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    (Original post by Another)
    It's easier to keep in your mouth without lather going everywhere, since you're not supposed to rinse after brushing your teeth
    I always rinse. Doesn't everyone? Odd having mouth with toothpaste foam

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    (Original post by SMEGGGY)
    I always rinse. Doesn't everyone? Odd having mouth with toothpaste foam

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    I started off with a toothpaste that didn't lather at all, and now it doesn't feel too weird. It takes some time getting used to, but it's better for your teeth in the long run!

    Most people grow up rinsing, but essentially you're washing away all the fluoride
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    (Original post by Another)
    It's easier to keep in your mouth without lather going everywhere, since you're not supposed to rinse after brushing your teeth
    Oh right! Apologies, I was not aware of that

    Edit: on second thoughts that makes a lot of sense
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    Right. Confession time.

    I went and cleaned my teeth JUST so I can say this:

    Toothpaste is dry and claggy and sticks to the top of your mouth if you don't put water on after the toothpaste.

    FACT

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    I tell my girlfriend to brush my teeth and she does it for me.
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    (Original post by Mimir)
    Right. Confession time.

    I went and cleaned my teeth JUST so I can say this:

    Toothpaste is dry and claggy and sticks to the top of your mouth if you don't put water on after the toothpaste.

    FACT

    (Hashtag Chris Evans)
    That is dedication to the cause! :clap2: I salute you for your service.
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    I'm disappointed TSR

    Not a SINGLE mention of flossing.

    My dental hygienist would be giving you all disapproving looks and a disappointed sigh (and a printed out report with lots of orange and red on it to shame you into flossing)

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    not that all the shaming tactics work - I still don't floss very often :moon:


    and for the record

    water before (because my toothbrush seems to be forever getting dropped on the soap:mad:),
    then toothpaste,
    then a bit of water to squidge the toothpaste into the bristles so there's no icky toothpaste squidging on my teeth feeling


    And I rinse the toothbrush and do a second brush rather than rinsing with water - best of both worlds
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    I would say it depends what end of it you have inserted in your backside. If you have inserted the bristles, definitely water first!
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    I guess I'm a freak, I always just stuck the paste on, then watered it.
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    (Original post by UKCATrocks)
    I would say it depends what end of it you have inserted in your backside. If you have inserted the bristles, definitely water first!
    electric or manual though?
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    (Original post by PQ)
    electric or manual though?
    Ah yeah,. don't forget the batteries
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    I do both.

    I run my toothbrush under the tap, then put toothpaste on. The run it under the tap again so it goes all bubbly and foamy!
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    Water, then toothpaste. Old habits die hard, and whether it's the "right" way to do it or not... quite frankly, I couldn't care
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    Toothpaste first and then under the tap, gotta say its never occurred to me to do it any other way. I also hope you are all turning the tap off after rinsing your toothbrush and not leaving it running while brushing your teeth.....
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    Run it under the tap first and then put the toothpaste on.

    I'm not a savage.
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    Toothpaste first.

    (Original post by acupofgreentea)
    Run it under the tap first and then put the toothpaste on.

    I'm not a savage.
    What are you insinuating? :huff:
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    What are you insinuating? :huff:
    That you're a savage evidently.

    Indetermy, why? :bawling: I've never been so disappointed in you. :noway:
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    (Original post by TercioOfParma)
    I guess I'm a freak, I always just stuck the paste on, then watered it.
    Did it ever grow into anything?
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    (Original post by acupofgreentea)
    That you're a savage evidently.

    Indetermy, why? :bawling: I've never been so disappointed in you. :noway:
    :cry:
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    Did it ever grow into anything?
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