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Brushing your teeth with tap water in Vietnam

Posted by daniel4 on 24/6/2011 at 08:03

Any advice on whether to use bottled or tap water to brush your teeth in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos?

#1 daniel4 has been a member since 23/5/2011. Posts: 13

Posted by busylizzy on 24/6/2011 at 09:20

In terms of Vietnam and the cities in Cambodia, I tended to use tap water. In more remote, 'dubious' areas where I was less certain, I used bottled water.

Haven't been to Laos but might be inclined to err on side of caution and use bottled water. It's not a bit deal to use it and I always have it handy. Mind you, I still end up using tap water to rinse by brush usually, so I'm not sure what I'm gaining by using bottled water for the rest!

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Posted by Thomas922 on 24/6/2011 at 10:12

Yeah I always use tap water for my teeth. I am just rinsing. I hope my immune system is worth something. I haven't had a problem in all these years so far. The farther you get from the treatment centers the more I would use strictly bottled water. The treatment centers are usually closer to the city. The problem one official said in the paper in one country I was in was that the infrastructure to carry the clean water far, was dubious.

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Posted by Rasheeed on 24/6/2011 at 12:30

I use tap water and my tooth is doing just fine...

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/6/2011 at 12:48

Rasheed you crack me up man!

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Posted by stevejames00 on 24/6/2011 at 22:20

I always use bottled water to be on the safe side.

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Posted by daniel4 on 25/6/2011 at 06:02

Thanks Rasheed and everyone else for the feedback. Hey Rasheed, maybe you should have used bottled water, may have kept more than one tooth :))

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