Will you talk before brushing in the morning?

Singapore
March 10, 2009 11:45am CST
Most people sleep at least once in a 24-h cycle. When they wake up, they either feel refreshed or as bad as before. But the point here is that they all wake up with bad breath (lol). I am not talking about those cases of persistent bad breath due to genes, dental problems or poor cleaning habits. Even if you are a goddess trapped in a mortal body, bacteria will probably congregate on your tongue anyway to lay out mats and have picnics. And after finishing all the coke and chips, all the litter will likely be left where it was. After all, bacteria are not known to be too responsible an entity. The first thing I need to do when I wake up is to rinse my mouth. I refuse to talk until I have done so. If you want to ask me questions, wait until after. It is not that I am scared of repulsing you 10 yards with my breath alone but I don't want to deal with the taste of rusty cans and soiled plastic wrappers left overnight by the bacteria. I do know people who never brush their teeth. Well they do brush but they tend to be on the thrifty side. So assuming you do brush your teeth at least once daily, will you talk before brushing in the morning? Yes? No? Who cares?
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@neha2k94u (408)
• India
12 Mar 09
I never found talking bad when I haven't brushed my teeth in the morning, Yes eating isn't good if I haven't brushed my teeths...
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
As long as you feel comfortable.
• China
12 Mar 09
Yes, I do. It usually happens at home or at dorm, and I just talk with people who I am fimilar with, for example my mum , and my friend. It is discourteous that talking with bad breath, that is true. But, when you wake up, a friend says Good morning to you, what should you do? Wait, after brushing? It is discourteous too, isn't it? So, I choose to greet first,and then brush. If I want to give all the people fresh breath in the morning, I think I had to get up earlist, that was impossible. On the other hand, are there anyone who talk with you in bad breath? For me, I have, and we don't mind it at all. Well, if most of people around you have not that habit, I think it's right for you to insist what you have done now. Everyone wants and tries to give others good impression, but no one is perfect.Happy mylotting!
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
Lol just wave!
@mummymo (23707)
10 Mar 09
Of course I will! You obviously have no children who wake up so early in the morning it is almost still night time wiz - believe me they will not wait until you have awoken enough to brush your teeth to speak to you or demand answers! It is therefore self inflicted if they are harmed in any way by the bad breath! lol xxx
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• Singapore
11 Mar 09
Haha mummymo.
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@mummymo (23707)
11 Mar 09
Easy for you to say - you do not have little fingers prising open your eyelids or shaking you and repeating Mummy, Mummy are you awake? at several million decibels at ungodly times of the morning! xxxx
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• Singapore
11 Mar 09
It would be a fun time, I think.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
10 Mar 09
If I it is the phone that wakes me and assuming there is someone at the other end and not a wrong number, then yes I will talk before I brush. I will also talk even before I get out of bed if that happens. If however the phone doesn't ring then it could even be the evening before I talk to someone and by then I will surely have brushed everything. A normal routine is wake, bathroom, glass of water, espresso (real Italian of course and you'll like that ) and then bathroom before coping with what the day brings. [i]how the heck do you know what rusty cans and soiled plastic wrappers taste like?[/i]
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• Singapore
11 Mar 09
Yes if it is a call, I will talk too though it may irk me a little. Make an appointment first, okay? Italians are so fussy about taking only Italian thingies.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
11 Mar 09
I like surprises too, especially as a wake-up call [i]I wonder if you are aware that I am not Italian or are you not doing your homework [/i]
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• Singapore
11 Mar 09
You put Italy as your country on your profile page so I can only assume you are being truthful since you obviously can read.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Mar 09
No no one is up when I get up but the dogs and they dont care.
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
LOL, are you sure?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Mar 09
yup they dont brush either lolololol
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• Singapore
11 Mar 09
It's not their fault that their scientists have not invented toothpaste.
@Darkwing (21588)
10 Mar 09
Yes, I'll always talk before brushing my teeth, whatever time of day, because I'm the only one here to talk to! Ha ha ha. I don't have the problem of smelling my own breath. However, it does make you feel better to brush, and refresh your mouth. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
Haha, it's not so much about the breath, I just don't like the pre-rinse taste.
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@Darkwing (21588)
10 Mar 09
Lol... well open your mouth and let the fresh air in then, by talking!
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
lololol
@weemam (13377)
10 Mar 09
Yes I always talk before brushing , I say good morning to my hubby and my son , then have a shower and brush my teeth :) Wee xx
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
Lol weemam, how... "sweet".
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@weemam (13377)
10 Mar 09
LOl you already knew I was sweet :) :)
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
hi there... yeah!hehehe!it doesn't really matter..as long as im not really not that close talking to someone..i do use mouth wash before sleeping to kill bacterias 24 hours.. i dont brush my teeth immediately when waking up early in the morning..i do coffee first..then eating my breakfast...then brush my teeth.. brushing teeth before eating looses my appetite.. cause i cant taste the food properly anymore.. but i do rinse my mouth or gargle first before talking...lolz! thanks!.. keep on posting!.. take care!...
