Do you brush your teeth WHILE in the shower...???

@CJay77 (4441)
Australia
November 12, 2008 3:13am CST
My husband sometimes brush his teeth while having a shower! I don't, I do it separately. I always brush my teeth at the sink. How about you? Do you brush your teeth while having a shower or you do it separately? Thanks!
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I've never done that. I always brush my teeth in front of the sink. Although, I suppose it would save time, but I'd hate to somehow get shampoo and/or conditioner on my bristles. That would not taste good.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Dec 08
Some people say's that it saved them some time and yes not all of us can do it! I guess yes, shampoo and and conditioner wouldn't be taste so good, if it gets on your toothbrush. Thanks, CRSunrise.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
22 Dec 08
Hi CJay, I am like you. I do it separately. After waking up in the morning I brush my teeth as first thing in the morning. I have seen many people taking tea or coffee without brushing the teeth. But I can't do it. So I prefer to do it as in the first thing in the beginning of the day. I will go for a bath after doing the brushing. It is a habit from the childhood.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
22 Dec 08
Hello Sreekala! I agree it all depends on how we used to do it. I guess some people are just used to do it like that and its also saved them some time specially when their in rush. Thanks for sharing friend and I wish you a good day.
@balasri (26553)
• India
16 Dec 08
No I haven't tried it.I do the two things separately.Brushing first and the shower next.But after going through your discussion I am tempted to try but scared of the foam running down my chest.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Dec 08
Hi bala, thanks for the FR, I thought I add you already before, but I guess I forgot, lol! I think you can wash the foam right away, because your in the shower, . Some people say's that it saved them some time for doing it in the shower, maybe you can try. Thanks, bala.
@balasri (26553)
• India
16 Dec 08
With that words I am reassured and trying to go ahead.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Dec 08
Go for it, bala.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
13 Nov 08
Hi cjay After getting up in the morning I go to take shower and I brush there only. I am always in a rush to go to office. On Sundays and Holidays I brush at the sink. BTW, do you know that whenever I get headcahes I kind of brush it off. Brushing makes me feel better.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
Hi mimpi! Thanks for letting me know about brushing it off your headache, I may try, lol. I think most of the people that in a hurry in the morning they tend to brush their teeth while having a shower. Thanks dear.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
13 Nov 08
My mom thinks I am a maniac outright but I think it really works..
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
I'm glad that it works with you . I just take paracetamol whenever I get headache. But I will try this and hope it will works to me as well. Hope you feeling a lot better now my dear.
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@FikiFiki (101)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Cjay, I'm an after-shower "teethbrusher"(that a word?)Hmmm...brush in the shower,eh? Not an early bird, so always running late in the morning...Thanks,will try this out tomorrow morning and will report back.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
21 Dec 08
Hello Fiki! Sorry for the late reply, we have some problem in internet here for few days! I do it before shower while waiting for the hot water. I hope it will work to you also, so you can save some time when your in rush! Thanks Fiki.
@FikiFiki (101)
• United States
21 Dec 08
Reporting back for duty Cj...i tried my darndest but sorry to report twas "Mission Impossible" for me...Haha i suck at multi-tasking in the shower...although proud to report,i usually pick out clothes to wear & would proceed to 'iron' them while brushing teeth...even at the risk of getting mildly electrocuted...Does that count?; )
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
22 Dec 08
Thanks for coming back, Fiki.Sorry to here that it was a 'mission impossible' I guess not all of us got the talent, lol! I too suck at multi-tasking and I have been trying it for quite some time now and not succeeded yet, lol. Please don't play with electricity, Fiki. Happy Holidays.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
23 Dec 08
No. I usually shower at night then brush my teeth blow dry my hair and go to bed. If i do shower in the morning I shower, eat then brush my teeth. I cant stand the spit going down the drain right at my feet. or accidently spitting on myself.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Dec 08
I understand you, some people are concern for the spit or toothpaste going down with them. I guess some people are just used to brush their teeth while having a shower. Thanks saundyl. Merry Christmas.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
23 Dec 08
I'm not concerned about it...i just don't like it. Merry Christmas to you too.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
26 Dec 08
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
16 Nov 08
I must admit i did try it once and found it a little wierd; i.e brushing while having a shower. It's always a brush followed by a shower for me. Thanks
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Nov 08
Hi alokn! Thanks for adding me as friend. I'm the same, brush my teeth before shower. I think for the others its more like a multitasking specially when they in hurry. Thanks for the response.
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
13 Nov 08
i always brush my teeth while in the shower. the first thing i do when i wake up is take a shower. since i'm in the shower, i might as well brush my teeth right? i find that doing this saves me time during the morning. furthermore, i don't have to worry about getting toothpaste on my clothes. cheers
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
Hi applefreak! Thats what most people say here, to save some time and not ruin their clothes and thats my husband said to me as well. Thanks for the response.
