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We’ve Been Brushing Our Teeth Wrong

We’ve Been Brushing Our Teeth Wrong

We do it every day and night as part of our routine. (Well at least I hope you do). But, a new TikTok video suggests that we’re all doing it wrong.

I know what you’re thinking. TikTok? Really? A man with very healthy teeth shared a short video with his wife on how to clean your teeth properly. She was so taken back by it, that she decided to share it on social media where it later garnered a lot of attention. And, surprisingly, dentists and other oral health workers are claiming the man is onto something here.

TikTok user @KassySlays90, explained how her husband showed her the “correct way” to brush your teeth. It goes; alcohol mouth wash, then floss, then brush your teeth and finally you finish off with a whitening fluoride rinse.

She said: “My husband has been keeping a secret from me, he says that the right way to brush your teeth is to first rinse with an alcohol mouthwash, then to floss, then to brush your teeth and then to use a fluoride rinse.

“He says if you do the alcohol mouthwash last it’ll remove the fluoride that you just put on your teeth by brushing them, so you should do it first to kill the germs and then finish off with a whitening fluoride rinse.”

She added: “Apparently the last time he went to the dentist, the hygienist told him he didn’t even really need a cleaning. 

“I was today years old and I’ve got terrible teeth.”

One dental hygienist said “I’m a dental hygienist and he’s correct.”

The video has gained over 600,000 likes since its posting, and it’s good to see such posts going viral that promote good health.

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