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Find Out Truths about Teeth and Tooth Brushing

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 16th September 2016 | 0 comments
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A little girl brushing her teeth against a white background.

              girl brushing her teeth

Too big or too hard tooth brushes may damage the gums besides failing to effectively clean the teeth. The ideal manual brushes should have a medium-sized head and a narrow neck.

Key takeaways:

  • Teeth should not be brushed immediately after meals to allow saliva to rebalance pH in the mouth.
  • Brushes are not the same. Electric brushes are more effective at removing plaque than manual brushes.
  • Gum disease does not only affect the mouth. It has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and low birth-weight babies.

‘While it’s far better for your teeth to eat fruit with a meal rather than between meals as a snack, the natural sugars and acids in fruit outweighs any ‘cleaning’ effect,’ explains Karen.

Read the full story here

http://www.womansweekly.com/health/tooth-brushing-truth-teeth-26418/

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

We are an experienced dental team and are proud to deliver excellence, innovation and results that are second to none, using state of the art techniques in a practice dedicated to your comfort, wellbeing and most importantly, your smile.


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