I selected the last option on the last question but I don't actually think it's gross, I just don't like sharing anything with anyone
apparently my dental hygiene is in the wrong order
My old dentist used to do things that way (brush then floss), but child me decided that the reverse order was better :P
I've read that there is no real "right" way to do it, so I think you're fine.
It's never occurred to me to floss first, but I'd feel like if I did it that way, I'd end up brushing the stuff back between my teeth again.
The reason I floss first is because I imagine putting a bunch of bacteria back on my teeth again!
See, I feel the opposite. If you pull that gunk out, then brush, you're getting it OUT of there, instead of just popping some of it out and then it sits. I don't think brushing pushes stuff back into your teeth, it gets it out.
Eh, idk lol, that's just how it feels to me. Either way, if a person uses mouthwash after brushing and flossing (in whichever order), I think it's safe to say they've got as much of the bad stuff out as they're gonna get.
I was told if you floss first there's less between your teeth so the fluoride from the toothpaste can get everywhere. Sometimes I floss again after though if it feels weird.
Dire situations have very rarely called for borrowing a toothbrush from someone. I don't relish it but I really really prefer it to having a gross mouth.
i answered no, but i would for some kind of instance if say we were on a trip and one of us forgot our toothbrush or razor (and the front desk didn't have things like cheapie toothbrushes and other things that get forgotten when traveling pretty commonly) to use once until we could get to the store and pick up one if it's night time and/or we're tired from the traveling and just want to rest. and i'd use my husband's razor in a pinch if i needed to. i don't think he'd use mine because ones made for women don't seem like they'd work out all that great on a face. :p
flossing first and then brushing makes more sense to me, idk. that's how i do it.
Edited at 2013-01-18 06:02 am (UTC)
Not that I'm gross, but my SO takes immunosuppressants so I'd never share a toothbrush with him.
He also uses a DE safety razor to shave which I wouldn't use on my legs because I'm lazy.
Edited at 2013-01-18 06:20 am (UTC)
2013-01-18 06:25 am (UTC)
I didn't answer the last one because I don't reuse razors because I'm prone to razorburn. I use em fresh and then toss em per use
for the first one, why would anybody floss after brushing? that just gets the trapped acids and tartar and food gunk onto your freshly brushed teeth and leaves it there.
I brush, floss, then rinse with fluoride wash or whatever it is.
2013-01-18 09:55 am (UTC)
i mean, we swap bodily fluids and other gross things, so i don't see the big deal about sharing razors and tooth brushes since we're both semi-clean people
I don't floss...
I said no to sharing both, but not because it's gross. I like my toothbrushes firmer than she does so we both get different kinds of brush, thus making sharing less practical. Also, if she used my razor on her legs it would be blunt in no time. And her razor blades don't go over my face very well and seem blunter than mine somehow. To the point where she's requested I save my old blades (which I'm discarding as being blunt) because they fit her razor and are still sharper than new ones marketed specifically for her razor. So sort of sharing, but sort of not.
I accidentally used his toothbrush before and I was horrified. i would never do it on purpose.
I'd use his razor if I had to, but I wouldn't make a point of it. I hardly shave anyway so unless we were on a beach vacation or something I'd just go without.
I think it's so gross when people share hygiene products, so no to the last two.
i don't think sharing a razor is unsanitary or gross, but there was no "no" option. i just don't want to, and i wouldn't.
i brush then floss then brush more
I used to mouthwash, floss then brush til I heard I was doing it backwards so I changed.
If it was a one time thing and absolutely necessary, then I would share a toothbrush but normalls absolutely not, it's way gross.
He's borrowed my toothbrush on overnight trips once or twice, 'cause he forgot his. I've used his electric shaver on my legs once or twice. He could borrow my razor if he had a need to, I suppose, but I'd probably need a new one after, just 'cause he's hairy like animal.