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• Singapore
24 Nov 08
hi CJay77, thanks for the BR rating. really glad to be able to contribute to the discussion. take care and see you around
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Nov 08
You are most welcome, applefreak.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Feb 09
i have seen my mother doing so,sometimes my hubby,i cannot for my life imagine how they do it.(maybe because its my habit).they cite reasons such as they can save time,if they do two tasks together,i think its akin to multitasking.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
I think the same, riya, it is multitasking for them, specially for those who are running late. My Husband do this every morning, except on the weekend. Thanks, riya.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Feb 09
i think they are blowing their own trumpet!!(i dont appreciate them always!!)
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
I do my BEST teeth brushing in the shower I must say! It is a multitaskers dream to be able to take care of all the morning preperation chores like this at the one time. It's less messy too and leaves no sink to clean up!
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
Hi James! So your good in multitasking Well keep it up then, lol. Thats nice that you don't leave a mess at the sink. Thanks for sharing and have a good day mate.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
It saves the environment too as well as water, James. I hope you always remember to put toothpaste and not shampoo or anything else in that brush or vice versa.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I brush my teeth at the sink usually. I use very warm water in the shower so I cannot use that hot water to brush teeth with.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
2 Apr 09
I also brush my teeth at the sink, but I've got some idea from # 44 response and I actually like it. Maybe you can try also. Thanks, mermaidivy.
@kunalvijan (3420)
• India
1 Apr 09
i will wash them before taking a shower!!
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
2 Apr 09
I think most of the people do the same as you. Thanks, kunal.
• China
26 Mar 09
well, i really don't have the habit of brushing teeth while having a shower or bath. i do brush after getting up from bed in the morning and before laying down for sleep in the night, maybe this habit is not scientific too. but i've used to do like that.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
Well yes, not all of us can do this or have the habit of brushing teeth while having a shower. Some do it because they are in a hurry and it save them some time to do that way. Thanks for the response.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
11 Feb 09
That thought never crossed my mind, I always brush mine at the sink when I first get up.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
Same here, I do it at the sink. Thanks, missybear.
• India
11 Feb 09
Hey there.....how u doin???well yes even i have a habit of brushing my teeth while i'm in the shower.....as it is i wake up very late.....and i am always late in the morning for my college so if i start doing the two things separately i dont think i would be allowed to enter the college....so u see i have no other choice but to brush my teeth while i am in the shower.....that's just me....happy mylotting.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
I'm doing good, twistdbrain, and thank you very much for asking . So for you its like habit, wasn't bad habit though. Yes this what most people said they do brush their while in a shower, because their in a hurry. Thanks for the response.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
11 Feb 09
What???! How many people actually do this?! Well... after reading some of the responses from your post, I guess quite a few! Never heard of that before. I guess, mayyyybe, if I were running extremely late to something I might consider it! LoL!
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
A few people, lol. I think most of the people that do this are in hurry and as they said, it saved them some time. I guess good luck, when you were running extremely late and tried to do this. Thanks, koalatbs.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Sometimes i brush my teeth simultaneous with bathing specially when im in a hurry.DOing two things at the same time is a common practice for me to be able to save time. But o regular days or during times wherein i have a lot of time to spare, i usually do the regular thing.bathing in the shower and brushing my teeth in the sink.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
Hi Joie! I think that's the reason of some people who brush their teeth while having a shower, because their in a hurry and it can saved them some time. I do it at the sink and its also because I have plenty of time, lol. Thanks, Joie.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Nope I keep my showering and my tooth brushing completely seperate. I would have to put my toothbrush down to finish my shower, in the shower and that would be kind of gross. Too much bacteria potential in the shower to put my toothbrush down in there, what if it fell on the ground where everyone's feet go, and all the hair falls down? Gross.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
I also do it separately and because that's the way I'm used to. I don't think my Husband toothbrush fell on the ground while his brushing his teeth and yes I agree, its kinda gross to think if toothbrush fell on the ground. Thanks, thedaddym.
@ammie07 (322)
• India
2 Jan 09
i brush my teeth always in the sink when i get up.the moment i get up i run to the sink and have my brushing done before speaking with anyone
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
2 Jan 09
Hi ammie! I do it like you, brush my teeth at the sink before shower. Thanks for the response.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
I usually do it separately. When I am finihs with my shower, that is the time when I brush my teeth. I think it would be difficult for me to do the same thing together as what your husband is doing. Best to you!
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
26 Dec 08
Hi jpso! I guess my husband is used to brush his teeth in the shower in the morning, lol. I'm more like you, I do it separately. Thanks for the response.