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How can a person know if they are taking proper care of their smile? One way is to follow the guidelines set forth by professional organizations such as the American Dental Association. However, a recent article published by the Huffington Post highlighted several other oral hygiene practices that may help people avoid dental disease.
The newspaper reported that the average person spends only about one minute brushing their teeth during each cleaning session, but this only removes 60 percent of the plaque that exists in one's mouth. Therefore, the news provider recommended that individuals aim to brush for at least two minutes, starting with the areas that are closest to their tongues, since these spaces are most likely to gather food debris and bacteria.
While cleaning teeth is important, these structures only make up about 20 percent of the mouth's surfaces, the news source explained. Antimicrobial mouth rinse can be swished around inside the mouth to reach and clean the other 80 percent of surface areas.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a total of 92 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have at least one cavity. This statistic highlights the need for improved dental hygiene among Americans.
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