Toothbrushing Frequently Reduces Tooth Decay

toothbrushandpasteEveryone knows that consistent, daily brushing is effective in reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. The following study gets very specific with the data gathered at to how effective tooth brushing frequency is for good oral health outcomes. Read on to learn more, and thanks for visiting Advanced Endodontics of Lakewood, OH. 

Regular toothbrushing is important for the maintenance of oral health and the prevention of caries and periodontal disease. Brushing effectively twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste has been a key recommendation from dental organisations for many years. While in 2003 a Cochrane review (Marinho et al) noted that the effectiveness of fluoridated toothpaste was increased by greater frequency of use.

The aim of this review was to assess the effect of toothbrushing frequency on the incidence and increment of carious lesions.

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