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Electric Toothbrush | Toothbrush | How To Brush Your Teeth


Electric toothbrush or toothbrush. This video is on how to brush your teeth, use an electric toothbrush and floss.


This video is a detailed guide of everything you need to know about brushing your teeth with a manual or electric toothbrush and flossing. I really hope you find my video helpful and a special thank you to Dr Ehsan for being so helpful with this weeks video and answering all of my questions in detail.


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Special thank you to Hewett's dental for kindly letting us use their beautiful dental practice to film in. Show them some love on instagram by following them - https://www.instagram.com/hewetts_dental



VIDEO CONTENT INDEX:

1 - How to brush teeth using a manual toothbrush.


2 - How to brush teeth using an electric toothbrush.


3 - How to floss teeth.


4 - Oral hygiene questions and common mistakes.


ORAL HYGIENE QUESTIONS:

1 - Should you rinse your mouth with water after you brush your teeth?


2 - Should you floss your teeth or brush first?


3 - Should you use mouthwash after brushing your teeth?


4 - How often should you change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head?


5 - How long should you wait after eating food before you brush your teeth?


6 - What if you don't like the physical act of flossing or it keep tearing?


7 - What if the gaps between your teeth are too big for the floss?


8 - What toothpaste would you recommend?


9 - Should you clean your tongue? And how should you clean it?



FOOD AND BRUSHING TEETH:

It’s important to note that brushing your teeth immediately after eating can in some cases have a negative effect on your tooth enamel. If you have consumed something acidic, you should avoid brushing your teeth for about 30 minutes afterwards.


Foods that contain citric acid, like oranges, grapefruits and lemons, can soften tooth enamel for a time, and brushing too soon after eating them may damage the enamel while it’s in its weakened state.


In general, try eating nutritious foods that are low in sugar and carbohydrates after eating something acidic. This will help reduce the harmful acids that such foods can create.


In addition, prolonged exposure to phosphoric acid, which is often found in soft drinks, can erode your tooth enamel, exposing the more sensitive tissues beneath. Acid erosion can cause permanent damage to your teeth, so to keep it to a minimum, limit snacking between meals and limit your consumption of soft drinks and sugary snack foods.



FLUORIDE CONTENT IN TOOTHPASTES:

• Children under 3 years old should brush twice daily, with a smear of toothpaste containing at least 1,000ppm fluoride.

• Children between 3 and 6 years old should brush at least twice daily with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing more than 1,000ppm fluoride.

• Adults should brush at least twice daily with a toothpaste containing 1,350-1,500ppm fluoride.


Don't use mouthwash at the same time as brushing. Use it at an alternative time, because it washes away the fluoride in the toothpaste


If you still have any questions feel free to leave a comment below and we will add it to the list for a potential future video with Dr Ehsan.


Please note: All information given in this video is general advice, you should always speak with your dentist if any issues arise.



USEFUL LINKS:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fluoride/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-keep-your-teeth-clean/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/take-care-of-your-teeth-and-gums/




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I'm a prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.



Disclaimer:

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


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