Already diligent toothbrush, but still cavities?
Already diligent brush your teeth with toothpaste best, but why my teeth are still cavities?
This question is often thrown in our minds. But are you aware if this condition could occur because of mistakes that you did not realize?
Drg. Syarif Hidayat, SpKGA (K), as Chairman Association of Indonesian Children Dentist, explains that there are still many people who do not know how to clean their teeth properly.
“A lot of people stop brushing your teeth because the mouth has tasted fresh, so it does not clean the entire area of your teeth properly. Fact, health experts recommend for brushing your teeth for two minutes with minimal vertical movement,” said drg. Sharif, met in a Media Briefing in Restauran Pepsodent Goela Flower (6/5).
Besides the issue of incorrect brushing technique. Sweet food snacking between main meals, helped trigger cavities.
“Sweet foods can lower the pH level so that the increased acidity in the mouth. Acids in the mouth is then damaging and disturbing tooth enamel, which can eventually make your teeth cavities.” added drg. Ratu Mirah Afifah GCClindent., DMSc., As a Professional Relationship Manager – Oral Care, PT Unilever Indonesia.