I’m a dentist – it’s a waste of time brushing your teeth before you come in, here’s why

WE all do it – brush our teeth before a dentist appointment.

But one dental nurse has revealed it's a complete waste of time doing so.


Mia took to TikTok to share a video in which she revealed "secrets from the dentist".

She kicked off with: "There’s no point brushing your teeth right before you come in."

But her admission didn't go down too well with people in the comments section, with one writing: "I just have to brush my teeth before appt.

"I don't want bits in my teeth when someone is looking closely at them."

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"I always brush my teeth before I go in and they don’t say nothing," another added.

To which someone else replied: "They mean for people who don’t really brush but do right before so they don’t get caught out but the dentist can tell anyway."

However, someone else argued: "I brush before I go in so they can tell me if my brushing is good or not.

"For a couple of times I was told I wasn't reaching certain places now I know."

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And another person wrote: "As a dentist there 100% is a point to brushing before your appointment."

Mia continued her video with more "secrets", including: "Even vaping (especially disposables) can cause tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss ."

"Remember to change your electric toothbrush head every three months. It’s pointless using it if you don’t," she added.

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And she concluded with: "If you need a filling for your back teeth, get a silver one – it’s cheaper and no-one can see it anyway."

"I got silver fillings, I bloody hate them," another comment read.

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