Do you eat breakfast without brushing your teeth?

China
February 16, 2009 6:45am CST
Do you have a habit of eating your breakfast in bed?I used to eat my breakfast when I was in college.I dont have much chance to do so after I began to work.One day,one of my colleagues was surprised to see me having my breakfast without brushing teeth.She said that our mouth cavity is toxic after a_night_sleep.Im not sure about its correctness,but I'd rather believe it.lol.Since then,I always eat breakfast after I brush my teeth.And you?Love to hear your views!
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@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Yes but I think that it would be better for your teeth if you were to clean them off after having a meal because then you wouldn't have to possible bacteria or whatever may come from the food. Plus if you were to brush your teeth before eating breakfest everything would taste pretty bad.
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• China
19 Feb 09
Do you mean that food taste better if you eat without brushing?Some mylotter said she brushes and then takes a shower for an hr or so before eating.I agree that brushing after eating is good for your teeth,but I think that brushing before eating is also necessary.You may wait for some time before you eat.
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Feb 09
Basically I brush my teeth after I have my shower. That is routine for me. Whether I have had breakfast before or after doesn't make a difference but I usually shower as soon as I get up; that is, before I eat breakfast. So I brush my teeth before breakfast. I eat six small meals a day so brushing my teeth after every meal isn't really practical. I have my shower, then have a cup of tea and small bowl of oatmeal. Two hours after that I will have yogurt with granola. So to brush my teeth after breakfast doesn't make sense when I am going to eat again soon. I would rather get rid of my morning breath before I start my day and come in contact with other people. Unfortunately, the rest of the members of my family don't have the same mindset.
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• China
18 Feb 09
One mylotter here left comment that some dentist says that its not good for our teeth if we brush too often.But we should brush after we eat something smell,like garlic,ect.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I don't brush my teeth until after breakfast and coffee. I like to keep that fresh taste in mouth!
@huxen69 (118)
• India
16 Feb 09
I couldn't even think of drinking water without brushin my teeth after a nights sleep. And that actually is the first thing i do after i wake up. I can't even stand my own breath. Haha
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@daijean11 (211)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
i grew up knowing that i should brush my teeth before eating.. it's the first thing i do in the morning..then after i brush my teeth, i take a bath..then after that, i eat my breakfast.. ..i take a bath after brushing my teeth and before eating because if i eat immediately after i brush my teeth, the taste of the toothpaste make the food bitter and of course i don't like it..i usually take a bath for one hour to two hours, and after that loooong time, the taste of the toothpaste fades..and it's the right time to eat my delicious breakfast..and if i'll go out, i brush my teeth after i eat..
• China
18 Feb 09
Do we have to wait that long,as you said,one or two hrs for the taste of the toothpaste fades?lol.I drink water after brushing and then eat my breakfast.
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
no, i don't think you have to wait that long?..it's just that i take a bath for one hour to two hours..and that's my routine..brush my teeth-take a bath-eat breakfast.. i don't drink water before eating..'cause it's not good for digestion..but if it's not cold water, it's okay..but i don't drink water that is not cold..i just don't like it..
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
18 Feb 09
Since my childhood days i have never had my breakfast or even a cup of tea until i had brushed my teeth. This i was taught by my grandparents and my parents as they usedd to say that the germs which are in the mouth after sleep will enter into the body and cause harm to it. Brushing removes the germs and also cleans the cavities of the teeth from the food eaten during the previous night. The tongue also gets coated during the night so it also requires to be cleaned. So all in all it is hygeinic to clean the teeth before you eat anything.
• China
19 Feb 09
Thanks for your detail information.I'll never eat before brushing from now on.happy mylotting!
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
18 Feb 09
I every day eat breakfast after brushing my teeth.There are a few days i forget to brush and have breakfast.If we don't do it we will get teeth pain.Or our teeth will pain for the whole day.We will also have to go to the dentist if we don't brush often.My sister used to do it before now she is brushing regularly.
• China
19 Feb 09
Brushing regularly but not too often. I usually brush twice in a day.Happy mylotting!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
17 Feb 09
My dentist has told me I can damage my teeth by brushing to much, so i only brush twice a day. after breakfast and before bed.
