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Top 4: Dental myths debunked

TePe, the experts in oral hygeine, have acknowledged that people find it difficult to differentiate between facts and myths, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

TePe, the experts in oral hygeine, have acknowledged that people find it difficult to differentiate between facts and myths, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Myth: There is no harm in sharing toothbrushes - Fact: It is always best to keep to your own toothbrush because your unique bacteria does remain on the brush and some bacteria simply should not be shared in this way. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Myth: Brushing your teeth harder than normal is a better way to keep them clean - Fact: To maintain a healthy mouth, it is recommended that we brush for two minutes, twice a day with a soft to medium toothbrush, using a gentle circular brushing motion with fluoridated toothpaste and cleaning the spaces in between the teeth with floss or an interdental brush. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Myth: Eating fruit before you go to bed cleans your teeth Fact: While containing necessary nutrients, a lot of fruits contain sugary substances that are not good for your teeth before bed. Eating fruit before bed provides sugary and acidic conditions for plaque bacteria to thrive. Coupled with the reduction in the protective saliva flow that occurs naturally at night, eating fruit before bed puts teeth at risk of damage (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Myth: All mouthwashes do the same job - Fact: Mouthwashes, like toothpaste, contain different ingredients that are included to achieve different results. Some of the ingredients are not suitable for all individuals. People with a dry mouth, who suffer with mouth ulcers or who have sensitivity should avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol. (Source: Thinkstock Images)