Five rules protect teeth
People have different views on brushing and dental health. Readers of The Guardian magazine (www.theguardian.com) received expert advice on dental hygiene:
- A dry toothbrush increases friction and insufficiently dilutes the substances in toothpastes, while a wet toothbrush makes brushing your teeth pleasant for most people. Teeth should be brushed twice a day and spent 2 minutes for detailed rubbing (which should not be rough so as not to damage the gums).
- Tooth enamel suffers due to sweets and carbohydrates because the enzymes in these substances affect the formation of acid that damages the teeth. That is why it is not good to brush your teeth immediately after the juice, but you should wait for about 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with water and then brush your teeth.
- It is not good to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth, because that way the fluoride is removed from the toothpaste. The real improvement in tooth preservation in the last three decades has been made possible by fluoride from toothpaste.
- Even various “waters” for rinsing the mouth (and removing bad breath) are not very safe, according to dentists. They note that sometimes it is better to use probiotics instead of these liquids.
- Many people whiten their teeth in various ways. This can lead to damage and tooth loss, experts note. They note that you should consult a dentist before using teeth whitening and other teeth whitening preparations.