Zodiac Brushers – How the Signs Take Care of Their Smiles

Zodiac Brushers - Newpark Orthodontics

Everyone has different habits when it comes to their oral hygiene routine. Did you know that your own habits can correlate with the stars?!  

Aries – The Retainer Ram

As the first sign of the solar year, you represent the ‘head’ of the zodiac chart. This means your face (and teeth!) is very important to you. You are always trying to figure out how to turn flossing into a competitive sport so you can win at that too. Try jogging in place or doing calf raises while you brush your teeth to satisfy your desire to constantly stay active.

Taurus – The Brushing Bull

You’re as stubborn and loyal as they come. You buy the same brand of toothpaste every time you finish a tube. Material objects bring you joy and comfort, and your collection of oral hygiene tools is probably very impressive. Since you do not like to be rushed (especially in the morning), be sure to leave adequate time to take care of your smile before you rush off to work!

Gemini – The Toothy Twins

Being forced to make decisions is the stuff of your nightmares. You can never decide which toothpaste to buy. Sometimes your oral hygiene routine can feel like an insurmountable chore because you don’t want to take a break from talking to your roommate long enough to brush your teeth. To overcome this FOMO and your distaste for being alone, use your tooth care time to brainstorm, thinking about all of the oppositional ideas and arguments that crossed your mind that day.

Cancer – The Cavity Crab

Cancer is ruled by the moon, leaving you susceptible to change with the moon’s phases. You always remember to floss on the full moon, but waxing crescent is a different story. You keep incensed or candles next to your toothbrush on the bathroom counter. Familial and caring, you always remember your dentist’s birthday. You probably always send a tooth-themed birthday card, too.

Leo – The Crowned Lion

As the leader of the zodiac chart, you enjoy the opportunity to stand in front of the mirror and admire yourself. You probably wear a crown while you brush your teeth. It’s ok, we know it’s under the sink. Have no shame in your game! You probably asked for gold braces instead of silver ones, that match the rays of the sun that rules your sign.

Virgo – Floss Goddess

As a practical Virgo, you revel in routine. You make time for a thorough brush, floss, and mouthwash at least twice a day. You bring a travel toothbrush to work and keep fresh extras in a drawer at your desk for anyone who needs them. You always squeeze from the bottom of the toothpaste tube, it’s the logical thing to do.

Libra – The Scales of Brushing

Committed to balance and beauty, you floss every day to maintain your status as the fairest of them all. Always the diplomat, you chew on both sides equally. You always have teeth-whitening gum, and you always share it. As a lifelong opponent of injustice, you still carry a grudge against the orthodontist who promised that your braces would be off by prom.

Scorpio – Smiling Scorpion

As a Scorpio, you can smell dishonesty a mile away, and hate when people lie to their dentists about flossing every day. Since you take great care of your smile, you feel jealous when others have whiter teeth than you do. You probably squeeze from the top of the toothpaste tube, if only to frustrate your Virgo roommate who you suspect of borrowing your floss without asking. You have definitely stolen at least one ex’s toothbrush to sabotage their next relationship.

Sagittarius – The Adventurous Archer

The biggest wanderer of the zodiac chart, you are always planning for your next adventure. That’s why you only ever buy travel-sized toothpaste. We know you hate to feel the constraint of routine, so keep your oral hygiene routine interesting by trying different kinds of toothbrushes and flossing in different rooms. You don’t like being told what you can and can’t do, so you definitely did not use a straw to drink soda when you had braces.

Capricorn – The Grinning Goat

You check your email while you are brushing your teeth and lament that you can’t voice dictate your text messages while you’re rinsing. You start dialing your next conference call before you are finished flossing. Dentists love you because you always schedule your regular cleanings at least 2 months in advance. Folks born in Capricorn are said to have naturally strong teeth and bones, and you are up for the challenge of maintaining them. It’s one of your many long-term goals.

Aquarius – White-Toothed Water Bearer

As the zodiac chart’s designated water bearer, rinsing is probably your favorite step of your oral hygiene routine. You love innovation and are always asking your dentist about the newest methods and technology. An active humanitarian, you only buy organic Fairtrade toothpaste and toothbrushes made out of recycled yogurt cups. You are about universal access to dental care. You’ve probably tried oil pulling.

Pisces – The Fluoride Fish

You don’t turn the faucet off while you’re brushing your teeth because the sound of water is comforting to you. You probably keep a dream journal and only remember to schedule dental appointments after you have a nightmare about your teeth falling out. Your natural empathetic disposition makes you a great listener, especially when your dentist is talking to you while you’ve got a mouthful of metal tools and fluoride treatment. You feel personally victimized by the universe when you get a cavity.

The stars are aligned! To learn more about good toothbrushing habits, call our office to schedule an appointment. We’ll tell you all about orthodontic options and caring for your smile.