#23355
    Dulcie
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    A recent survey says that 17% of Americans said that spending the day without brushing their teeth would be worse then not having a shower. Personally I thought that number would be higher. What do you think?

    #43738
    CKLiew
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    I think not showering is worse. Just can’t stand the feeling of being sticky especially after sweating. I dont mind the sweating but no after that and odour releasing from the armpit, hair and foot. That’s gonna be just as bad as a rotten egg. Even during winter, I need to shower twice.

    For oral, just take more liquid and most of the time it will be fine.

    #43740
    sugaree
    Participant
      @sugaree

    i have gone a couple weeks without a shower since febreeze was invented, but i have to brush my teeth everyday.

    #43741
    NoXpert
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    You’re reeeeally reaching out there on this one Susan. Yucky….
    Especially after reading some of these answers… Dubble yukky.. o_O

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    #80070
    Mmildf
    Participant
      @mmildf

    well this is easy brushing your teeth

    You only get one set don’t ruin them

    #80076
    cOrtiz
    Participant
      @cortiz

    Not showering is way way way WORSE…

    #80081
    KnightHawk
    Participant
      @knighthawk

    Speaking from years of experience of waking up in strange places with no memory of the night before, I got to say, missing your teeth is easier that the shower. See, you can swish shower water around in your mouth, and rub down your teeth with a clean towel if one’s available, so the shower’s the more efficient choice.

    Love. Peace. Metallica.

    #80091
    NeverBSatisfied
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      @neverbsatisfied
    Dulcie;6084 wrote:
    A recent survey says that 17% of Americans said that spending the day without brushing their teeth would be worse then not having a shower. Personally I thought that number would be higher. What do you think?

    I’d certainly pick not showering. One of the most important things I’ve learned as a child was to keep your dental intact and that’s a very important thing to not only appearance but comfort and health as well. I had a bad child hood growing up with dental problems (as did my father) and now that my teeth are fixed up I’ll always be fortunate to have parents that cared for things like that.

    #80531
    stanley22
    Participant
      @stanley22

    i could go without brushing my teeth but i could NOT go without getting a shower… i don’t like the sticky feeling nor do i enjoy the greasy hair factor

    #80537
    Mmildf
    Participant
      @mmildf

    I’m surprised this many people could care less about their teeth 😮 I mean there are so many alternatives to showers and there is no alternative that would last for brushing your teeth.

    Cheers
    Marcus

    #82703
    DMoney
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      @dmoney

    I think for me it would depend on the length of time. If it was just a couple days that I had to pick between shower vs teeth, I’d pick the shower, gargling + some chewing gum would make the absence of toothpaste bareable. Is mouthwash permissible?

    But if we’re talking a week or longer I’d have to go with brushing my teeth or else I’d have to go mute. A wet washcloth can take the place of a shower (but then again I’m blessed with under active sweat glands)
    =)

    #82736
    Bdubbs
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      @bdubbs
    Mmildf;59404 wrote:
    I’m surprised this many people could care less about their teeth 😮 I mean there are so many alternatives to showers and there is no alternative that would last for brushing your teeth.

    Cheers
    Marcus

    actually personal hygiene is way more important, especially if you work in a food industry. Many people can get fake teeth put in. If you cant brush how about mouth wash?

    I was at the tattoo shop yesterday, and some younger guy sat down by me and he stunk really bad! I felt sorry for the artist that had to deal with him!

    #82777
    Rockysmom
    Participant
      @rockysmom

    I can handle not showering but I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep with dirty teeth.

    #84286
    The Mighty Ming
    Participant
      @the-mighty-ming

    Eugh, missing both of these makes me feel sick. If I had no choice, I would have to pick miss brushing my teeth. I always have chewing gum handy so that is some consolidation lol.
    Dealing with customers every day I always come across incredibly smelly people, sometimes I can smell people before I see them! Swear to God. This one guy, breathed down my throat while handing me money and I was almost pysically sick because his breath reeked of shit and ash.

    There is no need to be so unhygenic!

    #84307
    Rockysmom
    Participant
      @rockysmom

    I would rather not shower. There is something just nasty about going to bed with a dirty mouth. I have backpacked before and not showered for a few days. Hey, you can always use baby wipes to clean your body.

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