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Author Topic: I had a eureka moment while cleaning my teeth this morning....  (Read 978 times)

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I have always used warm water for cleaning my teeth in…
I don't know why but this morning I suddenly started to wonder if maybe, just maybe, I have got things wrong all these years.

Is warm or cold water best for cleaning your teeth in? Or doesn’t it make any difference whatsoever?
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Re: I had a eureka moment while cleaning my teeth this morning....
« Reply #1 on: 26 January, 2017, 01:01:39 PM »
You shouldn't be using water at all..
You should be putting the toothpaste on a dry brush, brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, then spit out the foam. The remaining foam in the mouth helps to protect the teeth and gums and can be safely swallowed. The use of water to rinse the mouth negates the usefulness of the remaining foam.

At least that's what one of our hygienists says. :)
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Re: I had a eureka moment while cleaning my teeth this morning....
« Reply #2 on: 26 January, 2017, 01:40:22 PM »
You shouldn't be using water at all..
You should be putting the toothpaste on a dry brush, brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, then spit out the foam. The remaining foam in the mouth helps to protect the teeth and gums and can be safely swallowed. The use of water to rinse the mouth negates the usefulness of the remaining foam.

At least that's what one of our hygienists says. :)

Use a dry toothbrush? Strewth! That'd mean starting off cleaning your teeth with rock-hard bristles on the toothbrush. They'd be like little iron spikes. And that can't be good for anyone's gums, especially not for sensitive gums.

I think that all your hygienist is doing is using spit to replace tap water. And I can't see why.

Spit is really quite warm, around 37 degrees C (make that 98.6 degrees F for any Brexiters lurking on IA).

All told, I think your hygienist is recommending warm liquid...It's just a question of what kind of warm liquid? Spit or tap?
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Re: I had a eureka moment while cleaning my teeth this morning....
« Reply #3 on: 18 April, 2017, 12:38:59 PM »
I always think rinsing your mouth and brush first with warm water is good to loosen up any dirt in your mouth and possible toothbrush too. I think warm water is generally  much more hygienic that cold water and it softens up everything from gums to bristles.