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Stop bad habits when brushing teeth

Today I want to discuss three tips on muscle movement while brushing your teeth, which can also be applied to anti-aging practices. I won't be covering how to brush your teeth efficiently or any dental advice as I am not a dentist.

1. Avoid opening mouth too much when brushing

Use a smaller toothbrush for hard to reach areas, but don't drop your jaw too much when brushing lower teeth to avoid skin pulling and neck tension. Remember to floss daily, paying extra attention to the back of your teeth where food can get stuck. Be mindful of tension in your chin and neck muscles while flossing.

2. Rinsing mouth

After brushing and flossing, rinse your mouth with water, but avoid tensing your chin. Instead, use a tiny smile and move the water around your mouth to massage and iron out the nasolabial lines. This promotes better blood circulation and is like a massage for the core muscle of the face, the mouth, and tongue. Check out the "How to drink" video to learn more about using facial muscles in daily activities.

3. Gargle

Gargling is recommended after coming back from outside to maintain good oral hygiene. When gargling, be careful not to stick out your chin too much, as this can cause tension in your chin muscles if done every day. If necessary, use a finger to touch and relax the overworked muscles while gargling. Remember to be mindful and take care of your oral hygiene.


It's important to keep the chin relaxed when brushing, rinsing, and flossing teeth to avoid unnecessary tension. If you have any other tips or ideas, feel free to share in the comments. Additionally, the facial yoga app has just launched a free facial symmetry analysis feature for those interested. The Koko Face Yoga method is also available for teaching on their website. Finally, if you're excited about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, the channel is recruiting participants for live streaming together. Check out their website for more information. Thank you for watching, and see you in the next video!

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