The minty flavour you get from brushing your teeth is refreshing and clean — until you drink some orange juice or take a bite of a muffin. If you want to rid your mouth of that mint taste, Redditor EtherBoo finds that hot water does the trick.
Photo by Julie Jordan Scott.
EtherBoo started brushing his teeth in the shower and found that he didn't have the minty aftertaste, yet did when brushing in front of the mirror. He believes it's the hot water. Commenter spate42 added that rinsing with hot water did the trick too, so that appears to be the cure for the minty aftertaste. Additionally, Etherboo notes that brushing in the shower has the added bonus of easier cleanup. When I was visiting my dentist last week, she also suggested that brushing and flossing in the shower is helpful to people who can't remember to do either often enough. I could stand to floss more, so I may give this all a try soon (although I need to get faster at flossing first so I don't spend all day in the shower).