The big mistake we're all making when brushing our teeth

Think you've got this self-care thing in the bag? I regret to inform you, you may be doing it wrong. At least when it comes to your teeth. 

Whether you diligently brush your teeth for at least two minutes every day and night, or if you have a tendency to only brush your teeth 'after the next coffee' and then end up forgetting altogether, it turns out we may all be in need of a little dental education.

Dr Anna Peterson is a London-based dentist who uses her TikTok platform to educate people about dental hygiene in a fun, accessible way. And when it comes to mouthwash, she's not holding back.

Dr Anna explains why we have mouthwash in the first place. She explains, "Mouthwash is a fantastic product to use, but you have to use it at the right time of day.

"So you'll wake up in the morning, floss your teeth, brush your teeth and then go and have breakfast. And pretty much anything that you're going to eat will contain sugars of some sort.

"What happens when you eat sugars is that your mouth becomes acidic, so it drops in pH. It drops below 5.5 pH, which is the critical pH, and [dentists] call this an 'acid attack.'

"During an acid attack, your teeth start to dissolve. If you were to brush your teeth at this point, what's happening is you're brushing the acid into your tooth. And this causes tooth erosion.

"So to get your teeth out of this critical zone, use mouthwash."

We recommend using our PAP+ Whitening Mouthwash Drops after meals. It contains Nano-Hydroxyapatite, which helps to remineralise and strengthen your enamel, and the motion of swishing the mouthwash around will dislodge food particles and debris.

Using our mouthwash drops for just 60 seconds a day will give you a whiter, brighter smile! Combine it with our best-selling tooth tabs on a daily basis for a low-waste, natural oral care regime that will leave your teeth strong and healthy.

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