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Dentist in Keller TX Explains Benefits of Rubbing Toothpaste on Teeth and Gums

Your Dentist in Keller TX, Dr. Patel, wants you to have a healthy mouth. There are many common misconceptions that it is a good idea to brush your teeth after each meal.


Typically, dental plaque tends to build up after we eat, however, you may be surprised to learn that there is a such thing as too much brushing!


So, if we shouldn’t brush between meals, what should we do?


Your dentist in Keller TX has read about a recent study proving that by simply just rubbing toothpaste along your teeth and gums using your fingers you can decrease the likely of cavities. It is also always recommended to rinse out your teeth with water after eating and/or drinking something. This will help to remove any of the remaining particles, and it even helps to remove some of the bad, plaque causing bacteria.


By rubbing fluoridated toothpaste on your teeth and gums between meals, you can increase your fluoride protection up to 400%! According to research, the finger rubbing technique, along with brushing twice daily, is equivalent to brushing three times a day.


Fluoride strengthens the enamel on your teeth, and by rubbing fluoridated toothpaste on your gums you can help to prevent cavities. For more advice on how to prevent cavities, and to ensure that your oral health is at its best, contact Dr. Patel at Esthetique dental by calling 817-741-1240 to schedule an appointment!