We all want our teeth to be white and free of any plaque.
While many of us believe flossing and regular brushing are the keys to pearly white skin, it seems there’s more to it than that.
One registered dental hygienist, who signed up for @jasminerdh online, says most of us make a common mistake when brushing our teeth: rinse our mouth with water afterwards.
Post to her Instagram account, Jasmine danced when she revealed that this is “the worst mistake you can make with your teeth.”
In the caption, she explains why.
“When you rinse with water after brushing, you are washing away any protective ingredients in your toothpaste like fluoride or xylitol.
“Fluoride is an ingredient in most toothpastes that can help prevent tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel.”
Although some toothpastes are known to be fluoride-free, these often still contain xylitol – an ingredient that helps balance the pH in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.
Medical experts have come up with alternative solutions.
The first is to simply spit out your toothpaste and call it a day. No need to rinse again.
However, if you feel the need to rinse, she offers two other options:
Rinse your mouth with a “fluorinated, alcohol-free mouthwash” or with “an alcohol-free, fluoride-free mouthwash that contains xylitol.”
Her clip received more than 20K likes and nearly 1,000 supportive comments.
“I’ve been doing this since I started brushing my teeth… Oh, my God. Thank you,” commented one viewer.
“You are amazing! I have applied your tips and on my last cleaning a few months ago my hygienist and dentist noticed significant changes! Thank you, ‘ said another.
A third joked about Jasmine’s tendency to share knowledge: “Damn man! Every time I had something to do, she would jump in and tell me I was doing it wrong.”
If you notice constant pain and build-up in your teeth or food keeps getting stuck in an angle, you’ll want to make an appointment with your dentist to understand what’s going on.
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