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Tips to brushing your teeth properly.

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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

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

Starting to fray? Throw it away!

You should change your toothbrush every 2-3 months or once it starts to fray. This is because once the bristles begin to fray, it loses it's effectiveness to clean in between and around the teeth properly. This then leaves you with an unclean feeling, leaving unwanted bacteria around the mouth which increases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease.

It is also recommended to change your toothbrush after being sick with a cold/flu as sometimes bacteria can hide in the bristles leading to reinfection.

Don't forget to use soft bristles or an electric toothbrush to take extra care of your teeth and gums!

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