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Teeth brushing in the morning?

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Feminine Sun 16-Feb-14 19:03:10

Inspired by another thread here today. I am constantly shocked by the amount of people that claim to be too busy to brush their teeth first thing! They go to the school drop off, visit me... Then claim they haven't had a chance.
Am l being unreasonable to think there is no excuse and no life too busy to skip it?

mistermakersgloopyglue Sun 16-Feb-14 20:12:04

Yes i thought it was not a great idea to brush straight after eating because of acid erosion etc. I always brush just after getting dressed before going downstairs, although I don't eat breakfast anyway so it makes no difference.

winterlace Sun 16-Feb-14 20:13:10

Oh and teeth certainly don't get 'dirty ' through eating. I do mine as soon as I get up after having a wee!

Many foods are very good for teeth and fruit and raw veg can be very helpful for refreshing breath.

LowCloudsForming Sun 16-Feb-14 20:16:14

PS Tooth wise, it's even worse not to clean them at night! Acid has even more time to do the evil..

ILoveWooly Sun 16-Feb-14 20:18:48

They only need to get up TWO MINUTES earlier. YUCK!!!

mygorgeousmilo Sun 16-Feb-14 20:19:36

I'm sorry to sound like a complete champion of everything but I have three DS under 3 and I have done all the housework and showered before taking DS1 to nursery at 9. Get up earlier!! Bleeuuughhhh The thing is, even if you told this yukky person, they're a non-tooth-brusher....there's little hope of changing them!

TonyThePony Sun 16-Feb-14 20:29:40

I couldn't leave the house without brushing mine.

I even brush them before making morning phonecalls blush

Mrsmorton Sun 16-Feb-14 20:34:56

Food doesn't make your teeth dirty though. Plaque does. It's best to brush before eating. I've just had my supper and I don't have food all over my teeth, why would you?

WitchWay Sun 16-Feb-14 20:40:05

I brush my teeth in the morning before I do anything else, & I mean anything. Even if I'm going to slob around in pyjamas for a while.

Bodicea Sun 16-Feb-14 20:53:26

Slightly off topic but just wondering if this is just me or normal. I find that if I brush my teeth straight after getting up then my breath is not as fresh as if I wait 20 min or so. It's like the bad breath from my sleep is still coming up.
Has any one else noticed this?

Borntorun25 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:47:04

I brush immediately I get up as I hate the smell and taste of morning breath. Then have breakfast. Then rebrush before I leave for work, my mouth feels sticky and unclean otherwise.
I always brush before going out anywhere in evening too. Just feels better. And of course at night pre bed.
We get through a lot of toothpaste in our house grin

Housewife2010 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:58:58

It's gross, but what i also find quite repellant are people who don't wash their faces in the morning & you talk to them & see sleep in their eyes! I have a lovely friend I often chat to in the morning at school, but quite often I see "eye snot". Ugh!

looselegs Sun 16-Feb-14 22:03:38

....none of us ever clean our teeth before bed-can't be arsed and it's more hassle than it's worth to try and get the kids to do it (they're 15 and 10 and I really don't need the whining before bed....).
Having said that......we all visit the dentist every 6 months without fail. DS is 15. He has never needed a filling or a scale and polish and the last time we went, the dentist congratulated him on his perfect teeth.DD is 10 and has also never needed a filling or a scale and polish.I haven't needed anything doing to my teeth-apart from the odd polish cos I like how it feels-for 23 years.
We all clean our teeth in the morning and use mouthwash every day.And if I had smelly breath,DH would tell me and visa verse.

hobbjobb Sun 16-Feb-14 22:39:54

I get the bus to work in the mornings, I am currently 26w pregnant so I admit I have the sense of smell of a bloodhound, but I get on the bus and actually gag every morning as it just reeks of bad breath and unwashed bodies.
I can't understand how anyone can leave the house without having at least a quick wash and brushing their teeth, it's disgusting.

Feminine Sun 16-Feb-14 22:47:45

Thanks for your responses!

Innogen Sun 16-Feb-14 22:48:30

Always brush in the morning. Have too, hate that fuzzy feeling.

I often brush them in the shower!

DipMeInChocolate Sun 16-Feb-14 22:52:20

I brush before breakfast too. Once I'm downstairs, I'm virtually out the door so it's just easier.

LowCloudsForming Sun 16-Feb-14 23:19:13

Just to reiterate…morning important, night time critical! Seriously for those non night time brushers…change!

paddyclampo Sun 16-Feb-14 23:36:35

I can't believe anyone would even contemplate leaving the house without washing their face and brushing their teeth. I struggle to leave without a shower as well. Some people are just grim!

FoxesRevenge Mon 17-Feb-14 00:33:39

hobbjobb I'm not pregnant but also share a sense of smell with a bloodhoundgrin. I smell things before other people do too if that makes sense. It's a bit of a joke with family and friends, they reckon I'm like a CO2 or smoke detector! Journeys on public transport and other confined spaces with other people are not pleasant.

Bankholidaybaby Mon 17-Feb-14 01:17:48

EBearhug, OP is probably a dentist, having mentioned people visiting her with dirty teeth after the school run.

Kytti Mon 17-Feb-14 04:05:07

My parents always made me do mine at night, never in the morning. I CANNOT go to bed without brushing, but in the morning; well I'm pretty laisse-faire. ;)

Yep, I'm one of those stinky people, but none of my children have EVER had to have work done at the dentist, so clearly done pretty well so far.

goldopals Mon 17-Feb-14 07:08:22

I normally brush mine twice a day; at morning and before bed. If I am going out I will usually brush my teeth first. I think the last time I did not brush my teeth regularly was when I flew to the US and forgot my teeth brushing equipment so went about 24 hours without brushing



JapaneseMargaret Mon 17-Feb-14 07:16:42

Wake, loo, brush teeth, shower.

And then if I have a cup of coffee, another quick brush before leaving the house.

And always a brush before bed.

There is no excuse for inflicting morning breath on people.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 17-Feb-14 07:16:43

I am like you borntorun, I brush once when I get up, once after breakfast and if I am going out in the evening, I brush before I go out. Always before I go to bed as well.

JapaneseMargaret Mon 17-Feb-14 07:18:19

Oh yes, always before an evening out, as part of getting ready.

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