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Wet Your Toothbrush: The Common Mistake Dimming Your Smile

The dentist revealed how to avoid yellow teeth.
The dentist revealed how to avoid yellow teeth.
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4:11 PM EDT, May 7, 2024

A snow-white smile is a dream for many of us. Unfortunately, achieving this effect takes quite a bit of effort. It turns out that most of us make a mistake that causes our teeth not to look how we want them to.

Yellow teeth are a problem for many of us. Often, even expensive whitening toothpaste can't protect us against this problem. Fortunately, there are simple and also cheap ways to remedy this.

Are you afraid of yellow teeth? Remember one thing

Each of us tries to take care of our teeth. Often, we invest in expensive whitening pastes, hoping that, finally, we will be able to smile widely. Doctor Ferakh Hamid, who has been working as a dentist for over 20 years, revealed in a conversation with Leeds that it is extremely important how we prepare our toothbrushes before scrubbing our teeth.

The dentist emphasized that before we start cleaning our teeth, we should moisten the brush's bristles with water. Wetting them again after we've already applied toothpaste is not a bad idea.

Do you brush your teeth immediately after eating a spicy meal? That's a huge mistake

It's no secret that teeth should be brushed at least twice a day. Ideally, we should scrub them after every meal. However, it turns out we shouldn't always do it right after eating.

"We definitely recommend holding off on brushing after consuming anything acidic, whether it's fruit, soda, juice, or sour candy." said in a conversation with LADbible Dr. Ezzard Rolle from Columbia University.

It's all because of the acids in the mouth at that time. Using a toothbrush immediately after consuming, for example, a spicy meal, can weaken the enamel of our teeth.

"After eating or drinking something acidic, I always recommend rinsing with or drinking water, which starts the remineralisation process of the enamel," the dentist emphasized.

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