Share same tube of toothpaste in a family
August 30, 2017 2:08am CST
In some families, they use the same tube of toothpaste but different toothbrushes. This is a common practice for the Asians because toothpaste isn't cheap if you have more than 3 members in the family. Imagine having 6 members in the family using 6 tubes of toothpaste?? In my family, we use different toothpaste for each member. There are 6 of us , which means every 1-2 months, we have to buy 6 toothpastes to supply for our daily usage. You cannot deny that half a dozen of toothpaste is A LOT and expensive since each toothpaste cost around RM4 ( USD $1), that sums up to RM24 ( USD$6 ) per purchase. If your family members could share the same toothpaste, you could save up RM20 (USD$ 5) per month. However, we do not practice on sharing the same tube because our toothbrushes touches onto the tip of the toothpaste, that is unhygiene that could induce gingivitis. So, do all of your family members share the same tube of toothpaste? Picture belonged to peachpurple
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i'm also asian but i never knew of any family where each member has their own tube of toothpaste, and i've never heard of its connection to gingivitis. we only buy one big tube. if you want to save money but still use your own toothpaste, then maybe you can buy big tubes for everyone so each tube lasts longer.
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
My husband and I will share the same toothpaste, and we'll get one for my kids, as they are young and we get one more for their age. So, we will generally have two in the house. Two toothpaste for 5 people. It is definitely cheaper than getting 5.
I was going to say exactly the same as @MALUSE. If you used one, you would consume the tube in less than one week. As a matter of fact this does not change how much you pay. We are two and we have one each. When we travel we bring one for the two of us and it lasts half time.
It's the same thing whether you buy 1 tube or 6. In our case, I need a separate toothpaste for me, because of my gum problems, my husband uses a different one for his needs, and my children have their own children's toothpaste. You can't use an adult's toothpaste to kids as young as 3-6 years old.
• Nanjing, China
Here in China, the price of a toothpaste usually varies from 15 RMB( 2.5$) to 50 RMB (7.5$). The most popular brand of toothpaste is Yun Nan Bai yao. By the way, we Chinese family use the same toothpaste in usual , it's just a custom ,not matters to money .