Myth Busters: Taking Care of the Teeth
Regularly brushing your teeth is absolutely important for healthy teeth. This is the gold standard of all oral healthcare tips. Let’s look at a few myths, and the truth.
- Baby teeth do not matter: That’s a myth. Decay of baby teeth may harm the permanent teeth that appear in later life.
- Mouthwash instead of brushing: That’s a myth. Only brushing is capable of getting rid of plaque that builds up on the teeth.
- Older people need not brush teeth: That’s a myth. Brushing is important across all ages. Older people can enjoy better quality life by regularly brushing teeth.
We recommend brushing the gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled brush. Dentures should be cleaned daily with a strong but soft bristled brush to remove food deposits and plaque.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.