As a child we are told to brush our teeth twice a day, but how many of us actually do this?
We are all meant to brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. A good tip is to use an egg timer or a stopwatch or brushing along to a song is a good way to make sure we are brushing our teeth for long enough to get them really clean. If you do only brush your teeth once a day; did you know that it is better to clean your teeth before bed then it is to clean them in the morning? This is because while we are sleeping we are not producing as much saliva as we do during the day. Saliva acts as a buffer between our teeth and any bacteria. We produce saliva when we talk eat and drink. Bacteria is produced from the acid left on our teeth from everything we have eaten and drunk during the day, bacteria causes cavities and pain. Something else we all should know is that we should not brush our teeth straight after we have eaten, but wait for at least 20 minutes to an hour. This is because the PH levels in our mouth change after we eat and drink, this affects the bacteria, and so if you do brush after you have just eaten all you will be doing is brushing what you have just eaten and drunk over your teeth and gums. These are some really simple steps to help us on the way to having a healthy teeth and gums.
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