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Tips to brushing your teeth properly.

January 9, 2019
Posted By: Bella Grima
Woman Brushing Teeth | Fairfield Dentist

How you brush:

Bacteria isn't progressive until a certain stage of maturity which researches have found to be after 12 hours. The circular motion of brushing helps to get all of the sticky bacteria off the teeth surfaces. Scrubbing will not help as much as a circular motion will, as it will also damage your gum. These bacteria demineralize the teeth, leaving holes (cavities/decay) in the enamel. Remember to brush for 2 minutes, morning and before you go to sleep.
TIP: Electric Toothbrushes are helpful as they have a smaller head, making it easier to reach hard and awkward sports, like wisdom teeth etc.

Using toothpaste with fluoride

Fluoride is proven to prevent decay. It remineralizes the lost minerals on the enamel of teeth and makes them stronger. The best amount of fluoride is toothpaste with 1350-1500PFM (Fluoride with parts per million).

Spit (Don't rinse)

If you only spit and don't rinse after brushing your teeth, this helps as you can floss and get the toothpaste with fluoride in between the teeth! If you rinse, you are washing away important fluoride!

Limit sugar intake

It is a good idea to limit the amount of sugar eaten per day. AS this is proven to help bacteria develop. Experts agree to not have more then four 'sugar hits' per day.


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