I’m a doctor – why you should never brush your teeth AFTER you wash your face | The Sun

MANY people have their morning and evening routines down, but a doctor has revealed why you should never brush your teeth after washing your face.

Dermatologist Dr Lindsey, who posts under @dermguru, uploaded a video explaining you can “destroy” your skin if you do them in the wrong order.



She wrote: “If you’re brushing your teeth after already washing your face, you’re destroying your skin.

“Bacteria from your mouth in the dribbled out toothpaste can cause acne on your chin.

“Leftover toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, baking soda and fluoride sits on your skin all night.”

She added this can lead to “irritation” and “dryness.”

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Dr Lindsey added in the caption “Chin acne, could’ve been your toothpaste all along.”

Her video has racked up over 23,000 likes, and people were quick to chime in.

One said: “this just changed my life.”

Another added: “Wait. Literally makes so much sense!”

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However, some people were sceptical, with one saying: “Destroying is a very strong word!”

Apparently there are some other fundamental mistakes we're making when it comes to polishing our gnashers, and you won't even know you're doing it.

First off, it's the grip on the brush that will help you get the right action for your chompers.

Your knuckles shouldn't be going white as you grip the end of the brush.

Keep a light touch to make sure you're gentle enough on your teeth's enamel.

Next, you've got to think about the wrist action, if you're scraping away at your mouth like you're getting three layers of old paper off a wall, then you're pushing too hard!

This can damage your enamel and hurt your gums too, leading to gum recession.

If you can't help yourself and you're a bit of a Wreck It Ralph with the brush, you can get an angled handle to ease the pressure off on your teeth.

Next, you need to take a look at your apparatus, how old is your toothbrush?

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If the bristles are looking frayed and worn out, it's probably time for a change.

The older the brush, the less effective it will be at doing its job and that will mean harmful bacteria can collect on your teeth.

You should be replacing your toothbrush once every four months to be sure of the perfect clean!

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