Yesterday, I learned something new from good ole TikTok that I...can't believe I didn't know before? User @kassyslays90 said the order in which (some of us) have been brushing our teeth is WRONG.
Let's break that down, shall we?
The final and one of the most important steps? Rinsing with ANOTHER *alcohol-free* *fluoride* mouthwash at the end.
A few dental hygienists jumped in to confirm that this is actually the right way to do it!
And popular TikTok dentist Dr. M (Dr. Suhail Mohiuddin) confirmed this, but with some additional notes on the order!
Dr. M says that it's important to use the alcohol-based mouthwash (like Listerine) first if you have sensitive/bleeding gums. "Then you're going to want to brush for two minutes. Then you're going to want to floss. Whether you brush or floss first isn't actually super important, but the next step is important. You're going to want to use a fluoride mouthwash last," he states.