What kind of water you use to brush your teeth?

@youless (93150)
Guangzhou, China
July 13, 2008 10:14am CST
Some people prefer to use boiled water which is eatable. Some prefers to the water that is directly from the tap. I am the latter. I think that's much more convenient. How about you?
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
13 Jul 08
The water we have here is drinkable water and therefore more than good enough to brush your teeth (since you actually spit out the water). I do know that there are countries where you use boiled water but I don't know anyone in the US that does that. Thanks Zelo
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jul 08
That's quite convenient to drink the tap water directly.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I do use a filter to DRINK my tap water even though it is safe (it just tastes better with all the minerals removed). Brushing the teeth... regular water. Thanks Zelo
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@snowy22315 (51224)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I never heard of using boilded water to brush your teeth. I get my water straight from the tap and I dont think I would do it any other wasy. I could use bottled water but that would present a much greater expense. I'm not up for it at all.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
I think using bottled water to brush teeth is a little expensive
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Unless you have reason to believe your tap water is unsafe, there is no reason to boil your water for brushing your teeth. I use tap water and there is nothing wrong with it. We have good water for drinking.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
I think it's safe to brush teeth, but it's not safe to drink it directly.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Water from our taps is safe to drink, so I use it to brush my teeth as well. I do not use bottled water, or boiled water in my day to day routine. I like your new avatar.
@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
That's good. And I am glad that you like my new avatar
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@tnhzone (242)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 08
Well..i just use ordinary tape water to brush my teeth.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Me, too.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
I can definitely understand boiling your water for teeth brushing if your water isn't potable. Here, tap water is, mostly, drinkable without any health consequences, so that's what I brush with. When I was living in an area where the water made everyone sick, I always used boiled or purified water to brush with.
@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Perhaps a little bit warm water will be better for brushing teeth.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
We just use tap water. The water here is pretty good, and we drink it all through the day. So I figure, why not brush our teeth with it. I agree that it is more convenient. Who wants to have to get another bottle of water just to brush their teeth.
@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jul 08
We don't drink tap water directly. We need to boil it.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
13 Jul 08
Hello,youless! It is good to use warm water to wash mouth after brushing.but every day it is not possible to warm the water before brushing,so i use tape water directly for all purposes.thanx.
@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
I also heard that using warm water to brush the teeth is better.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Top water is OK for me. Some people use distilled water or drinking water. Distilled water makes sense, but I use just top water.....
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Thanks for your response.
@icon_001 (586)
• India
13 Jul 08
HI, I use Tap water for brushing my teeth .
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Thanks for your reply.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I have not tried using any boiled water youless,, I am always comfortable with the water direct from the faucet...I do know if it has significance using the first one and I'm not sure if there is anyone here who are using it...In my real friends, No one is!
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
I gave boiled water to my son to brush his teeth. As he's little. I am afraid he will drink it when he's brushing his teeth.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Jul 08
I just use tap water for brushing my teeth, it costs much if I use the mineral water at home that is used for drinking.
@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jul 08
Yeah, and it's not so necessary anyway.
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
14 Jul 08
i'm pretty lucky here where i am. our tap water is fit for consumption. no worries about having to buy bottled water to cook. it's safe to drink straight from the tap. in fact, i don't boil my water before drinking. it's so much more convenient to be able to use the water directly from the tap. cheers ;p
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
You are right. That's quite convenient to drink water directly from the tap.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
13 Jul 08
It is tap water for me.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Thanks for your response.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I just use tap water. The water where I live is sooooo good! I prefer it to any bottled water. And I know for sure this water has floride in it to protect my teeth!
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
That's great
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
i brush my teeth using tap water..it doesn't matter which ever i use for as long as i brush my teeth clean enough..
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Thanks for your response.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Generally we just use the tap water. It is much easier to use and you don't have to worry about storage, boiling or any such as that.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
I think so.
@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
13 Jul 08
I didn't even know that in some countries they boil the water just for teeth brushing :o. I just use tap water as in Finland, its so clean that you can drink directly from tap. Though, while brushing teeth ofcourse i do not drink the water, i spit it out. :) Its nice that i learn more things about foreign countries, like this boiling water for brushing teeth. Thanks :)
@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
since we don't drink the tap water directly. So we boil water to drink. And some people will use this kind of water to brush teeth. But I prefer to use tap water.
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
I use the one from our faucet. :)
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
Thanks for your reply.
• Canada
13 Jul 08
Here in my hometown the tap water is absolutely wonderful. The water tastes wonderful, and is very very clean and clear. There is no need to boil or tree the tap water in my city, in any way at all.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 08
That's so nice!