How to Brush Your Teeth Without a Toothbrush

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Have you ever gone away and forgotten your toothbrush? It happens to everybody occasionally, but it is possible to clean your teeth without a toothbrush. All you need is a paper towel and your toothpaste.

Carefully wet the paper towel a little bit and squeeze on a dab of toothpaste. Wrap the paper towel around your finger and use it as a toothbrush, taking care to scrape off as much dental plaque as you can. If you do want to brush your tongue, it’s best to scrape your tongue with your teeth. After “brushing” your teeth, rinse your mouth, swishing the water thoroughly to help remove any debris that may have been loosened by this novel brushing technique. If you have any dental floss, make sure you use it because this will help tremendously to remove debris from deep in between your teeth.

If you don’t have any dental supplies whatsoever, you can try using a wet finger or wet towel to clean your teeth as best you can, rinsing your mouth thoroughly afterwards. Usually, if you’re staying at a hotel, it’s worth contacting reception because they normally have a supply of toothbrushes and toothpaste just for these occasions!

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