Achieve better dental health in 2 minutes

February 1, 2019

Healthy teeth and gums help with overall hygiene and confidence while keeping diseases at bay. The usual advice is to brush twice daily and avoid excessive sugar, yet some of us need a filling at the dentist.

But some experts say that a two minute dental care, twice daily is all it takes to achieve better dental health.  Brushing the teeth daily, once during the day and once at night can help stop bacteria development in the mouth.

Plaque is a common yet nasty problem in dental hygiene. To speed up plaque removal, mechanical or electric brushing may help.  Mechanical and electric brushes can help remove the sticky dental plaque formed by a mixture of bacteria and food remnants in the mouth. Bacteria produce acids, which dissolve the protective mineral of teeth, leaving microscopic holes that can become big, visible cavities.

Use of disclosing tablets may also help when removing plaque.  Available in pharmacies, disclosing tablets make plaque visible, showing areas that need more attention when brushing.

Last but not the least, it is advised  to not rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash immediately after brushing. This is to prevent washing away the fluoride from your toothpaste that strengthens teeth.

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