Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Update on your brushing habits!

Diana Acosta

Many of our patients buy expensive over-the-counter fluoride mouthwash. We applaud them for their healthy habits, but we have a tip that will leave their wallet and teeth feeling happy!

Changing up the brushing routine

Most of us brush our teeth and rinse our mouths out with water, but what if we left the faucets off? Over the counter fluoride toothpaste much more fluoride than its mouthwash counterpart.

So what’s the deal?

Here is a tip that can save you time and money:

After brushing your teeth for 2 minutes spit out the excess tooth paste and DO NOT rinse with water, drink or eat for an hour.  This way you will maximize on the fluoride in the toothpaste and save you time and money on using a fluoride mouthwash.

You’ll get the most of your fluoride toothpaste, and the earth will thank you for leaving the faucet off and saving water!

We do note however, that children should rinse after brushing until the age of 16.