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No, that's gross 3 7.50%
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Old 30.07.2012, 14:34
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Brushing one's teeth at the Office

Does anyone have an opinion on whether it is considered that a person violates some kind of non written rule by brushing his teeth in the office's bathroom.

Given the eye watering prices for dental treatment in Switzerland I wonder why almost no one brushes his/her teeth after lunch.
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Old 30.07.2012, 14:37
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Does anyone have an opinion on whether it is considered that a person violates some kind of non written rule by brushing his teeth in the office's bathroom.

Given the eye watering prices for dental treatment in Switzerland I wonder why almost no one brushes his/her teeth after lunch.
Because statistically brushing twice a day for two minutes is enough.

Three is just OCD, unless you have particularly bad teeth/gums.
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

People do it all the time here. However, I'm not so keen on brushing my teeth in what is effectively a public toilet
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Does anyone have an opinion on whether it is considered that a person violates some kind of non written rule by brushing his teeth in the office's bathroom.

Given the eye watering prices for dental treatment in Switzerland I wonder why almost no one brushes his/her teeth after lunch.
An open question to people that set up polls - why do you always assume one way or the other, based on your own perceptions? In this case, what about "doesn't bother me if someone else does it, but I'm not going to join them"? Does it not occur to you that many people actually don't really care about these thing?

Re-reading, the answer becomes clear - it's because, in this case at least, the poster isn't the least bit interested in knowing other people's views, but is merely trying to promote his own.
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People do it all the time here. However, I'm not so keen on brushing my teeth in what is effectively a public toilet

are you scrubbing the bowl with your tooth brush?
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Old 30.07.2012, 14:49
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Lol - another quality EF thread. Best Monday eva'!
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Old 30.07.2012, 14:50
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

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An open question to people that set up polls - why do you always assume one way or the other, based on your own perceptions? In this case, what about "doesn't bother me if someone else does it, but I'm not going to join them"? Does it not occur to you that many people actually don't really care about these thing?

Re-reading, the answer becomes clear - it's because, in this case at least, the poster isn't the least bit interested in knowing other people's views, but is merely trying to promote his own.
In my case I'm not promoting or criticizing either approach. I'm genuinely interested in what other people think and just didn't happen to think of adding the option you mention, sadly I don't seem to be able to add new options.
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

I don't have a problem doing it, infact sometimes I take my toothbrush when I take a wild garlic or spinach-based lunch to work. I once did it in a bathroom at a spa-baths, felt so good and cleansed that brushing my teeth was the cherry on the cake. This was in Germany though, and people looked at me, but who cares, it's just brushing your teeth!
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Old 30.07.2012, 14:53
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

"No, dental treatment is cheap enough here"

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Old 30.07.2012, 14:58
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

I know in New Zealand it was quite common to see the Asian girls ie Chiense brushing their teeth after lunch.

I think it's okay......good oral hygiene is important
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

We have quite a few people brush their teeth here after lunch (yes including myself and yes LiB they are my own teeth )

and one Muslim guy who routinely washes his feet in the bathroom sink.
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and one Muslim guy who routinely washes his feet in the bathroom sink.
Wouldn't it be easier for him to dip his feet in the toilet pan and flush?
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Old 30.07.2012, 15:19
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Wouldn't it be easier for him to dip his feet in the toilet pan and flush?
I would have thought so...and I do try to use the other loo when I know he's planning on a visit to the mosque.
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I keep mini toothbrush and mini toothpaste in my Batsuit always.
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Old 30.07.2012, 15:53
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

Why am I reminded of this clip?

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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

A few do it here, it doesn't seem particularly hygenic, but whatever. I stop by home at lunch and do mine.
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

I prefer to floss.

It's easier to do at my desk. And it grosses out my office mates much more than brushing.
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I might leave this thread open on screen when our accounts chap is next standing over my desk. A bit of lunchtime brushing wouldn't do him any harm now and again.
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Old 30.07.2012, 17:44
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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

Brushing your teeth too often will speed up the wear on the enamel I believe. If you must brush more often then use mild toothpaste and be sparing.

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Re: Brushing one's teeth at the Office

I'd much rather run into someone brushing their teeth in the bathroom than talk to someone with food stuck in their teeth - that's disgusting!
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