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Dental Tips & Tricks

Updated: Mar 5


Toothpaste

Going overboard can sometimes be just as much of an issue as not going far enough. When it comes to keeping your teeth clean, this is definitely true. Too much toothpaste is a waste, so you should only be using as much as you need.

This can be different for different toothpastes, so check the packaging, or if you really want to be sure about it then check with your dental hygienist the next time you see them. If you’re using the right amount of toothpaste, your smile will thank you.

Dental Floss

There’s one thing a dental hygienist will always tell you to do: floss. For something so important, though, it sure can be a pain. Here’s a trick: tie your floss in a knot. It increases the tension of the floss and makes it easier to maneuver. It also makes it less likely that you’ll lose your grip. You’ll never have to disappoint your dental hygienist again.

Give it Half an Hour

Brush your teeth at least half an hour after meals or acidic beverages. Acidic foods and drinks soften the tooth enamel and brushing your teeth before the pH of your mouth has restored itself to normal means that you could be damaging your teeth over time.

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