lunes, octubre 15, 2018

Oral care: The limitations of just brushing alone

Many people think that brushing your teeth twice a day is enough to maintain good oral health.

However, considering that teeth only comprise 25% of the mouth, brushing alone may not be enough to prevent bad breath, gingivitis and guard against cavities.

The bristles on a toothbrush and the mechanical act of brushing are great for scrubbing the surface of the teeth, but the mouth consists of many other hard-to-reach parts.

To maintain an excellent level of oral hygiene and ensure your entire mouth is cared for, you should consider a more holistic approach.

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It is therefore a good idea to include a mouthwash, flossing and regular dental visits in your dental care routine.

Brushing your teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential. This practice is a large contributor to maintaining clean teeth.


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