The doctors explained why you should not rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth

British dentists have issued a number of recommendations related to teeth care. According to their data, for example, after brushing your teeth it is not necessary to rinse the mouth with water.

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According to experts, in terms of maintaining clean and healthy teeth, we do a lot wrong. In particular, we need to brush our teeth not less two minutes, and for cleaning it is best to use a good paste with fluoride.

The dentist, Karen Coates explained that it is not necessary to wet the brush and fill its entire surface with toothpaste. It will be more than enough to squeeze onto the toothbrush the size of a pea. Each tooth needs to be handled in a circular motion.

Coates also noted that the teeth should be cleaned gently. Too active cleaning can contribute to irritation and inflammation of the gums.

The dentist also touched the question of whether to rinse teeth after brushing with toothpaste. The expert believes that you should not do that.

“When you brush your teeth, just spit out excess but do not rinse your mouth. So you won’t just wash away all the fluoride,” — said the expert.

In addition, at least for half an hour after cleaning, do not drink or eat.  The particles of fluoride remain in the teeth for about 30 minutes.

In addition, the dentist advised not to brush your teeth immediately after meals: this habit can ruin the enamel that is already weakened by the acidity of food intake. Lastly, don’t forget to visit your family dentist at least every six months for cleaning and checkup.