The reason we clean our teeth is not to remove food!
Bacterias are the villains. They are the target!
If we can remove bacterias from the surfaces of our teeth, we will not allow them to get organised enough to cause problems to our teeth.
Of course it is important to clean the food, but this is secondary. Food becomes relevant just because it is food for the bacterias as well. More food stuck, more bacterias growing and “eating” as well.
But the bacterias will survive even if we don’t eat anything. So, again, we need to clean all surfaces of our teeth even if we just drink water for the whole day.
London dentist registered in the UK since 2008. His mission is to improve patient health & appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.