Every seventh brushes no teeth in the morning

One in seven from northern Germany does not brush their teeth in the morning.

(09/22/2010) According to a survey by the Techniker Krankenkasse, one in seven Germans in northern Germany do not brush their teeth in the morning. Many cited the reason that they simply “forgot” to brush their teeth in the morning, while others said they had no time to brush their teeth in the morning.

Every seventh North German doesn't think much of brushing their teeth. Men in particular would refuse to brush their teeth, as a spokeswoman for the Techniker Krankenkasse confirmed. Brush even less in the evening, one in four said they did not brush their teeth in the evening.

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day. The best times are in the morning after getting up and in the evening before going to bed. Chewing gums without sugar, contrary to what some people think, do not replace brushing your teeth. Chewing gums are, however, suitable for in between, because they stimulate the flow of saliva. Saliva helps neutralize the harmful acids that are created with every meal consumed. If you can't brush your teeth in the evening or morning, chewing gum is also an exception. The toothbrush should also be changed every 6 to 8 weeks, since germs of all kinds can collect between the bristles. According to a study, mouthwashing helps clean the spaces between the teeth.

In naturopathy, dental care is of great value even when eating. A healthy resistant tooth is also dependent on a nutritious diet. Our teeth are biting tools and in today's mostly soft-cooked food the teeth lack the stimuli of a solid food to keep their substance and the roots in the gums. (sb)

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