Oxford Dictionaries dubbed “selfie” the word of the year in 2013, and there’s no sign that it will leave our vocabularies anytime soon.
But tooth brushing and flossing have been around since long before that.
Here’s how your selfie habit may be providing a much-needed boost to your oral hygiene routine.
You Care About Having Clean Teeth
Selfies focus on smiles and close-up smiles, at that (unless you’re going for the pouty look that is!) You want yours to look good. The trend of sharing self-portraits on social media may have you comparing your tooth color with that of others’… or even talking to your dentist about a cleaning and professional teeth bleaching.
You Focus on Technique and High-Tech Tools
When you take a selfie, all the details count. These days, some people even snap pictures of themselves at the bathroom sink. You may think twice about what kind of brush you’re using in the selfies you take while brushing your teeth. If you’ve invested in a great new electric toothbrush to keep your smile bright, now is the time to share it!
When you have an audience watching you brush, you’ll make sure you’re doing it right.
You’re Bringing the Family Together
There’s probably no better incentive to brush than to have your picture taken as a reward! Even the tiniest tots are likely to cooperate with brushing if you offer to take a picture of everyone with toothpaste foam mustaches.
You’re Spreading Awareness
Brushing is just as important as heading to the gym. Most people love to share their healthy habits and fit figures on social media in an effort to inspire others. If you’re posting the occasional selfie while brushing your teeth, then you’re highlighting yet
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