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When You Brush Your Teeth, Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

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You may have seen articles online advertising homeopathic treatments to whiten teeth, or even a suggestion to brush teeth with salt, but dentists do not recommend that you trust everything you read. Before you look for ways to whiten your teeth, you should be looking for ways to properly care for their overall health. If your gums bleed when brushing teeth, this could be a sign of gingivitis, which can progress to periodontitis. According to the American Dental Association, nearly 50% of people have gingivitis! Here are some tips for how, and how not to brush your teeth so that you can avoid becoming a statistic.

  • How to brush your teeth.
  • Every dentist will have some variation on the correct way to brush teeth, but for the most part the general principles are the same across the board. Y

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You Only Get One Natural Set of Teeth, Take Care of Them

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Did you know that about 60% of adults go to the dentist for a regular checkup, but only about 40% of them regularly care for their teeth properly? Dental care is actually a more serious matter than most people realize, and the importance of brushing your teeth cannot be understated. To better explain, here are three common questions and answers about brushing teeth.

  1. Not sure when to brush teeth?
  2. Most people do not really know when to brush teeth because they were taught that it should be done once in the morning, and once in the evening. The twice a day for two minutes rule is really just the bare minimum. If possible, a person should be brushing their teeth after every meal, and especially after consuming sugary foods or drinks.

  3. What is the importance of brushing teeth?
  4. If gums

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