I'm a dentist & there's five thing things I wouldn't do – & why you shouldn't rinse with water after brushing your teeth | The Sun

I'm a dentist & there's five thing things I wouldn't do – & why you shouldn't rinse with water after brushing your teeth | The Sun


FROM experimenting with whitening toothpaste to rinsing with mouthwash, we've all got our own routines when it comes to looking after our teeth.

But have you ever stopped to think whether your daily habits would be dentist-approved?

Well, professional dentist Anna Peterson, from Essex, has taken to TikTok where she shared a video with her 158,000 followers noting the five things she'd never do.

In the clip, she begins: "One – I wouldn't rinse with water after brushing my teeth."

Explaining why in a second video, Anna says: "By not rinsing with water straight after you brush your teeth you don't wash off the toothpaste."

The fluoride that's in the toothpaste that's meant to be on your tooth…it makes your teeth stronger and is one of the best things you can do for tooth decay."

Revealing the second thing she'd never do, Anna says: "I would not go abroad to get Turkey teeth…you think you're saving money, you're not."

She then goes on to advise her social media followers to steer clear of whitening toothpastes.

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Anna warns: "Whitening toothpastes can't whiten your teeth. I wouldn't buy them."

The dentist continues: "Four – I would not forget to take my electric toothbrush on holiday. It's not too big and bulky. It will fit in your suitcase – take it."

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And five – I wouldn't just floss my teeth just once a week…that's nasty."

The post has since racked up a whopping 2.1 million views, with many quick to take to the comments section to discuss the revelations.

"I HAVE to rinse after I brush," wrote one.

A second commented: "Research is key! Went to Turkey got 10 crowns £1930 & couldn’t be happier with my new smile. UK prices are a joke!!"

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A third penned: "Once a week? Literally never flossed. Never had any issues with the dentist either, always clean bill of health."

Meanwhile, another added: "Rinsing after brushing rinses away what you've just applied to your teeth by not rinsing you're letting the toothpaste work on your teeth."

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