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Find Out Truths about Teeth and Tooth Brushing

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.
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