If you have spent any time on TikTok lately, you have probably noticed a certain trend that has taken hold on there.
People are squeezing out their toothpaste, mixing it with mouthwash, and storing it in a clear soap pump container.
While we’re not sure why anyone would choose to do this (more work, and for what, exactly?), it seems to be catching on, and a dentist has stepped in to shed some light on the trend.
In the words of dentist Suhail Mohiuddin (TikTok user @dr.m_): “Don’t do this.”
He did a response video to the hack and he says it’s not a good idea to remove your toothpaste from its tube.
“The ingredients of toothpaste aren’t UV stable so exposing them to light can make them ineffective,” he explained.
Beyond that, it’s never a good idea to mix toothpaste and mouthwash. Always read and follow the instructions on your dental products!
The more you know.
Clever! Bur should you try this?? #dentist
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