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    Truths about Tooth Brushing and Your Teeth

    A little girl brushing her teeth against a white background.

                       girl brushing her teeth

    Some people believe fruit for dessert will help clean teeth. It is not true, since fruits contain natural sugars that damage teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • Teeth should not be brushed immediately after meals to allow saliva to rebalance pH in the mouth.
    • Brushes are not the same. Electric brushes are more effective at removing plaque than manual brushes.
    • Gum disease does not only affect the mouth. It has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and low birth-weight babies.

    ‘While it’s far better for your teeth to eat fruit with a meal rather than between meals as a snack, the natural sugars and acids in fruit outweighs any ‘cleaning’ effect,’ explains Karen.

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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.