Have we been cleaning our teeth wrong? Man swears by using mouthwash BEFORE brushing and flossing
Did we brush our teeth the wrong way? Wife claims her husband swears by alcohol mouthwash before brushing and flossing – and dentists agree he’s right
- TikTok user Kassy shared a video of the method for the platform, which has since gone viral
- It is recommended to start with alcohol mouthwash, floss, and brushing your teeth
- The Texas-based woman said the husband ends up on a fluoride lightening rinse
- The hygienist told him that he “did not need cleaning” on his last visit
- Dentists commented on the video admitting the man’s technique is correct
A man’s teeth cleaning routine went viral thanks to a TikTok video shared by his wife – and his method was praised by dentists.
Most of us combine flossing, brushing our teeth, and mouthwash when we brush our teeth before bed, usually in that order.
However, TikTik user Kassy, a mother of one and a biology teacher based in Texas, claims her husband follows a strict four-step regime of using an alcohol mouthwash before flossing his pearly whites.
She explained how he then brushes his teeth and finishes off with a fluoride whitening rinse.
TikTik user Kassy, a Texas-based biology teacher, claims her husband follows a strict four-step regime of using an alcoholic mouthwash before flossing
In the video, which received 2.7 million views, Kassy said her husband claims the correct way to brush teeth is to use alcohol to rinse mouthwash, floss, brush, and then use a fluoride rinse
Kassy spoke of the video, which had 2.7 million views on the platform: “My husband kept a secret from me.
“He says the correct way to brush your teeth is to first rinse with an alcoholic mouthwash, then use dental floss, then brush your teeth, and then use a fluoride rinse.
“He says the last time you do the alcohol mouthwash it will remove the fluoride you just brushed your teeth on. That’s why you should do it first to kill the germs and then top off with a fluoride lightening rinse.
“The last time he went to the dentist, the hygienist told him he didn’t even really need to clean.
“I was years old today and have terrible teeth.”
Kassy wrote on TikTik yesterday, adding, “I had a serious root canal on Monday and he’s just sharing this information.”
The video was liked more than 628,800 times and attracted over 2,330 comments. Many claim this routine was a game changer, believing that flossing should be done before using mouthwash.
One TikTok user asked, “Why don’t you say this when you go to the dentist?
Apparently the last time Kassy’s husband went to the dentist, the hygienist told him he didn’t even really need a cleaning because his routine had kept his teeth so healthy and clean
Another commented, “Oh my god, this lowkey makes perfect sense,” while another groaned, “Why am I doing everything wrong?”
And one praised: “I only took the first three steps because I don’t have a fluoride mouthwash, but damn it, my mouth feels CLEAN.”
Several dental experts also contributed to the thread and endorsed Kassy’s husband’s method.
One wrote, “I’m a dental hygienist and he’s right,” and another claimed, “Dental hygienist here and I agree.”
To add some confusion, Kassy posted a follow-up video for her TikTok by Dr. M – also known as Suhail Mohiuddin – in which he claimed you don’t need to do the first mouthwash step unless you have bleeding gums.
Dr. M then recommended brushing for two minutes, followed by flossing, followed by a fluoride mouthwash – what he emphasized is the most important step.
“Take a cap, rinse it for 30 seconds, and then spit, but don’t rinse it with water for at least five minutes,” he said. “I would do this twice a day, especially at night.”