For most north americans and east asians (as far as I know), it's normal to have a bathroom with sink, shower/bath, and toilet. this is what I grew up with, but...
Why the heck is the dirtiest thing in the home directly adjacent to where you clean your body and the inside of your mouth?? it's also where people put on makeup, take medicine, or do their hair.
I feel like having a separate room for just toilet and sink, then another bathroom for shower/prep would be much easier, and not an insane overuse of space especially for a lot of massive suburban houses.
or maybe even just separated by a bit of drywall, or even just half a wall? it just seems so weird how nobody is icked out by this.
(I understand why modern tiny apartments need to save space, but this style has been around since forever)
. . . edit: people seem to assume I am concerned of the specific travel of pathogens, I'm not. I regularly sanitize and clean my entire bathroom (and the rest of my room too, people think everyone on reddit are slobs).
the issue is the gross factor and occasional smell (does everyone here except me have rose-scented shits??), I don't like the idea, just like you probably wouldn't enjoy shitting in your kitchen even if you can be gauranteed that it's clean.
I know phones can be just as dirty (although I sanitize mine every time I enter my apartment, and never bring my phone into the bathroom)
I learned how to brush my teeth using a regular toothbrush, so when I moved to an electric toothbrush I just carried on brushing the same way: back and forth or in little circles.
Then I went to the dental hygienist and she told me how you're actually supposed to brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush: hold it on a tooth, down by the gum line to get the bristles in there, and just let the vibrations loosen all the gunk for a little while, then flick it (up if it's on bottom or down on the top) to get all the loosened gunk off, and then you move on to the next tooth.
She also said that the inside lower right (or left if you're left handed) it is the most neglected area because of the angle of your dominant hand, so start there are pay that area special attention.
I'm so glad so many people liked this post!! I got myself the happybrush v3, I don't know where it would be available outside of Germany though, so you'd have to look it up yourself, sorry! I'll mute notifications for this post now because the traffic is getting a little overwhelming and flooding my emails. Have a good brushing everyone, please take care, stay hydrated and take your meds!!
OH my GOD.
I hate brushing my teeth but I have really bad teeth so I force myself to do it at least once a day but I always brush them way too long and brush my gums raw because I feel like I'll get cavities otherwise... BUT LET ME TELL YOU
I ordered myself an electric toothbrush that also reminds me when I need to switch to a different section of my teeth every 30 seconds so I can be done in 2 minutes and my teeth never felt so clean.
Plus it's waaaay easier to do it now because it takes less "muscle effort" to do.
WHY DIDNT I THINK ABOUT THIS SOONER??
TL;DR: GET YOURSELF AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH IF YOU HATE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH
Not a rant or vent, but she asked me to get it and I told her I can't see it. She whispers "mommy I can't see it either!" I am just going to pretend this never happened and deal with it another time.
So this might be obvious but I personally never even thought about it until I read it somewhere (omg side note I just understood why reddit is called reddit (I read it) anyway Soz).
You’re meant to change toothbrush atleast every 3 months anyway, but if you’ve recently been sick or even if you’ve just gotten sick, it’s a good idea to get a new one so that you don’t keep being exposed to your sick germs.
(P.s. I could be wrong also but I just read it a while ago and seems logical)
It's funny Gus accuses Jeremiah's brothers of wearing his old clothes. Even if it were true, is he aware that using somebody else's toothbrush is FAR MORE disGUSting than wearing somebody else's clothes because you have to put that toothbrush INSIDE your mouth????
So like anyone else in this community, I enjoy quality, uninterrupted sleep. However, being in college, roommates are a necessity for keeping costs reasonable. My one roommate is a cool guy. I enjoy his presence and all, however, he is an earlier riser. You would think it wouldn’t be a problem because we have our own Bedroom and bathroom, but I was completely wrong. Every morning I hear this horrid choking noise. It has become clock work. In fact, it has replaced my alarm clock. I had to confront him and figure out wtf is going on out there every morning. He informs me quite matter of factly that he is simply “brushing his tong”. Idk about the rest of you, but I’m not choking and gagging every time I brush my teeth. There is no way of stopping it. I am stuck with this new early alarm clock.
Maybe a paypig should get him a hum toothbrush. My friend has it for her kid and the kid now regularly brushes her teeth because it links to an app and she can see if she brushed completely and how long, you also gain points (her mom tells her it earns her money which mom gives to her monthly). If it works for a 10 year old josh will maybe also enjoy it.
Edit: Sonicare is not an oscillating toothbrush. I am looking for an oscillating toothbrush, thank you.
Lord, I do not need a Bluetooth enabled smarter than me toothbrush. I just want good teeth cleaning and not to spend a fortune on it. This includes replacement heads.
There's a million models out there and not even all Oral B, but Oral B was the only one that got a FDA seal of approval, so let's start there, I guess.
Can someone please help to find me the best cleaning but not fancy oscillating toothbrush? And the best place to get it?
Thank you. Any help is very appreciated!