806 Health Tip: We May Be Using Too Much Toothpaste
Have you been taking the time to go to the dentist like you are supposed to? Do you go every six months? How about during this Pandemic. Have you made sure you kept your mouth health up to par?
I have had two appointments during all of this. I got a few fillings too. I want to make sure my teeth are still there when I get older. I try to remember to floss. I try to brush correctly. I even went out a bought a mouth guard since I have started to grind my teeth at night. Great.
So you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to keep that gum disease away. Gum disease can lead to all other problems like diabetes, arthritis, strokes, heart disease and even cancer. So keep that mouth going strong and make sure you see a dentist.
When you go to the dentist ask them this question. Ask how much toothpaste you should be putting on your brush. If you watch commercials they put a glob on there but that is so they can sell more toothpaste. It is not recommended to ever use that much.
How much should you use? Adults should really only use a single dab of toothpaste. About the size of a pea. Does that seem like it won't be doing it's job? Again ask your dentist and I bet they will agree. Kids need to use even less especially if they are under the age of three. All they need is a thin layer smeared on their brush.
If you use any more you really are just wasting money. If 2020 has taught us anything it is to not waste money. So stop using too much toothpaste.