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Poll #1890879
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which order should it be done in?

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brush your teeth, then floss
52 (42.3%)
floss your teeth, then brush
71 (57.7%)

do you share a toothbrush with your significant other?

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yes, always
0 (0.0%)
yes, if either of us are without our own
28 (21.7%)
yes, but i thought it was gross
2 (1.6%)
no, they used it and i threw it away afterward
3 (2.3%)
no, but i would
23 (17.8%)
no, that's gross
73 (56.6%)

do you share razors with your significant other

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yes, always
4 (3.2%)
yes, if one of us is without one then it's no big deal
36 (28.8%)
yes, but i thought it was gross
2 (1.6%)
no, but i would
41 (32.8%)
no, that's unsanitary and/or gross
42 (33.6%)
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[User Picture]From: salamandertoast
2013-01-18 05:44 am (UTC)

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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
[User Picture]From: sugarbob46
2013-01-18 01:51 pm (UTC)

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same here
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2013-01-18 05:47 am (UTC)

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apparently my dental hygiene is in the wrong order
[User Picture]From: blacksapphires
2013-01-18 05:50 am (UTC)

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My old dentist used to do things that way (brush then floss), but child me decided that the reverse order was better :P
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2013-01-18 05:54 am (UTC)

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I've read that there is no real "right" way to do it, so I think you're fine.
[User Picture]From: reliklaerek
2013-01-18 05:55 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2013-01-18 05:58 am (UTC)

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The reason I floss first is because I imagine putting a bunch of bacteria back on my teeth again!
[User Picture]From: kaelstra
2013-01-18 06:00 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: reliklaerek
2013-01-18 06:17 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: gabardinedreams
2013-01-18 06:39 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: subtlesphinx
2013-01-18 05:58 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: sophiee
2013-01-18 06:01 am (UTC)

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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.

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[User Picture]From: sejin
2013-01-18 06:19 am (UTC)

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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)
[User Picture]From: goop
2013-01-18 06:25 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: bbbbaked
2013-01-18 07:24 am (UTC)

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I brush, floss, then rinse with fluoride wash or whatever it is.
[User Picture]From: storm_shadow_88
2013-01-18 10:11 am (UTC)

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this
[User Picture]From: usnbfs
2013-01-18 10:39 am (UTC)

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That's what I do.
[User Picture]From: stephani673
2013-01-18 04:59 pm (UTC)

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This, exactly.
[User Picture]From: wut
2013-01-18 09:55 am (UTC)

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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
[User Picture]From: dr_brainwild
2013-01-18 12:07 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: box_of_rocks
2013-01-18 01:16 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: stfubye
2013-01-18 02:24 pm (UTC)

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I think it's so gross when people share hygiene products, so no to the last two.
[User Picture]From: 67words
2013-01-18 02:51 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: jensanity78
2013-01-18 04:52 pm (UTC)

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i brush then floss then brush more
[User Picture]From: isis_newton
2013-01-18 05:12 pm (UTC)

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I used to mouthwash, floss then brush til I heard I was doing it backwards so I changed.
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2013-01-18 05:38 pm (UTC)

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If it was a one time thing and absolutely necessary, then I would share a toothbrush but normalls absolutely not, it's way gross.
[User Picture]From: koalatycontrol
2013-01-18 06:50 pm (UTC)

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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.