In Fact, Brushing Your Teeth in the Shower Is Good.

If you’ve ever taken a morning shower without brushing your teeth, you may have shared my observation that soul magic loses a bit of its appeal when your mouth still feels like a dank coffee cave filled with bats. (Bats are my teeth.)

To solve this problem, I recently started to get used to brushing my teeth before showering. It works great, but what about brushing your teeth if not a mouth shower? Why not combine the two?

This is by no means a new idea . Haters will say it’s disgusting, but they are wrong. Actually, that’s okay. This harsh reaction is the result of something you’ve never tried, or a vague notion that drainage from your armpit will end up on the bristles of your toothbrush, or the potential for moisture-related bacteria to grow. It really would be rough, but you are not a monster and you can probably handle these obstacles. It’s worth it.

Why do you ask? Because brushing your teeth while showering also has some interesting benefits that the traditional method lacks. When you’re done brushing your teeth, you don’t have to carefully guide the spit into the sink, no, no! Instead, you can play one of Tyra Banks’ craziest moments (that’s a long list ).

Are you ready to try it? Here is the method I’m using:

  1. Start your shower. Don’t sit down!
  2. While the water is heating, brush your toothbrush with toothpaste.
  3. Check your teeth in the mirror for visible detritus that you won’t be able to see when you shower.
  4. Start cleaning.
  5. Make sure the shower is nice and warm, and then take it.
  6. You should be about half combed by this time, so tilt your head back, make your hair beautiful and damp, and enjoy the refreshing contrast of hot water and the mint fresh breeze in your mouth.
  7. When you’re done cleaning, rinse off all the foam with drops and let it rinse off.
  8. Rinse your brush quickly in the shower, then get out of the shower and put your toothbrush back in place. (If your bathroom configuration doesn’t allow it, consider a wall-mounted shower toothbrush holder. I would recommend taking it out of the shower when you’re done because it gets disgusting.)
  9. Finish your shower and go out.

So go ahead: let the mint foam roll down your chin down the drain. If it ever gets old, it hasn’t had time yet.


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