toothbrushing

noun
tooth·brush·ing | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrə-shiŋ \

Definition of toothbrushing 

: the action of using a toothbrush to clean teeth

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The way Kim speaks to Kris about his toothbrushing is apparently a textbook example of one of the horsemen: Criticism. Jessica Bloom, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Kim Kardashian Brushing Her Teeth," 21 May 2018 Red-flag scenes, like the toothbrushing moment, were included (and others even faked) to help Kim save a little face. Jessica Bloom, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Kim Kardashian Brushing Her Teeth," 21 May 2018 That can allow plaque to remain and harden into tartar, which simple toothbrushing can’t remove. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth for 2 Minutes Twice a Day?," 13 Mar. 2018 The dog has given him a routine — three walks a day, grooming once a day, a toothbrushing every night. Matt Ormseth, courant.com, "Service Dogs Provide Lifeline For Disabled And Veterans," 10 July 2017 Everyday tasks like bathing, toothbrushing, and cooking have become difficult chores as the threat of lead poisoning and other maladies looms in the tap water. National Geographic, "Intimate Portraits of Flint Show Frustration, Fear, Perseverance," 9 Feb. 2016

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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toothbrushing

noun
tooth·brush·ing | \ -ˌbrəsh-iŋ \

Medical Definition of toothbrushing 

: the action of using a toothbrush to clean the teeth

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