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    The "Bring It On" Toothbrushing Scene Changed My Dental Hygiene Forever, And We Don't Talk About It Enough

    Too hot to be PG-13.

    It's the year 2000, and I'm at the movie theater with my mom after begging her to let me see this ~PG-13~ movie everyone's talking about called Bring It On — unaware of the fact that not only is this the first of hundreds of times I'll watch it, but also that my toothbrushing habits will never be the same again.

    Opening scene of Bring It On with the caption: "*live footage of my life changing forever*"
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    That's right, there are PLENTY of pivotal scenes in Bring It On, but today I'm talking about the toothbrushing scene. One of the most important rom-com scenes of the '00s, and certainly THE most important dental hygiene scene ever.

    Torrance and Cliff brushing their teeth together in Bring It On
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    It all starts when Torrance searches for the bathroom to brush her teeth before bed while staying over at Missy and Cliff's place. Seems wholesome enough, right? ABSOLUTELY WRONG.

    Author's caption: "hmmm what is this erotic music I'm hearing?"
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    Torrance is rightfully distracted by Cliff doing...whatever this is:

    Cliff jumps around his room playing guitar.
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    And she is so overwhelmed, dental hygiene be damned!

    Author's caption: "wow he has literally never been hotter to me..."
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    Has anyone ever been ~sexier~?

    Cliff plays guitar on the floor.
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    Then Torrance gets caught:

    Author's caption: "shit, this...isn't the bathroom!"
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    And Cliff is like:

    Author's caption: "are u...into brushing teeth?"
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    And Missy is not having any of it:

    Author's caption: "Torrance, it's literally the room with the toilet in it, you big dummy."
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    So Torrance makes it to the bathroom, finally brushing her teeth as she planned:

    Photo of Torrance brushing her teeth.
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    And, despite the fact that there is but ONE sink, Cliff decides to brush his teeth at the same time as Torrance as some kind of mating ritual:

    Torrance and Cliff at the sink.
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    And, frankly, it works. Like, it REALLY works.

    And Torrance is like:

    Author's caption: "literally how can I make myself look cute while brushing my teeth?"
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    And yet, she proceeds to do the cutest toothbrushing in the history of the world without getting toothpaste or spit all over her face like the rest of us normies would.

    The toothbrushing continues, and it's such a long brush that it did more for my brushing habits than any dentist ever did!

    Author's caption: "4/5 dentists recommend this scene...and the 5th just has bad taste!"
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    No joke, I've thought about this scene basically every time I've brushed my teeth since I first saw this A LOT.

    And there is SO MUCH SEXUAL TENSION:

    Cliff brushing his teeth with author's caption, "*so seductive*"
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    Okay, how can he get any hotter right now, though?

    Torrance brushing her teeth.
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    Oh, there we go…

    Cliff spitting out after brushing his teeth
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    And Torrance absolutely cannot resist that spit:

    Author's caption: "I have literally never been more attracted to you."
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    And then Torrance realizes that she will, in fact, have to spit in front of her ~crush~...

    Torrance and Cliff brushing their teeth at the sink.
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    ...which she does in the daintiest, flirtiest way:

    Torrence spits out while brushing her teeth next to Cliff.
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    And it just goes on like this forever, and somehow it's some of the best teen movie flirting in the history of teen movies!

    Cliff spits out while brushing his teeth next to Torrence.
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    And he says, with only his eyes, because there's no dialogue necessary in this perfect scene:

    Cliff looking at Torrance with author's caption: "I dare you to spit again."
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    And then Torrance just really goes for it!

    Torrance spits out after brushing her teeth next to Cliff.
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    The tension!

    Torrance spitting!
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    The romance!

    Cliff spitting!
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    The...glistening teeth!

    Cliff smiling and showing off his very clean teeth.
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    Truly, this is the hottest anyone has ever looked with a toothbrush hanging out of their mouth, and it's ~the~ moment us '00s kids dreamed of replicating with our crushes one day.

    Torrance looking at Cliff with a toothbrush in her mouth.
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    In conclusion: Toothbrushing is really, really, really sexy, kids! Here's the whole NSFW (jk jk) scene in its glory, in case you're feeling nostalgic:

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