Fact: Dry-brushing your teeth for 30 seconds before regular brushing can cut tartar by 60% and cut gum-bleeding risk in half.
I decided to try it out, and so far, I’m a convert.
Now, I brush my teeth with a (very soft) dry brush for about 30 seconds, then follow with wet brush/toothpaste. I’ve been using a Sonicare toothbrush for years (on my dentist’s recommendation). I could definitely tell a difference in the health of my gums when I started using the Sonicare (I tend to brush too hard when I use a regular toothbrush!)—and with this new routine, I’m noticing other changes. My teeth feel smoother and my gums are less irritated. It’s a small change, sure, but it’s an easy one to make—I’ll be interested to see if my dentist notices any difference at my next appointment!
Do you dry brush your teeth? Would you try it? —Aleigh
(Image via JP)