Bacteria cannot live without water, like any other living creatures on our planet. Therefore, there are no living microbes on a completely dried toothbrush. They will appear when you wet the brush (and start rubbing the bacterial infection into the tooth enamel). Therefore, before brushing your teeth, you should not wet the brush, say dentists, in particular, Robert Leale, a dentist from the United States. He also emphasizes that mixing toothpaste with water when you put it on a wet brush reduces the effectiveness of the paste by at least half. This makes brushing a waste of time.
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Also, do not rinse your mouth with toothpaste inside. During the cleaning process, you collected the microflora of the mouth on a brush and in a paste, and chasing dirty paste back and forth through the oral cavity is a bad idea. Spit out the whole paste and only after that rinse your mouth (preferably from a glass with clean water, and not pressing your lips against the tap). Done! You are gorgeous.