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The Myth of Rinsing and Spitting

Many of us were taught at an early age to rinse our mouth out immediately after brushing our teeth. Researchers have discovered that this is actually not the best method. It seems that a brighter smile and fewer trips to the dentist are the direct results of allowing a portion of the paste to remain. This will help to maintain healthy gums as well as to strengthen tooth enamel, leading to fewer issues such as cavities and periodontal disease.

– It is wise to leave a portion of the paste in your mouth for an extra ten minutes after a cleaning session.

– Brushing should occur at least two times per day.

– Rinsing simply dilutes the healthy chemicals found within toothpaste.

“The fluoride, the Novamin, the potassium nitrate, the calcium, the bicarbonate: all the bits in toothpaste that actually do something, need time to work.”

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