Are you supposed to rinse after using mouthwash?
Are you supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth
should you rinse after using mouthwash?
Dr Olufunmilayo, a UK based medical doctor and social media influencer provides a detailed answer. 👇
As you brush your teeth today: Remember NOT to rinse your mouth after. Just spit out the excess toothpaste- but do NOT rinse your mouth. It gives the fluoride time to work on your teeth. Do it for just three months and see your teeth become whiter, stronger and a lot better.
So when do I rinse my mouth? NO. You do NOT need to. Simply brush your teeth. Spit out the excess toothpaste.
And do NOT rinse your mouth. At first it would feel a little awkward, But you will get used to it.
And give it about 30minutes before you go and eat or drink anything.
“Oh but it will take over the taste of the food when I eat after except i rinse my mouth”
NO. It does NOT. As a matter of fact, within about 15minutes, your mouth is back to normal like nothing happened. And you know what? Your breath is fresher, And your teeth feels better.
Toothpaste is a form of tooth treatment. It needs time to work on your teeth and bring out sparkling results Almost like putting relaxer to your hair and washing it off immediately with water. It would not do anything.
Same way after brushing your teeth,
Don’t rinse your mouth.
Should I shock you?
You MUST brush your teeth at night.
You MUST brush your teeth twice a day.
But you do NOT have to brush in the morning.
Brush your teeth for 2minutes at least. Brush twice a day- at night and at any other time (maybe morning).
And NEVER rinse your mouth.
It’s important to brush your teeth at night everyday because after eating at night- food can get stuck to your teeth and between your teeth all night long. And the hours of the night is so much time for bacteria to act on that food and destroy your teeth. So please brush at night.
What kind of toothbrush should you use?
To be frank it doesn’t matter if you use electric or manual toothbrush. As long as you brush all your tooth surfaces. Just make sure it is a SOFT toothbrush.
AVOID “hard” toothbrush – it ruins your teeth and makes it sensitive over time.
What kind of toothpaste should you use?
Any toothpaste that contains fluoride is fine. Check on the label: once it contains at least 1350 ppm of fluoride, it’s okay.
Children do NOT need any special “children’s toothpaste”- they can use the same one as the rest of the family.
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