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Do any foods taste good after you brush your teeth?

operagirl Jan 25, 2007 07:52 PM

Orange juice = BIG NO. That one I know for sure.

Anybody have any positive chowing experiences post-toothbrushing? I am madly curious.

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    crystaw RE: operagirl Jan 25, 2007 09:06 PM

    Gum? I guess that doesn't really count as chowing htough

    1. jbyoga RE: operagirl Jan 25, 2007 09:16 PM

      peppermints taste Fantastic!

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        HLing RE: operagirl Jan 26, 2007 12:38 AM

        Choose your toothpaste wisely. But then some people brush their teeth so that they won't eat anything for a while..in that case, stay with those big mint flavors.

        1. evans RE: operagirl Jan 26, 2007 04:57 PM

          When I used to use peppermint toothpaste, I used to rinse with Kamchatka vodka for what I called the poor-man's schnapps...

          Now that I am on the wagon (for a couple weeks until my temp P.O. goes on vacation), I use cherry-flavored toothpaste, so sometimes I rinse with Coke for a tasty cherry-coke vibe.


          1. pikawicca RE: operagirl Jan 26, 2007 05:02 PM

            Well, hello! Most of us brush our teeth when we're finished eating for awhile, not before a meal. Do you actually brush your teeth before eating?

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              operagirl RE: pikawicca Jan 28, 2007 10:04 PM

              When I wake up and shower, I always brush my teeth at the same time. And then I go downstairs to eat breakfast before I run out of the house. Hence the quandary =).

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                Miss Needle RE: operagirl Apr 9, 2008 10:00 AM

                Yeah, the idea of eating something after waking up in the morning without brushing your teeth really grosses me out. I'd rather deal with the first couple of bites of gross food than not brushing my teeth.

                Aside from mint, I also like to drink water after I brush my teeth. Gives it a nice minty zing.

            2. evans RE: operagirl Jan 26, 2007 10:25 PM

              I brush twice a day like the dentist tells me I should...but I don't let it get in the way of my meals, no. If I have time to brush just before lunch...so be it. Sometimes I don't have time to brush after dinner - too sleepy - so I just rinse with something astringent & cleansing like Kamchatka or Coca-cola


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                operagirl RE: evans Jan 28, 2007 10:05 PM

                Coca-cola, ey? I'll have to buy a can so I can try that one! I kind of like the perversity of rinsing with a sugary beverage!

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                F Schubert RE: operagirl Jan 27, 2007 07:53 PM

                Elgydium toothpaste is one of a few brands out there that doesn't clash disgustingly with food.

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                  HLing RE: F Schubert Jan 27, 2007 10:17 PM

                  Elgydium is great, but hard to get outside of NY...and sometimes, inside of NY, too.

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                    racer x RE: HLing Mar 30, 2008 01:25 PM

                    HLing, where precisely have you seen Elgydium toothpaste in NY?

                2. Kajikit RE: operagirl Jan 29, 2007 07:21 AM

                  Nothing tastes good after toothpaste to me, which is why I brush my teeth last thing before I go to bed so I don't have to taste anything!

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                    Sethboy RE: operagirl Feb 2, 2007 08:59 PM


                    Well, after mint mouthwash, or even after an Altoid, its good.......

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                        charmedgirl RE: operagirl Feb 4, 2007 07:03 AM

                        I used to look forward to my bowl of frosted mini wheats each morning after I brushed my teeth because the mint after taste combined with the frosting and cold milk reminded me of mint ice cream.

                        Weird, I know.

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                          Antithesisofpop RE: operagirl Mar 30, 2008 01:33 PM

                          I've discovered that the super-pulpy orange juice doesn't taste quite as nasty after brushing as the pulp-free kind. I don't know why, that's just the way it is.

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                            racer x RE: operagirl Mar 30, 2008 01:40 PM

                            I've found that brushing with bicarbonate of soda powder has no effect (or nearly no effect) on the taste of food and beverages afterward. It also keeps the breath smelling fresh much longer than the standard commercial toothpastes. Plus, it's a lot less expensive than toothpaste and has a mild natural whitening effect. The only major downside is that it does not contain fluoride - but I'm not sure how important fluoridated toothpaste is for cavity prevention in adults, particularly those living in areas with a fluoridated water supply.

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                              k_d RE: racer x Apr 8, 2008 05:33 PM

                              That's what I do.

                              I have a fluoridated water supply and have begun brushing with baking soda instead of artificially flavored toothpastes.

                              Like it much better.

                            2. Azizeh Barjesteh RE: operagirl Mar 30, 2008 03:38 PM

                              Oreo cookies. Tastes like a thin mint cookie for the first couple bites :)

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                                Chocolate Toe RE: operagirl Mar 30, 2008 04:37 PM

                                thin mint girl scout cookies. but it sort of defeats the purpose of having brushed your teeth

                                1. ccbweb RE: operagirl Mar 30, 2008 05:38 PM

                                  I use cinnamon toothpaste in the morning so it won't interfere with the coffee.

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                                    currymouth RE: operagirl Mar 30, 2008 05:49 PM

                                    Cold apples, We would brush our teeth just before we ate it chilled. In the 70's apples was few and far between in the West Indies, so when we were able to buy them my mother would put them in the fridge and ration them out while we watched the one and only channel on TV.

                                    1. yamalam RE: operagirl Apr 8, 2008 03:50 PM

                                      A banana is the solution to your problem! The perfect morning transition food for early brushers.

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                                        LabRat RE: operagirl Apr 9, 2008 08:24 AM


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                                          Sam at Novas RE: LabRat Apr 9, 2008 08:51 AM

                                          Wait a minute...Guinness ALWAYS tastes good!!!!

                                        2. sailormouth RE: operagirl Apr 9, 2008 09:37 AM

                                          Whiskey! Whiskey and toothpaste do not mix. Danger Will Robinson!

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