- Ghanaian Doctor by the name, Gwendolyn Amarquaye-Bayitse has recently emphasized that the duration for teeth brushing must not be less than two minutes
- She explained that using less time in brushing will not help remove necessary plaques that need to be cleaned off
- Dr Amarquaye-Bayitse also entreated the general public to replace their toothbrushes once every three months
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A recent publication by 3News shares that, according to a resident dentist of Pepsodent Ghana known as Dr Gwendolyn Amarquaye-Bayitse, brushing one's teeth should take at least two minutes.
Spending less than two minutes brushing is not enough to remove all plagues from the teeth, the dentist, according to 3News, stated.
Dr Gwendolyn also revealed that the tooth has four surfaces that need proper cleaning; the facial or frontal, chewing or occlusal, inner or lingual, and finally, the interproximal surfaces.
Brushing with the jaws apart ensures effective brushing as it helps segment the teeth into four parts, she revealed.
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She continued that toothbrushes must be lubricated with water before always, and they must be inserted into the mouth at a 45-degree angle to the gum.
The doctor also advised that soft brittles must always be the choice as hard ones are likely to cause injuries and lead to bleeding gum.
Finally, she implored that toothbrushes be changed every three months.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, Supa, known in real life as Seth Koranteng, revealed in an interview with Pulse Ghana that he lost his teeth in an accident six years ago at Dansoman, a suburb in Accra.
He opined that due to the cost involved in fixing the teeth, he ignored them.
A Ghanaian dentist whose name was only mentioned as Dr Fabian has proposed to fix Ghana 2Pac’s teeth for free.
This was made known by Arnold Elavanyo Mensah, host of Vibes In 5 and a panelist on “Showbiz Agenda” on Zylofon FM.
For over one week now, Supa Challenge has been trending in honour of Supa aka Ghana 2Pac. He is a Ghanaian, Nima based rapper who has this unique way of rapping compounded with a unique walking style after he is done rapping.