just , and smart!

I advocate this whenever possible.


Jul 15, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
walterharp Replied:

kind of bums me out when we play a good bbq place and part of the pay for play is a free meal before the gig. i can get my mouth clean enough, but a big belly full of meat is a bit difficult to work off and be real energetic....of course if the meal disagrees with my stomach the band is loud enough that nobody would know unless there is an unfortunate mic placement :-)

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