A member asked:

Hot water successfully removes dirt so is it better to use hot water when using toothpaste?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Toothpaste: There is no documentation that dirt and the removal of dental bacteria are related. It has been shown to treat the mouth carefully with no extremes of temperature of pressure to best help maintain a healthy mouth.

Answered 11/30/2013



Toothpaste: Formulated to be used with room temperature water. Toothpaste doesn't clean teeth, brushing does. Cavities and gum disease, both infections, are caused by bacteria. Toothbrush & floss remove bacteria by physically disrupting the bacterial plaque. So the secret to good oral hygiene is to be gentle but thorough, and you only need a pea-sized portion of toothpaste.

Answered 8/13/2017



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