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• Singapore
24 Jan 10
Hygienic
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
giiiiiiiiiieeeeee..thanks!friend..lolz..!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
2 Jul 09
Yes, my lord, I will talk. I understand all about bacteria and its lack of diplomacy, but it really isn't a problem as big as all that for most people. Sure it's nice to rinse as we get up, but that doesn't mean that I will not answer to anyone until I do so. Bacteria or not bacteria LOL Haven't seen you in a long time mylord - no wait I haven't been here in a while myself LOL - hope all is fine in your neck of the woods. Have a wonderful day
• Singapore
3 Jul 09
Okay
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
3 Jul 09
what have you been doing lately?
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
29 Mar 09
No not really, I will eat something first. I wouldn't want to be around anyone with stingy breathe
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• Singapore
30 Mar 09
Whhoop
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I do brush, but if I am around somebody before I brush my teeth, I will eat something what do you mean Whoop! I was wondering where you were, how are you? I hope good!
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
26 Mar 09
yep i know that breath stinks worse in the morning due to the reasons that you mentioned. but i guess for me, it would veer towards no as well. of course, there are times when i can't help it especially since with a baby, i have to wake up in middle of night to make milk and sometimes, i'd be talkin with my hubby if he's not asleep. but nothing 'harmful' done. hehe but usually, when he wakes up in the morning, i'm usually up and fresh already since i have to send my older son to school. so i don't have to worry much. but if there's a situation where i need to talk before brushing, then i'd probably answer their question from afar as in standing a little further and then excusing myself to quickly brush my teeth or at least rinse my mouth.
• Singapore
26 Mar 09
Hmm... I wonder if babies would shun bad smells...
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
28 Mar 09
grins, from what i know so far, they have not shunned me yet. lol that simple sentence made me laugh. amazing that you thought of it hehe
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• United States
12 Mar 09
If my mouth tastes really bad, I'll do something about it first thing. Otherwise, I wait.
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• Singapore
13 Mar 09
But to know if it tastes bad, you have to taste it first.
• United States
15 Mar 09
I do.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I get up to coffee that takes care of breath and I hit the teeth after breakfast so I go out the door to work with minty fresh breath. My Dentist has warned me not to brush more then twice a day.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
11 Mar 09
It wears off the enamel on your teeth.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
Yea, rinse, coffee, either.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
11 Mar 09
Luckily for me, i dun face such a problem yet because there's nobody sleeping beside me.. lol =D MOst of the time, i will already be brushing my teeth before i go to bed, and thus it's not as bad.. But if possible, i will choose to talk, only if i had brushed my teeth.. lol =D It's more hygienic to me, i guess.. haha =D But too bad my parents often had this bad habit of talking to me, while i'm in the midst of brushing my teeth! lol =D
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• Singapore
11 Mar 09
Nah, I wasn't really bothered by the breath since I floss and brush thoroughly before sleeping too. It's more like I don't like the taste of picnic leftovers.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Mar 09
Well, that cant be helped unless u can be bothered to gaggle your mouth during u wake up in the middle of night to pee?? lol =D
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
2 Jul 09
It is aninteresting topic! I do talk before brushing my teeth in the morning but I definitely refuse to eat before brushing my teeth! yuck... BecauseI like to talk to my husband in the morning and so does he and we don't mind it. We both don't have awful nasty breath so it doens't bother us. He doens't mind eating before brushing teeth in the morning though, but I do mind... I think it is dirty and disgusting...
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• Singapore
3 Jul 09
Well it is quite "safe" to eat before brushing IF and provided IF you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly the night before. I think it's ok, that's what I do. If we brush too much, we risk premature gum receding... I try to keep it and cap it at twice per day.
• Philippines
28 May 09
I sometimes don't. Most of the time actually LOL. there is no problem since I am at home I am only conversing with my family but I when I am in a different place i will be very shy to talk with everyone without brushing. I must and I do that.
• Singapore
13 Jun 09
Yea, with family members, I guess there is a greater leeway.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
i have one member in my family do have a bad breath and it really smell bad when she open her mouth even she never talk at all and it will be more smelly when the tine she talk, i sometimes not to breath when she is in front of me to lessen breathing with the bad smell. My husband always told her to brush her teeth and she also do that but there is a problem of her breath even she took a mouth wash. Becuase in the evening her gum always bleeding.
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• Singapore
21 Apr 09
Maybe she needs a dentist to check things out?
• India
26 Mar 09
s i wil talk before brushing with my family member. for short period
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• Singapore
26 Mar 09
@Jellytang (698)
• China
19 Mar 09
haha,I often do this.And before brushing,I often do many other things,such like turn on my computer. I don't care about it.Because I don't think that is a problem.
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• Singapore
23 Mar 09
Haha, that much of a fanatic.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
18 Mar 09
I never really thought much about it. I would usually be greeting my wife in the morning before I head to the toilet to wash up. And that includes washing out my mouth. Like you said, the muck builds up in the mouth during the night can be really stinky. And I will try to rinse it out before I hold any conversation with anyone. Not because it will repulse people. But because I cannot even stand my own breath! But once the mouth is cleaned, it is all right. No more stinky breath!
• Singapore
19 Mar 09
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