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Patients told to change toothbrush every three months

Posted by Yvonne Wallace

Oral healthcare patients have been reminded they need to replace their toothbrush at least every three months, in information that could be included in dental marketing campaigns.

According to a report by the Daily Mirror, teeth, tongue and gums should be brushed twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each time.

“If you don’t wait at least half an hour after eating, you’ll damage tooth enamel, which is temporarily softened after eating,” dental patients were reminded by the news provider.

Flossing should also take place on a daily basis in order to remove bits of food from the teeth, while individuals were told to go to their dentist if they have inflamed or bleeding gums or other problems including bad breath or a sore mouth after consuming food.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, recently noted parents should ensure children under the age of three brush with toothpaste with a fluoride level of 1000ppm.

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