A Debate About How to Brush Your Teeth Has Rocked Twitter... Allegedly

February 16, 2018

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Twitter user @envyteeee set things in motion when she asked her followers,  “Do y’all wet the toothbrush first, or put toothpaste on first?”

People quickly chimed in with their comments:

“I put toothpaste on first.”

“I wet the toothbrush but I squeeze the toothpaste on my tongue.”

One person’s brushing method was clearly the most common way to do things because their comment received over 139,000 retweets and nearly 400,000 likes:

“Wet the toothbrush, put toothpaste on, wet that boy again. Then brush. That’s law.”

Others didn’t agree:

“Um no, just put the toothpaste on THEN wet the brush smh.”

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

Someone responded: “Bristles gotta stay soft, you might as well use sand paper with ur technique.”

Another person agreed with the “wet the brush first” technique, but said you have to use really hot water at first to kill the germs sitting on your toothbrush.

(Rare)