Many Dutch people know that taking care of your teeth is important. Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things to keep your mouth healthy and clean. But why actually?

1. Remove the dental plaque
To keep your mouth healthy it is important to remove plaque. Dental plaque is the white-yellow layer that forms on and between your teeth and the transition to your gums.

It consists of bacteria and products from bacteria. These bacteria convert sugars and starch in your mouth into acids. And it is precisely these acids that dissolve the enamel on your teeth and molars and this creates holes. Brushing two minutes a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste means you don't have to get holes.

2. Prevent inflamed gums
Dental plaque is also the cause of inflamed gums. Because if you do not clean the plaque properly, the bacteria from the plaque will cause your gums to become inflamed. The inflammation can spread and then the underlying jaw bone is affected. Ultimately, so much jaw bone can disappear that your teeth and molars can stand loose.

Use the correct toothpaste

It is therefore important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes to prevent cavities and inflamed gums. Which toothpaste you brush with is also very important. The type of toothpaste that works best varies with teeth.

For the whole family, elmex® has products that offer effective protection against caries (cavities). There are product lines for sensitive teeth, anti-caries, extra enamel protection and for children's teeth that require appropriate care at every new stage. They strive for healthy teeth for a lifetime.