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brushing technique

Proper care of oral cavity and brushing technique

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! At least twice a day. The brushing of teeth after dinner at night is more important than morning brushing. Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly …

after toothpaste

Do not rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth.

After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste. Don’t rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting it and reducing its preventative effects. Better yet, you can rinse your mouth with toothpaste “slurry,” which simply means sipping a tiny amount of water and mixing it with …


Common Misconceptions about Oral Hygiene

The hygiene of oral cavity is of paramount importance as improper upkeep of it can lead to many systemic illnesses. Though we are well aware of the hygiene of other body parts and the systemic illness but we are hardly ever taught the proper upkeep of oral cavity. The knowledge of oral hygiene is not …