Find the Best Plan in Your Area
Find The Right Dentist For You
Ideally, people would be brushing their teeth after every meal to remove all leftover food particles to boost dental health and prevent tooth decay. However, not everyone has the time to do this, and few people carry toothbrushes around with them wherever they go.
According to researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, simply massaging some toothpaste on teeth after a meal may be the key to fighting tooth decay.
The scientists found that people who used their fingers to massage a high-fluoride toothpaste on their teeth after a meal had enhanced protection against dental problems. According to researcher Anna Nordstrom, D.D.S., Ph.D., the "massage" method seems to be as effective as a third brushing for increasing the amount of fluoride protection a person's teeth get.
"Rubbing the front of your teeth with toothpaste can be an easy way of giving your teeth a third 'shot' of fluoride during the day, after lunch for example. But this should not replace brushing with a fluoride toothpaste morning and evening – it's an extra," concluded Nordstrom.
For more information on discount dental plans, call 1-888-632-5353
© 2012 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.