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Do you wet your toothbrush before you put toothpaste on it?

Twitter’s at it again.

TWITTER, AS PER usual, is asking the hard questions today.

A wild debate has broken out as to what is the correct procedure when it comes to brushing your teeth.

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We can lay the blame firmly at the feet of Twitter user Ty’Ana, who started the debate with this tweet.


Some said they applied the toothpaste first.


The argument there, however, is that your brush ends up being really dry.


Some people don’t even bother applying toothpaste to the brush – they bypass the step entirely by SQUIRTING IT DIRECTLY INTO THEIR MOUTHS.



Who the hell taught you how to brush your teeth?

Someone reckons they have the whole method cracked though.


The standard method of application and procedure, surely?

Twitter user Hannah Mills reckons we’re codding ourselves doing this though, by making the toothpaste slippery.

But why wet it first? Wetting it after does the same thing plus wetting first makes the toothpaste slippery when you put it on.”

But people are simply not here for hard bristles.

So, this begs the question – do you wet your brush before putting toothpaste on it?

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