In the near-complete silence of a study hall at the University of North Georgia, one student made dental hygiene go viral with a YouTube video rap composed to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hip-hop hit “Ice Ice Baby.”
“Brush, Floss, Baby,” rapped by student Jonathan Lee Casas, tells viewers all they need to know about keeping their teeth clean while keeping it real.
Casas covers all the basics of maintaining proper dental hygiene, such as brushing, flossing and using mouthwash and fluoride.
Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is essential to keeping your teeth free of plaque, a biofilm of bacteria that develops on teeth and can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Rinsing with mouthwash regularly kills the bacteria that cause plaque and bad breath. Fluoride treatments, available at your dentist’s office, are also vital for making teeth resistant to decay.
“Dental hygiene is extremely important, especially to the younger generations,” says Dr. Charles Botbol, DDS at Studio B Dental. “This is a fun way to go about educating people about a subject that is vital to their health.”
Perhaps the only downfall of “Brush, Floss, Baby” is that it was performed at a near-whisper, making it difficult to fully appreciate the performer’s tight rhymes and sick flow. Seeing him do the “Ice Ice Baby” choreography while rapping “Brush, Floss, Baby” wouldn’t hurt, either!
Good dental hygiene is as real as the streets. Watch “Brush, Floss, Baby” and learn all you need to know about having healthy teeth.