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Why you should brush your teeth twice a day?
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day; I would encourage people to brush after lunch as well. You should tip the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, and apply gentle pressure so it blanches just under the gums, vibrate there and flick away. Your brush should not travel across the gums. It is important to get just underneath the gum because a lot of food and bacteria become trapped there. You should always brush your tongue, or buy a tongue scraper. Bacteria and plaque stick to the tongue, so do it whenever you brush. It should take two to three minutes to do a thorough job. Finally do not brush for half an hour after eating, in order to give your saliva time to do its job and neutralise the acid caused by eating and drinking. Before this, your teeth are at their weakest and brushing can damage the enamel. Dr Sarj Patel, Principal