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5 Common Dental mistakes

by NOA Dental Clinic on Nov 11, 2014 in Oral Health

Many experts agree it’s actually best to wait a little while after a meal to brush your teeth, rather than trying to clean them right away. This is especially valid in cases where you have had something acidic like oranges or lemons. Its good to leave at least a window of around 30 minutes after you eat. This is because the acidic food and sugars temporarily softens the teeth enamel and brushing right away can actually cause damage to the teeth enamel.

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Mouthwash: To rinse or not to rinse?

Mouthwash: To rinse or not to rinse?

by NOA Dental Clinic on Oct 24, 2014 in Dental

Studies have shown that regular tooth brushing along with the use of a mouthwash can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than just brushing. The reason being, brushing focuses on just the teeth, which is just 25% of the mouth, whereas a mouth rinse can reach nearly all of the mouth’s surfaces. Even with regular brushing and flossing, bacteria often gets left behind. Brushing along with the use of a germ killing mouth rinse twice a day can significantly reduce plaque as well as gingivitis.

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