3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

View Poll Results: Do you brush with Hot water or cold water?
I brush with hot 5 8.62%
I brush with cold 40 68.97%
Lukewarm for me 13 22.41%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
Long Time Member
Sandi's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 6,125

Height: 5'6

Default OT - Hot or cold

So over the weekend a friend mentioned that she brushed her teeth with hot water!?! I have always brushed mine with cold. So I am curious how many people use hot?

The Secret is: CONSISTENCY
Sandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
stargzr's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,022

S/C/G: original 221 198/ticker/150

Height: 5'9"


I put in mine for cold, but my husband brushes with hot! So weird to me...
BUT I do have an odd love for ice cold water.
Mini Goals - 179 achieved: 169 achieved: 163 achieved: 159 achieved:
145-150 achieved(GOAL! I get to spend my gift cards on new clothes!)

stargzr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
Tellin' it like it is!
mkroyer's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Denver Co
Posts: 1,657

S/C/G: RESTART:153.5/147/135

Height: 5'4"


my teeth are too sensitive to brush with cold water, so i have to use warmish hottish water

"All the Secrets of your foundation shall come to light.... and when you lie, uprooted and broken in the sun, then shall your lies also be separated from your truths" Nietzche

"I do not workout. I TRAIN.
I do not eat. I FEED.
I do not sleep. I RECHARGE.
My greatest fear in this life is the fear of being ordinary
Personal Bests

10K- 44:42
1/2 Marathon - 1:50:48
5 miles - 36:12
mkroyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
JulieJ08's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"


Never occurred to me to use hot. I just use the cold tap.
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
Never want to go back!
CLCSC145's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,804

S/C/G: 338.4/190.8/165

Height: 6 ft


I rinse my toothbrush in hot to kill germs, but the wetting it before brushing part is with cold water.
CLCSC145 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
Loving life!!
TJFitnessDiva's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 2,349

S/C/G: 360/159/145

Height: 5' 8"


I brush with cold...never heard of brushing with hot LOL

"The most exciting, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself."

My fan page on facebook! www.facebook.com/taneeisfitforlife
TJFitnessDiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
Live with Intention
Pita09's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,100

S/C/G: 260.6/see ticker/160

Height: 5'7"


I brush in cold and rinse the brush in hot.
This is my final time 6/16/09

One for every 10lbs-->
Just when the caterpiller thought the world was over, it became a butterfly!
Pita09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
Becoming myself
sidhe's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 481

S/C/G: 294/233/180

Height: 5'9"


I just turn the tap on, whereever it's set, and wet my brush. Then turn it off and brush. Turn it back on, rinse my mouth and rinse the brush. I don't really pay attention to the temperature of the water. Just as long as it's wet!
"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer." ~Silversun (and others!)

"GWF powers, ACTIVATE!"~dangerousfish

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively.
"You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
~ Trina Paulus, Hope for the Flowers
sidhe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 01:06 PM   #9
Senior Member
girlonfire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,231


I always brush with cold

Starting Weight: 280
Minigoal #1- 260
girlonfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
Lachelle's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 87

S/C/G: 293/248/150

Height: 5'8"


I've been brushing my teeth in the shower since I was like, 10. So it's hot water for me. On the odd occasion when my brush my teeth at the sink, I guess I usually use cold, never really thought about it, and the sensation is always strange.

Btw, I don't store the toothbrush in the shower, it's in the medicine cabinet like normal people.

Started on March 13, 2009

First Mini-Goal: Reach 264 pounds Done! 5/14/9
Next Mini-Goal: Reach 238 pounds

Last edited by Lachelle; 07-08-2009 at 01:59 PM.
Lachelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 02:16 PM   #11
Changing behaviours
Fressca's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 880

Height: 5'7"


Interesting... I thought everybody but me used cold water! I used to use cold, but switched to hot for some reason.

I have never, ever, not even one time regretted not eating something. Never. Not once. Turns out telling yourself no feels marvelous. No deprivation passing up on *those foods.* The deprivation is EATING them and remaining overweight. You've got to raise your standards; requiring more from yourself. Challenge yourself. Push yourself. Work past the discomfort. Every time you do it, it gets easier and easier - Rockinrobin
Fressca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 03:11 PM   #12
On a break with Baby #5
Arctic Mama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,754

S/C/G: 257 /ticker/ 160

Height: 5'3" - I got taller!


Cold here! Never thought to do it any other way!
Taryl - http://www.aurorafiberarts.com/weightloss

Weight loss since Oct 2008:
Arctic Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #13
A Turtle loser
Michelle1210's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Posts: 414


warmish as cold hurts my teeth.

"If you want results, your going to have to fight for it" J.M.

50lbs. by New Years Challenge
Michelle1210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 03:52 PM   #14
Angelina/Gerard is Love
JasonsLea's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 4,104

S/C/G: 291.8/286.8/199

Height: 5'4 1/2


sensitive teeth over here so warmish

My WL Blog: Luna Loses
JasonsLea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 148


I used to brush with cold water. Now because my teeth are super sensitive, luke warm. I think I'll try hot water tonight and see how that feels.
AmberShimmer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2