Do you rinse your mouth with water after spitting,,, (no space, read on)

Care for some frothee?  - lol! Ok this is milk, not froth from from the mouth.
@modstar (9610)
Philippines
May 14, 2009 12:57pm CST
...the bubbles/froth after brushing your teeth? I often see on movies that some people just spit out the froth then leave the sink without rinsing their mouth. Do you practice this type of brushing?
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@Rustinas1 (440)
• United States
14 May 09
Yuck! No way, No how. I will definitely be rinsing my mouth out after brushing them. Can you imagine? Getting something to eat or drink after that? Ewwww... Plus, I also like to take the water, after rinsing my mouth, and rinse the outside of my mouth also.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
14 May 09
Yeah, very eeew. It's like washing clothes then drying them eventhough they're full of suds then it leaves a stinking smell when it dries.
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• United States
15 May 09
That is just so funny. Great way to put that.
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
14 May 09
Hello modstar , I have to rinse out my mouth after I floss and after I brush my teeth. I even make sure I rinse the sink after I do all of these things. I would feel strange to leave the left over tooth paste sitting in my mouth, It Probbaly would not make me feel too well.
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
I really don't floss because i think it's making my gums bleed and weakens my teeth. I don't know, it's just me.
• Philippines
14 May 09
Of course not. I don't practice such manner. I gargle with water atleast 3 times after brushing my teeth. ^_^
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
I gargle at least 2 times.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
14 May 09
I rinse when I get done brushing. There is too much residue in your mouth to go without.
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
That's true. I don't think it's a good feeling to leave residue on the mouth.
@kezabelle (2985)
14 May 09
No I have to rinse my mouth, I dont much like the froth from toothpaste anyway makes me gag so no way could I leave any in my mouth!
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
14 May 09
One time there's was this show on tv, i don't know but it shows some weird stuffs. There was this wedding in China where the groom and the bride would brush their teeth then spit the froth on each of their glasses then exchange them. Then they would drink it as part of the ritual. It was traumatizing for me because i would gag everytime i am reminded of it.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
14 May 09
Hi Modstar! You've been conspicuously missing...I hope you haven't been brushing your teeth all this time? I don't usually rinse after brushing. I figure if my mouth is minty-fresh (as opposed to just plain fresh...lol), why would you want to rinse it out? I'm more apt to rinse after eating something like onions and garlic...things I DON'T want to share with anyone I talk to afterwards.
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
14 May 09
I so would love to kiss you! lol! Well that's what the notification is for right? lol! Assuming that i am on your notification list. lol! Miss yah! I have brushed my teeth after dinner. It's 2am now so i guess my breath is back to normal. lol!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
15 May 09
Would have answered you sooner...but after reading your reply I had to go sit in front of the air conditioner...lol. Ready when you are now though...
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Lol! So i guess i should take the blame for your high electric bills huh? lol! mmmmwah!
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• Philippines
14 May 09
Most filipino is the one who i know rinse their mouth after brushing. I see it in movies, americans brush their teeth without using water. They dont wet their toothbrush with water, after putting toothpaste they brush their teeth right away. Filipino usually, clean their toothbrush first with water before putting toothpaste and during washing, they gargle with water everytime until they done brushing.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Yeah i think it's best to moisten then toothpaste first so it'll froth easily.
@ebook_freak (1515)
• India
14 May 09
I do not practise this type of brushing. Yuck! Did you say movies? Maybe... well they do not have enough time right? May be it's the director's lack of 'attention to detail'.
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
I agree with you. The director must have something else in mind than minding how his actors brush their teeth. lol!
@angelsmummy (1700)
14 May 09
no i clean my mouth with water after!!! I cant leave the foam bubbles woteva in there ewwww... It would make me feel sick!!!
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
14 May 09
Same here! lol! Well some people can live with that practice. Let's hear their reasons.
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@Theresaaiza (10487)
• Australia
16 May 09
NO! Duhhh....I swallow it. Toothpaste is very expensive these days to let it go to waste. Freak! Yes, I do rinse my mouth. Do you think I can smile at the first person I see in the morning with all those bubbles or probably whitish residues in my teeth? No way, murray!
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
16 May 09
Did you just call me freak!? lol! How about the residue on the sides of your lips which already caked since last night?
