By nikki - United States
Today, my mom realized we have been sharing tooth brushes because they are similar colors. I told her it doesn't really matter since we're mother and daughter. She responded by saying that she loves me, but she has no idea where my mouth has been, and she doesn't want my diseases. Thanks mom. FML
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I agree with that. Sharing toothbrushes is quite nasty, too much bacteria. though on a scientific note, we have so much bacteria on us, that technically we are 90% bacteria. i just love how our immune systems are so great haha

  stephanie0613  |  0

That is disgusting. Why would you not care if you brushed your teeth with your mom's tooth brush. It can go both ways you don't know where her mouth has been either. And to know that you had stinky breath and used the toothbrush and your mom did too. Ewww haha.


OP's Mom's right, she was probably kidding around when she said diseases but you still have no idea how much germs are living on your tooth brush. The human mouth is just as dirty as the common dog; knowing this, would you want to be putting something that was in someone else's mouth into your own?

By  mrahhhhh  |  21

The mouth is one of the dirtiest places of the human body.

Personally I don't blame her.

Would you want your daughter's saliva in your mouth?

Please don't answer the above question if you're into "Wincest". Ugh.

By  Cinn_fml  |  22

Good to know your mum has confidence in you. You should have replied in kind. However, if you're both clean, it won't matter because she won't catch anything from you now you've both gone back to your own toothbrushes, which you might want to mark the handle of one or something.

  5t3ff1k4h  |  44

If you're both clean, sure, whatever, if you happen to accidentally share a toothbrush it shouldn't matter. But, then you think about how much plaque you're actually brushing off your teeth, and how much may be left behind on the brush, and then you realize that you don't want that kind of gunk from your family member's mouth brushed into yours.

  Cinn_fml  |  22

Well, there is that Steph. However, don't most people rinse the toothbrush off? I mean, I know it's not perfect, but it'll get a decent amount of stuff off it.

By  Fluffeh  |  5

I'd agree with the mom on this one.

Most germs are in the mouth, and so you and her are taking both amounts of the most of your germs in one area and sharing it.
Besides, you shouldn't be so sensitive so something like that.

  Quidikic  |  9

If you didn't look like Nick Jonas I would've said win. For now I'm gonna say...

GAY!!!! ^

By the way the real reason isn't on FML is because he's busy sucking a dick :).