• China
18 Feb 09
Will too much brushing damage our teeth?Well,I guess I should listen to the dentist.lol.Thanks for your responding.
@madhui (11)
• India
17 Feb 09
No Never! i can not of think of eating something before brushing. Ofcourse you can drink water this helps the detoxification of the body.
• China
17 Feb 09
Now ,I dont even drink water before brushing my teeth.I notice that the taste of water drunk before brushing is different from that you drink after brushing.Have you noticed that?
@gvaisakh (425)
• India
17 Feb 09
Hi to all........ The first thing which I do every morning after sleep is brushing my teeth........ I do not know how people like to have their breakfast without brushing their teeth........... HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY MYLOTTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• China
17 Feb 09
Hi,brushing teeth in the early morning can help wake you totally up.lol.
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
17 Feb 09
No, I don't eat my breakfast or anything in the morning without brushing my teeth. But that's a normal practice, that is not a hard and fast rule for me. I mean there are times when I had to eat without brushing my teeth.
• China
17 Feb 09
Sometimes I brush my teeth after breakfast.And sometimes I may brush my teeth both before and after the breakfast if I have time.Happy mylotting!
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
16 Feb 09
nope i don do that.....the very moment i wake up i used to brush my teeth.....i think its a very good habbit...to ones who eat before brushing...pls brush ur teeth and ul find a great change in the food taste..hehe
• China
17 Feb 09
Yeah,I agree with you.Even the taste of water becomes different!lol
@phyrethyme (1267)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
I brush my teeth before I eat.. Most of the time. I have also tried not brushing my teeth but I do mouthwash at least with water. Before, I tried using a strong mouthwash before I sleep. It does fight morning breath.
• United States
18 Feb 09
Yeah, I usually brush my teeth with a nighttime toothpaste and I use the nighttime mouthwash afterwards, it helps to keep my teeth cleaner and I don't have that icky feeling in the morning. It fights morning breath also.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
the first thing I do after waking up in the morning is to take a bath. Upon taking a bath, i usually brush my teeth after.Thus I already brushed my teeth before eating breakfast. then I am of to work.Upon arriving at the office and after putting diwn my things, I go to the powder room to rebrush my teeth and fix myself and make-up.I don't want my co-workers to have an idea what I ate for breakfast.lol..
• China
17 Feb 09
So,you brush your teeth before beakfast and after breakfast.Thats good!
@karubod (603)
• India
16 Feb 09
I cant even think about it ,but some times i do remember that i forgot to brush my teeth and ate some thing ,after long time i realized that, it happend when we wake up at night for long time,but some people drink coffee ,i dont think it is good habit or good for health..
• China
17 Feb 09
Sometimes,Im too forgetful to remember brushing my teeth or not after I had breakfast!
@ankit_620 (496)
• India
20 Feb 09
i always use to eat my breakfast without brushing my teeth and didn't mind it at all because as soon as i finish up eating, the first thing was brushing my teeth. i dont think that little gap of brushing it before or just after the breakfast matters. moreover i became less concerned when later i started brushing my teeth at night before going to bed.
• Malaysia
19 Feb 09
I eat my breakfast after brushing my teeth because i was brought up that way :) If i were to touch breakfast without brushing my teeth i'd get scolded by my mum and granny. hehe. But i think it's cleaner that way, since you've been sleeping the whole night and there's so much going on in our mouth. :)
@youless (93104)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Feb 09
No, I won't want to eat anything before brushing my teeth, even if just drink a cup of water. As there will be a breath smell after waking up. I need to brush my teeth and have a fresh breath so that I will enjoy my breakfast. I love China
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
18 Feb 09
Hello,Sweety! I never eat breakfast or anything without brushing teeth.However I drink tea and vegetables soup in the morning hours without brushing teeth.thanx.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Feb 09
No, I don't eat breakfast in bed. I don't like brushing my teeth before breakfast makes the juice taste funny and everything else. And if I brushed my teeth before I ate I would then have to brush them again after I ate. Cause isn't that what causes germs,plaque and cavities?