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Facts about Dental Hygiene:
1,  Brush 30 minutes AFTER every meal.
2.  Floss before brushing to remove food particles that the toothbrush can't.
3.  Change your toothbrush every 3 months. Always replace a toothbrush after you had a cold, sore throat or notorious infections. The bacteria plant themselves on the toothbrush which can lead to reinfection.
4.  Do not use someone else's toothbrush (or vice versa).
5.  You should always maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between the toilet and where you store your toothbrush. The air borne particles from the flush can travel up to 6 feet. Better to put it in a drawer and do not put a cap on it. The toothbrush head actually favors bacterial growth on it as moisture is increased in enclosed containers favoring the growth of bacteria.
6.  Visit a Dentist at least once a year for a complete oral health exam.
7.  Excessive bleeding gums, loose teeth and mouth sores should be looked at quickly.
8.  Gums shrink as we age, exposing soft tooth areas not protected by the hard enamel and will lead to cavities and gum abcesses.
9.  OTC tooth whitening products could contain caustic chemicals that may burn the mouth, tongue, lips, eyes and nasal cavity plus damage the enamel of your teeth. Toothpaste with whitening is a better choice and has the same results, bleaching by a Dentist is the safest alternative.
10.  Saccharine Sodium which is generally used as a sweetening agent in toothpaste is 500 times sweeter than sugar.
11.  The swallowing of a fluoride containing toothpaste can cause many harmful effects such as fluoride toxicity. (Hence children below 5 years of age should be using non-fluoridated toothpastes).
12.  Human teeth have evolved for biting and chewing only. They should not be used as a nut cracker or seed breaker. Over time, grooves will appear in the teeth and create a weak point in which a crack can occur.

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Many aged folks even in their 80-year-old still have good teeth, admirable.

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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2014-8-2 14:25
snowipine Post time: 2014-8-2 12:56
Many aged folks even in their 80-year-old still have good teeth, admirable.

My Mother had all her teeth out at 50 (that was 42 years ago though) it shows dental hygiene wasn't thought to be so important in the Early/Mid 1900's.
A bit like smoking, my Father said to me that during the war he and others would say ' how can smoking be bad for you' !! it can't be...

No one knew in those days

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