@Theresaaiza (10487)
• Australia
20 May 09
Sorry, I meant to say cute, sweet and cuddly freak. Although that seems to match with moochie better. Maggot freak? Why not? Kind of reminds me of someone! Haha That thing you are describing is called Oral Icing! lol
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
20 May 09
So i guess that's why there's a baking soda on the ingredients. lol!
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
15 May 09
I have a special toothpaste that requires not to rinse after using it. It has a special formula in it that will make the glazing of my teeth harder. My dentist told me I have to use it because I have pretty fragile glacing and this is the only (at home) way to protect my teeth. I use this tooth paste at least twice a day. I can't use any mouth wash afterwards either. The other time a day I brush my teeth I do rinse because it feels a lot nicer and I like to use mouth wash after using my tooth picks aswell. When I use this specific tooth paste I can't, but I want to keep my teeth strong and I've noticed it does help my glacing to stay in better shape. So because I know there are active elements in this tooth paste that will be rinsed out, I won't do so on dentist advice.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
16 May 09
Well i guess you really shouldn't rinse. I believe it's important not to when using that special kind of toothpaste. Rinsing it would be like putting an ointment on a pimple then wash your face after few seconds. It won't be effective.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
16 May 09
True, there is no point in ignoring advice given to you by a men who knows his bussiness. If I want to have healthy and squeeky clean teeth I'd better follow his advice. It's been working great so far, so I have no intention of switching tooth pastes. It might be a bit more expensive, but we only get one set of teeth and I want to be carefull with them. Thanks for the counter response.
@mz_Ira (1091)
• Philippines
16 May 09
rinsing your mouth after brushing is no help as your teeth will not be that strong and healthy still.. My nan and I was talking about it weeks ago during their holiday here, some people do that still--- your can rinse but just once and enough to get rid the froth from your mouth. The rationale of just spitting it and no rinsing is to keep your teeth strong. Nan said that it is "yuck" as others say but it is effective because some of her colleague's teeth are very good. It keeps your teeth strong..
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
20 May 09
I don't think i'm comfortable with just spitting. That's just for me ok? I don't know about the others.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 May 09
I definitely rinse after brushing, it is such a habit and second nature that I had to think whether I actually do it! Yes rinsing is for me and in the mornings I like to gargle good old Listerine to keep the breath nice and fresh. I love the feeling of freshly brushed teeth! I like it when the dentist has just cleaned them too!
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Yeah, nothing beats having a fresh smile. I thinkthis practice should be automatic for all of us.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
I don't practice half job done. The toothpaste residue will still be there and I need to gargle several rinse of water as I don't like the after taste of the toothpaste. I need to have a really clean and fresh mouth for me to enjoy my breakfast.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Yeah, i think it will leave an ugly aftertaste.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
20 May 09
You know U have thought the same thing. Don't they need a little rinse out of the bubbles or something. Yuck. I have read that it is better to not rinse but I just feel that I need a final rinse to get everything out. Like I would not lather up my dishes and then just shake the suds off. I would rinse the dishes clean to rinse off anything left behind. I think most people would rinse but in the movies it is just too time consuming maybe ???LOL
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
20 May 09
i still used to using water when i brush my teeth. and after brushing when i spit that foamy things from the toothpaste i always rinse my mouth with water. i dont like the thing they do. and im really not used to it. it felt weird and funny though. thats why water to rinse my mouth is my thumbs up sign.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
16 May 09
LOL of course i do rinse it with water, most of the Filipinos do that i think. only the foreigners dont practice that,.but according to the dentist its better not to rinse with water so that the fluoride will stay and they will help to protecting your teeth from decaying.
@Annmac (950)
16 May 09
I like the taste of toothpaste whereas I don't really like the taste of plain water so usually don't bother rinsing.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
16 May 09
Hello modstar, I always rinse my mouth after brushing my teeth. I won't feel comfortable by not doing the whole process. Maybe it is not a big deal for certain people but for me, it is a big NO. I can't just leave the bathroom without brushing and cleaning nicely...
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I always rinse my mouth with water after brushing my teeth. I find it hard to tolerate leaving some taste of toothpaste or bubbles after brushing my teeth. So I always find time to rinse my mouth.