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To be confused as to why nobody else's teeth cringe?

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alotinashortspaceoftime Sat 30-May-20 20:02:48

A bit of a lighthearted post, I didn't really know where to put this but for as long as I've known certain textures have made me feel phenomenally uncomfortable and I can only describe as my teeth cringing. These include, toilet paper, wet cardboard, the stuff in nappies and sanitary towels cotton wool. I've talked about this to my partner, parents and a few friends and none have an idea what I'm on about. Someone please tell me they know what I'm on about before because I can't be the only person? grin

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Moumia Sat 30-May-20 20:03:49

I know exactly what you mean!

Wecandothis99 Sat 30-May-20 20:04:25

100% with cotton wool. They're cringing right now

SeriouslySoDoneIn Sat 30-May-20 20:05:03

It’s not my teeth that do it, it’s underneath my fingernails! Never known anyone else to experience similar grin

SpeedofaSloth Sat 30-May-20 20:05:37

I don't like metal glasses because the feeling of the arms on the ears sets my teeth on edge. Think it might be a similar feeling!

DS loathes cotton wool, it makes him shudder when he touches it.

DorothyCotton Sat 30-May-20 20:05:46

Yes! Only I'd say "it makes my teeth itch"...

MamaBearThius Sat 30-May-20 20:06:21

Mine 100% cringe.
Cotton wool is the worst. Whilst working as a carer, I once met a lady who needed washing and drying solely with cotton wool. Wet to wash her with and then dry for drying. I shuddered my way out of her house clutching my teeth while phoning the office to tell them I refuse grin

PinkCrayon Sat 30-May-20 20:07:00

I have that especially cotton wool 😖

Picklypickles Sat 30-May-20 20:07:04

Yes!! I know what you mean, my teeth cringe the most at the thought of polystyrene, but also cotton wool and wet paper/cardboard and blackboards and chalk (shudder).

itchyfinger Sat 30-May-20 20:07:40

Yep I get it, when my kids grind their rubber dummies in their mouth I need to bite down on something to make the cringe stop

iMatter Sat 30-May-20 20:07:43

Wooden spoons! Ugh.

Can barely touch them. My brother used to pick up a wooden spoon and put it in his mouth and I would literally run out the room.

AStarSoBright Sat 30-May-20 20:12:26

I call it 'teeth itching'. My husband thinks I'm insane.

alotinashortspaceoftime Sat 30-May-20 20:13:07

Oh I do feel relieved, my daughter was ripping bit of tissue paper earlier with damp hands and I had to turn away and call my partner to stop her. He called me dramatic which I can understand to a point grin

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peopleherearerightcunts Sat 30-May-20 20:13:17

Yep. Someone scraping cutlery against a plate does it to me.
Someone rubbing wool together does it to my brother.

mineofuselessinformation Sat 30-May-20 20:14:15

Cutlery scraping for me - actually makes my teeth hurt!

moolady1977 Sat 30-May-20 20:20:32

Yes to cotton wool ,I got told off by a midwife when I had my eldest ds for not using it on his bum and to bath him
My dc all horrible creatures used to chew paper total teeth cringe also knife or scissors being sharpened I have to leave the room when my oh does ours

DuckALaurent Sat 30-May-20 20:22:54

Woollen sleeves being chewed makes my teeth cringe. So do sponges. I have to rub my top lip against my teeth to stop it.

If a see a video of someone falling over on concrete (you’ve been framed style) it makes my coccyx/lower back physically wince. It sometimes travels up to my shoulders and arms.

Pinkywoo Sat 30-May-20 20:22:59

I get if I can hear someone else brushing their teeth, even on TV. It's fine if I brush mine, just other people!

TommyShelby Sat 30-May-20 20:23:48

It’s wet lolly pop sticks for me! Make my teeth itch

Ohtherewearethen Sat 30-May-20 20:23:57

Yes! I say it makes me teeth itch too. I feel it when I see stray hairs on clothes. A girl I used to sit behind in school had beautiful thick hair but all the loose hairs seemed to gather under the armpits of the nasty, squeaky school jumpers we had to wear.

Chochito Sat 30-May-20 20:24:32

When people slurp drinks and especially with straws.

Jannahanon Sat 30-May-20 20:25:32

Polystyrene makes my ears cringe

Smokeyrobinson Sat 30-May-20 20:26:39

Wooden lollie sticks - eeeek!!

newrubylane Sat 30-May-20 20:26:57

I have major cringe with wet tissue paper. I can cope with a paper towel, but anything thinner than that just gives me the shudders.

81Byerley Sat 30-May-20 20:29:00

I'm like that with dry stuff, even typing this makes my fingertips feel funny. I'm talking about unglazed terracotta pots. My Dad was the same about cotton wool. When aspirin was in bottles they used to put cotton wool in the top. It didn't matter how much pain my Dad was in, he couldn't take it out, and he couldn't watch while we took it out for him!

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