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Common Teeth Brushing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Evan
Common Teeth Brushing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)Brushing your teeth daily is an integral part of maintaining good dental hygiene. But brushing mistakes can lead to other oral health problems, such as tooth sensitivity. To avoid these problems, you must learn how to brush your teeth. Read on to discover common teeth-brushing mistakes and how to avoid them:

Not Brushing Long Enough

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes to remove all stuck food particles. However, most people take less than a minute to brush their teeth.

Set a timer on your phone when brushing your teeth to avoid this mistake.

Brushing Too Hard

You might assume you should brush your teeth with as much force as possible to eliminate all food particles. Sadly, brushing your teeth too hard can damage the enamel and lead to tooth sensitivity. Gently brush your teeth using a soft toothbrush to avoid this mistake.

Using The Same Toothbrush For A Long Time

How often do you replace your toothbrush? If you're like most people, you have been using the same toothbrush for more than a year. Your old toothbrush is unhygienic and less effective.

Therefore, to maintain good oral hygiene, replace your toothbrush regularly.

Brushing Too Often

You might brush your teeth more than twice daily to improve your dental health. Unfortunately, brushing too often can damage the gum line leading to bleeding gums.

Brushing your teeth is not the only way to keep your mouth clean. You can floss, chew gum, or swill with mouthwash instead of brushing too often.

Not Cleaning The Tongue

When brushing their teeth, most people don't clean their tongues. Failing to clean the tongue can promote bacterial growth and cause bad breath. So, when brushing your teeth, gently brush your tongue. Consult our dentists today to get more tips on the right way to brush your teeth.
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