ONE DENTIST has revealed the tricks of the trade, including the mistake you make when trying to make your teeth look whiter.
TikTok users @motivationaldoc uploaded a video on “secrets” to make them less yellow – and it seems we shouldn’t be using wet toothbrushes.
“There is a secret to whiter teeth,” he explains.
“You don’t want to get your toothbrush and toothpaste wet before you start brushing.
“It turns out that using both of these drys makes the toothpaste more abrasive, which helps polish teeth better for more effective stain removal.”
His video has garnered over 30,000 likes and many people have been shocked that you should use a dry brush.
One said: “And now I just heard about this.”
Another added: “I don’t think after 31 years that I can change that.”
Lynette Anear, member of the oral health promotion team at the Sussex Community NHS Trust, also recommends minimal or no water use.
She explained: “Brushing may seem easy, but it’s never too late to improve your technique to keep your teeth as healthy as possible – while reducing your impact on the environment.
“For starters, don’t get the toothbrush wet – you don’t need to get the toothbrush wet at all!”
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https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8265982/dentist-everyone-mistake-brush-teeth-white/ I’m a dentist – everyone makes a mistake when brushing their teeth but there’s a trick to make them whiter than ever