There are many people who do not clean their teeth correctly according to the dentists' recommendations or do not do it as often as they should. What's alarming is that there are many others who have decided not to wash them ever, either out of neglect and bad habits, or distrust of oral hygiene products.
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10 years without picking up a toothbrush
It's been over10 years since Alice Kid has picked up a toothbrush. In an interview with The Sun, the young woman recognised that it was difficult for her to confess because oral hygiene is one of those taboo subjects that nobody is supposed to talk about.
Kid claims that she has perfect teeth and no breath issues. She doesn't smoke or drink, meaning she isn't worried about staining her teeth with nicotine or red wine stains.
Even though she doesn't brush her teeth, she goes to the dentist once a year. Her dentist has yet to discover her little secret, although he does tell her she should floss and removes the buildup of plaque every time she goes in. Kid says she has never experienced any major problems, having had no fillings, extractions or root canals.
Kid is convinced that not brushing your teeth is good for your health and she isn't the only one. In reality, many believe that they are able to maintain good oral hygiene and have their reasons to believe so.
The NHS recommends we brush our teeth with fluoride toothepaste for two minutes last thing at night and another time at some point during the day. Three in ten Brits admit to only brushing their teeth once a day. The NHS says that electric and manual toothbrushes are equally good.
For most adults, a toothbrush with a small head and a compact, angled arrangement of long and short round-end bristles is fine. Medium or soft bristles are best for most people.
The NHS also suggests not to rinse your mouth with water straight after toothbrushing as it will wash away the toothpaste and reduces its preventive effects.
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