When it comes to brushing your teeth, dentists say you're doing it wrong
When it comes to brushing your teeth, dentists say you're doing it wrong!
You need to do more than brush twice a day. Brushing for two minutes each time can help remove plaque. Plaque forms naturally right after you've eaten but some foods are worse than others.
Dentists say limiting yourself to four 'sugar hits' each day should prevent irreversible damage to your teeth. Foods with added sugars are worst and heavy consumption can cause decay. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste is your best bet. Fluoride makes teeth stronger by replacing lost minerals in teeth.
Avoid eating or drinking anything after brushing at night so the fluoride can get to work. Be gentle and use short precise strokes.
Brushing your tongue is a good way to prevent bad breath. Brushing up on that skill should make everyone smile!