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Aibu - is this gross, or no big deal?

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Flatt7 Tue 27-Jun-17 05:58:21

My OH often does not brush his teeth at night, only in the morning. Once a day. I tried to hint by leaving the bathroom light on 'for when you brush', eventually I plain asked him to and he said "Nooo, i'm so comfy now" (in bed).

Aibu to think he should brush twice a day at least? It bugs me!


KoalaDownUnder Tue 27-Jun-17 06:01:14

Ugh. That is gross and would bug the heck out of me. I wouldn't be kissing him, that's for sure!

bilbobaggi Tue 27-Jun-17 06:02:06

Gross, and he's going to get halitosis and gum disease envy

Only1scoop Tue 27-Jun-17 06:03:38

Ugh grim I had an ex like this. Didn't realise how gross he was until we moved in together....for a very short period.grin

fizzytonicplease Tue 27-Jun-17 06:03:58

I would be more disgusted if he didn't brush them at all, if he gives them a good brush in the morning then it doesn't really matter.
I know people who brush twice a day and those that only brush in the morning.
As long as his breath doesn't smell and his teeth are ok then I wouldn't keep on at him

KoalaDownUnder Tue 27-Jun-17 06:10:07

if he gives them a good brush in the morning then it doesn't really matter.

Sorry, but it really does; ask any dentist. Or anyone who has to be breathed on in bed by an unbrushed mouth

Only1scoop Tue 27-Jun-17 06:12:34


siblingrevelryagain Tue 27-Jun-17 06:12:56

Surely brushing at night is even more important-to remove/neutralise all the sugars and acid built up from a day eating and drinking.

Therefore the morning brush is mainly about freshness, the bedtime one about dental care?

Only1scoop Tue 27-Jun-17 06:14:00

Has he other minging habits

fizzytonicplease Tue 27-Jun-17 06:18:33

Anyone who has been breathed on by an unbrushed mouth

Fair point, I've never experienced this myself as those I know that only brush in the morning are two friends I went on holiday with so didn't get that close to them at night grin

junebirthdaygirl Tue 27-Jun-17 06:18:42

Not brushing at night leaves sugar etc hours to work on his teeth. Very poor hygiene. And as for kissing in way ..unless teeth are clean.

fizzytonicplease Tue 27-Jun-17 06:20:00


I was replying to you but for some reason it's not worked

troodiedoo Tue 27-Jun-17 06:20:13

Every now and again would be acceptable but if this is regular then your dh is being a skank.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Tue 27-Jun-17 06:47:30

Yes, it's much worse to brush in the morning. The food is sitting on his teeth all night breeding bacteria. Brushing twice is obviously better but if he's only going to do it once make sure it's the night time brush.

Namechange2837 Tue 27-Jun-17 06:48:01

Blurghhhhh think of all the days food sat on his teeth and gums confused if anything it would be less disgusting to only brush at night (obviously still questionable)!

Groupie123 Tue 27-Jun-17 06:54:28

I brush, tongue scrape, and floss once a day. Visit the dentist six monthly. Have no filling or gum problems, halitosis, white teeth. Whereas there are people I know who brush twice/three times a day and they have far more problems than me.

Namechange2837 Tue 27-Jun-17 07:04:23

Groupie - is that in the evening?

KoalaDownUnder Tue 27-Jun-17 07:08:31

Groupie, well, it's like those people who smoke a packet a day and live to be 97. Doesn't mean it's a good idea.

han01uk Tue 27-Jun-17 07:11:36

My husband does the same...sometimes a swig if mouthwash,other times nothing at all. Ironically,he is the one who has no fillings,has "a perfect brushing technique",and perfectly healthy teeth!! I find it pretty minging though!

MrsOverTheRoad Tue 27-Jun-17 07:23:46

I read that it's important to interrupt the development of bacteria...some people have super strong teeth and don't get any damage but most need to brush twice a day.

Fairylea Tue 27-Jun-17 07:27:18

Urghhh that's disgusting.

ethelfleda Tue 27-Jun-17 07:27:31

I have a friend who always only brushed her teeth in the morning and has never had so much as a filling... her teeth are lovely and white. But she chews sugar free gum quite a lot too. I reckon that is probably why.

Crunchymum Tue 27-Jun-17 07:28:33


RoboticSealpup Tue 27-Jun-17 07:29:34

Very, very disgusting.

skyzumarubble Tue 27-Jun-17 07:29:57

That is really grim.

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