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NU.nl check daily for posts at the level of reliability. Myth: “It’s good for your teeth, after brushing, do not rinse it with water.”

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To rinse after brushing your teeth makes your mouth water? You can according to the recent reports of, among others, NSMBL, and Famme, better stop with that. According to these websites, it is also good for your teeth, to toothpaste, only to be spit out and not rinse with water. However, this is really good for your teeth?

Where does it come from?

The sites, which is based on an article in The Telegraph in november 2017. In the piece, in which two of the dentists, it is written, there are many tips to get your the teeth as well. One of the tips was, indeed, for it is not to be rinsed with water.

This, according to dentists, the better the oral health, however, the amount of toothpaste available fluoride on the teeth a lot. This would help the holes to be avoided.

Which created holes?

A dentist by Richard Kohsiek Royal Netherlands Society for the promotion of Dentistry (KNMT) says that it is, indeed, almost all of the tooth paste contains fluoride.

But what about fluoride? Kohsiek, explains that acid in the outermost protective layer of the tooth, the tooth enamel may be damaged. “Most of the time this does not happen due to little oxygen is v that we are going to eat it, but because of the bacteria in the mouth, the sugars in food to convert into acid. Sugar is in almost all foods.”

According to Kohsiek and can normally be of your saliva, acids, again harmless. “But it does not work well if you have too many mealtimes in a day or the bacteria is too long, your teeth will continue to sit there. There may be holes to be created.”

“Fluoride helps to protect the teeth, because the tooth enamel is stronger, and therefore the teeth are less susceptible to the damage that chemicals can do.”

You will need to rinse it after brushing your teeth?

Fluoride is, however, more time is needed to be in the major draw. It takes, according to Kohsiek, about an hour’s time. “When you brush your teeth immediately with a strong, flush with plenty of water to rinse a major portion of the fluoride right away. Fluoride remains only loosely adhere to the teeth. It is the result of a flush with plenty of water, that is, there is much less of fluoride into your enamel, you can draw, and fluoride is, therefore, less of the tooth to protect you.”

This does not mean that you are not able to rinse it with water. Kohsiek advises you to brush your teeth first, and the foam of the tooth paste and spit it and if you need to have – is the inside of the mouth with a small sip of water after to flush it. “In this way, there is enough fluoride in the mouth.”

It is better to rinse with a mouthwash?

It is, according to Kohsiek, an option to brushing your teeth to rinse with a mouthwash containing fluoride, but it is also important that you don’t have to vigorously rinse. There are also rinse with a mouthwash too little fluoride to be left behind.

In fact, it is not wise to use it to brush your teeth, to be replaced by rinsing with a mouthwash containing fluoride. “When you brush, you remove plaque from the teeth to the fluoride in the enamel surface can get. Fluoride is rare due to bacteria around it.”

You do not have to rinse too much fluoride now.

If so, you should not be using a large amount of water for rinsing after brushing your teeth. However, there is a risk of too much fluoride intake? Fluoride is a very large amounts of indeed be toxic, but if you use the recommended amount of fluoride, it is, according to Kohsiek, no risk of too much fluoride intake. Even if you don’t naspoelt of water.

Kohsiek, explains that there is roughly 1 milligram of fluoride in 1 g of toothpaste contains. “For each kilogram of body weight may be up to 5 milligrams of fluoride per kilogram of body weight is ingested. As an adult, you have to have a couple of tubes of glue and eat it before the fluoride in the toothpaste is a risk.”

As a young child of 10 kg) that will need a tube of toothpaste opsnoept, according to Kohsiek, however, too much fluoride are obtained. In this case, it is important to have a doctor to turn it on.

See also:
NUcheckt: Why is brushing your teeth with fluoride and your health, not harm

Conclusion

It is not bad for your teeth as you feel comfortable in – you-mouth-after brushing, rinse with a small amount of water. However, it is not necessary to rinse, and it’s better to have a large amount of water. You want to be put in place after you brush your teeth some fluoride remains on the teeth. Because of this, it attracts the fluoride in the toothpaste, well, in the tooth enamel, which makes teeth less likely to be damaged by the acid.

We can evaluate the following statement: “it is better for your teeth to brush your teeth after rinsing with water, as is largely true.

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