Myth Busters: Shedding Light on Best Teeth Care Practices

Updated: Dec 18, 2018


Cleaning in between the teeth is critical in sustaining healthy teeth. Flossing and use of interdental brushes reaches for particles lodged between the teeth. Let's look at a few myths, and the truth.


Key takeaways:


Baby teeth do not matter: That's a myth. Decay of baby teeth may harm the permanent teeth that appear in later life.


Mouthwash instead of brushing: That's a myth. Only brushing is capable of getting rid of plaque that builds up on the teeth.


Older people need not brush teeth: That's a myth. Brushing is important across all ages. Older people can enjoy better quality life by regularly brushing teeth.


We recommend brushing the gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled brush. Dentures should be cleaned daily with a strong but soft bristled brush to remove food deposits and plaque.


Read the full story here

https://www.bda.org/public/myth-busters-on-brushing-teeth


For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180