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4 Tips for Brushing Your Teeth
As far as brushing your teeth is concerned, you probably don’t need anybody to tell you what to do, right? After all, you were probably taught how to brush your teeth when you were a child, and it really isn’t that hard.
It turns out however, that we actually need a little more help than a lot of us realise, as brushing your teeth is actually much harder and more complex than first thought. Of course, we know the basics, but are you using an electric toothbrush? Are you using the right toothpastes, and are you rinsing after brushing?
There’s a lot more to brushing your teeth than giving them a quick once over in the morning when you wake up, which is why dentists often hand out free advice to their patients.
If you want to keep your teeth white while looking and being healthy, here’s a look at several useful tips for brushing your teeth.
Brush them twice a day
One of the easiest ways of brushing your teeth more efficiently and caring for your teeth more effectively is simply to brush them twice per day.
A lot of people make the mistake of brushing once per day, and while once is still good, it’s obviously not as beneficial as brushing twice per day.
Studies have found that brushing twice per day can reduce the risk of tooth decay by as much as 50%.
Ideally try to brush your teeth in a morning after your breakfast, and in the evening right before you go to bed.
Don’t rinse after brushing
Another top tip from dentists when it comes to looking after your teeth when brushing, is to NOT rinse after brushing.
When most people brush their teeth they brush them and then rinse their mouths out with water afterwards. What this is actually doing is rinsing away the toothpaste and the protective ingredients it contains.
It may seem odd at first, but after brushing, and after using mouth wash, do not rinse your mouth out with water. Don’t worry, the minty taste will go away much quicker than you think, but the protection for your teeth will last much longer.
Use toothpastes with fluoride
Decades ago, fluoride got some bad press, but we now know enough about it to know that fluoride is very beneficial for the teeth.
Fluoride has been found to be beneficial for the outer layer of enamel on the teeth, helping to strengthen it and thereby strengthen the teeth and protect against damage and decay.
When buying toothpaste, always look for toothpaste containing fluoride.
Use an electric toothbrush
Finally, if you’re using a manual toothbrush as opposed to an electric one, go ahead and invest in an electric one sharpish.
Electric toothbrushes provide more strokes per second, they have smaller heads, they’re more powerful, and they’re designed to clean the teeth more evenly and more efficiently.