I’m a dentist – everyone makes one mistake when brushing teeth but there’s a trick to getting them whiter than ever

A DENTIST has revealed tricks of the trade, including the mistake you make when trying to get your teeth look whiter.

TikTok user @motivationaldoc uploaded a video on the “secret” behind getting them less yellow – and apparently we shouldn’t be using a wet toothbrush.

He explained: “There is a secret to whiter teeth.

“You don’t want to wet your toothbrush and toothpaste before you start brushing.

“It turns out using them both dry makes the toothpaste more abrasive, helping to better polish teeth to get rid of the stains even more effectively.”

His video has racked up over 30,000 likes, and many people were shocked that you should use a dry brush.

One said: “And I’m just now hearing about this.”

Another added: “I don’t think after 31 years that I could switch that up.”

Lynette Anear, who is part of the oral health promotion team at Sussex Community NHS Trust, also advised using minimal or no water.

She explained: “Brushing teeth seems easy but it’s never too late to improve on your technique to keep your teeth as healthy as possible – and reduce your impact on the environment at the same time.

“For starters, don’t over wet the toothbrush – you don’t need to wet it at all!”

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