A Reddit user has sparked a debate after they asked whether it was “normal” to brush your teeth in the shower.
It all started when one sceptical poster, u/switchondem, asked users what they thought of his routine after his girlfriend pointed out that it was “not normal.”
They wrote: “So my girlfriend recently discovered I clean my teeth when I’m in the shower in the morning. It’s convenient and saves time, and honestly, it had never occurred to me that it might be strange.
“Anyway, she thinks it’s weird and is convinced it’s not normal. What’s the verdict from Reddit, any of you partake?”
Many people rushed to reassure the poster that it was completely normal to brush your teeth in the shower, as one person said: “I do it after putting conditioner on so it has a few minutes to absorb before washing it out.”
Another added: “I do it every day. Don’t have to worry about dribble and I’m using the water anyway.”
A third commented: “I’m a dentist and I brush my teeth in the shower too. Floss outside pre-shower, though.”
“It probably is weird, but I do it all the time myself,” admitted someone else, adding, “It extends the warm shower time and if anything probably ensures I do my teeth long enough.”
While another person, on the other hand, said they brush their teeth on the loo.
They wrote: “I always brush teeth while I’m on the loo, does two jobs at the same time. Admittedly I’m lucky enough to have the sink right next to the toilet so it’s handy.”
However, others weren’t convinced as they wondered whether it does actually save any more water or time.
One sceptic wrote: “Does it actually save water though? I use an electric toothbrush which is timed for 2 minutes. I get so impatient brushing them at the sink as I can’t do anything else.”
Another wrote that they had tried brushing their teeth in the shower “for a bit” but stopped when they found “it doesn’t really save time, you’re just in the shower for a bit longer.”
Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Let us know in the comments.