Tooth truth? One British clinician is mythbusting for better smiles.

Dr. Sameer Patel, Clinical Director at award-winning specialist dental and orthodontic practice Elleven, recently distinguished oral hygiene routine myths from fact in an interview with Hello magazine.

MYTH: Rinse your mouth out with water after you have brushed your teeth. 

FACT: Do not rinse after you have brushed your teeth as this washes away the fluoride in the toothpaste which is good for your teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. Just spit out the excess toothpaste.

MYTH: Electric toothbrushes are better than a manual toothbrush. 
FACT: Both electric and manual toothbrushes are fine to use on your teeth, however you need to have the correct manual technique if you opt for the latter. If your technique is not as good manually, then you will see a difference in your oral hygiene if you switch to an electric toothbrush.

Read nine more tips at: http://us.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/2014091020891/top-tips-for-perfect-teeth/

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