To Wet Or Not To Wet Your Toothbrush, That Is The Question!

February 22, 2018

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Much like the toilet paper direction battle, there has been recent talk about the proper way of applying toothpaste to a toothbrush.  Three are those who say you must wet your toothbrush first before applying toothpaste and those who skip the water and proceed to directly place the toothpaste on a dry brush. Now dentist have chimed in with the verdict.  IT really doesn't matter!  However one dentist suggest you not wet your brush prior to squeezing the paste on the bristles as this can dilute the toothpaste and reduce its effect.  But if you must, keep the water to a minimum and if you are wetting your toothbrush to make the bristles softer, you should probably be using a toothbrush with softer bristles. But if you have your heart set on running your toothbrush under the tap, don’t worry, you’re not going to wreck your teeth. You can feel free to do it before and after squeezing out toothpaste as long as you’re not absolutely drenching the bristles.


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