Socal media can often make us rethink the seemingly trivial aspects of our daily lives. For instance, when was the last time you consciously thought about the steps you take to brush your teeth? An online debate on this matter, however, suggests people have strong reactions.
Mashable reports it all started with a Twitter user asking, “Do y’all wet the toothbrush first, or put toothpaste on first?”
Responses to the question were decidedly divided. Some opted for wetting their toothbrush first, while others explained they wet their toothbrush only after the toothpaste is applied.
In the end, though, more appeared to support rinsing the toothbrush first.
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Unusual uses for old toothbrushes
Clean the soles of shoes
We know shoes are meant to get dirty, but sometimes enough is enough. Use a toothbrush to reach the crevices on the bottom of your shoes and get rid of all the dirt!
The shelf life of mascara is questionable, but don't let mascara clumps stop you from your makeup routine. Simply brush a toothbrush over a wand to get rid of those clumps.
Clean grime spots around sinks, tubs
Dip into a tile cleaner and get scrubbing!
Clean bike chains
Just dip into some soap and water.
Scrub fish tanks
Clean a glass tank with a toothbrush, without getting dirty!
Clean crayon marks off walls
Simply spray with some shaving cream, scrub and it's gone!
Clean your fingernails
With just some soap and water, your nails will be as good as new.
Dye your roots
If you're attempting an at-home dye job, apply some dye to the toothbrush and brush your roots. The bristles will distribute the color evenly without missing a spot!
Clean a garlic or cheese grater
Dip toothbrush in dish soap mixed with water and scrub!
Clean old coins
If you're a coin collector, give the coins a little scrub with soap and water. It'll look as good as new!
Sometimes, things don't work in your favor if you're a multitasker. For those who eat at their computers, get rid of those crumbs with a toothbrush.
Clean out hairbrushes
Toothbrushes are small enough to detangle hair-filled hairbrushes.
Apply dry shampoo
As always, dry shampoo saves the day. Spray some on the bristles and brush on your roots! You'll look like you never skipped a wash.