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Are you brushing your teeth correctly?


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Are you brushing your teeth correctly? Empty Are you brushing your teeth correctly?

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A new survey by YouGov has found that 3 in 10 Britons only brush their teeth once a day. You might think this is shocking news – especially to a pair of professional dentists. Not so. Naturally, we dentists encourage our patients to brush regularly. But in fact it’s far more important that they brush properly.

To give you an illustration: your dentist or hygienist will probably do a regular check on your teeth that awards you an overall “plaque score”. This score reflects the percentage surface area of your teeth that is covered or partially covered by plaque. Many patients who diligently brush twice a day and think they’re doing a great job of taking care of their teeth come out with plaque scores of 50pc or higher, which is not good.

The reason for these disappointing scores, which come as a nasty surprise to many, is that millions of people don’t truly understand what they should be doing (and why they should be doing it) when they brush their teeth. Do you?

So, for the thousands of patients who over the years have asked us how to be better brushers, here’s our six-point guide to brushing your teeth in the most efficient and effective way – even if you’re one of those 3 in 10 Britons who’s only doing it once a day.

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