We all know that brushing twice is one of the best dental care we can take. Another best thing to do is eating less sugar.

When we brush our teeth, it removes the dental plaque – a mixture of bacteria, their acids and sticky byproducts and food remnants.

It is to be noted that bacteria consume sugar and, as a byproduct, produce acids which dissolve mineral out of the teeth, leaving microscopic holes we can’t see.

And if we don’t stop the process, these can become big and visible cavities.

Experts recommend a toothpaste that contains 1350-1500 ppmF – a concentration of fluoride to prevent tooth decay.

Another important thing is that one should not eat or drink anything except water after brushing at night. This also gives fluoride the longest opportunity to work.

Also, don’t rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash – you’re washing away the fluoride! This can be a difficult habit to break, but can reduce tooth decay by up to 25 per cent.

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