Brushing Your Teeth Kills Only 20% Of Germs, Let Viral YouTube Sensation ‘The Singing Dentist’ Explain HOW!

Brushing my teeth is fairly simple, right? I take a toothbrush, add some toothpaste, hold it at a 45-degree angle and do what I do every single day. It is part muscle memory and part need to ace my annual dental checkups. But, the other day, I read Colgate say that brushing my teeth only kills 20% of germs.

Umm..hold up for a second. So, the remaining 80% live on other parts of my mouth – tongue, gums and cheeks? And brushing teeth isn’t enough for oral hygiene?


Colgate’s research that a complete oral-care routine actually means that I have to focus on TTCG (Teeth, Tongue, Cheeks & Gums) did take me by surprise but I’m glad they had Dr Milad Shadrooh (aka The Singing Dentist) explain everything in an amusing parody of ‘All Izz Well’.

I must admit that I take great comfort in the fact that anchor Maniesh Paul, actress Pranitha Subhash and fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala also seemed adorably clueless about ‘Whole Mouth Health’ in the video. #SoCute

Did you know, our mouth is home to more than 6 billion bacteria? And they reproduce every five hours? Just to put things in perspective, planet Earth is home to 7.7 billion humans. How crazy is that?

But the good news is that not all of them are bad. Some are probiotics that aid in digestion, some protect our teeth and gums and the rest are germs that cause tooth decay, sensitivity and gum disease.

Now that I’ve seen the peppy video, I know that the easiest and surefire way to win ‘The Battle of the Germs’ is to ‘Brush Them Well’ with Colgate Total. This song and dance routine is probably going to play in my subconscious mind every time I pick up a toothbrush 🙂 #NotKidding

Kyunki whole mouth health hai toh thoda bathroom singing and dancing toh banta hai!