Rubbing toothpaste on your teeth 'quadruples protection against decay'By Claire Bates
A visit to the dentist always ends with the same advice - brush your teeth twice a day and make sure you floss in the evening.
Now scientists have suggested rubbing some toothpaste into your gums after lunch as well.
A team from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found the technique vastly reduced the risk of developing tooth cavities.
She added that people should also avoid rinsing out their toothpaste with water after brushing.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that prevents decay by strengthening the protective enamel coating on teeth.
However, just 10 per cent of England’s water is fluoridated compared to 60 per cent in the U.S. due to health concerns.