They said that there are many mistakes that you are probably doing when brushing your teeth. You have been brushing for so many years. You may have believed that you do not have a cavity. Since you have been used to your style of brushing for so long now, you don’t think there’s a problem. There’s not a single person who will read this who has not made one of these mistakes. And most of us are doing it wrongly everyday. So what can we do to make the wrongs right?
This is a list of the top dental care tips from Dentists.
1.Do not keep your toothbrush way too long. You are using toothbrush twice a day, seven days a week, 30 to 31 days a month, that rounds up to 3 months total for the toothbrush’s life. Throw your toothbrush away after 200 uses. The bristles are not efficient anymore to do the cleaning once it goes in all directions. This will certainly affect your dental hygiene. It will certainly reduce the brushing capabilities of your toothbrush.
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2.You are not brushing your teeth long enough. Do not forget to use a timer for this one. Make sure that the fluoride will get enough time for it to react with your teeth and that is for 2 minutes minimum. Dentists are actually recommending 2 minutes as the best amount of time. It is not about just hitting every tooth.
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3.Try not to rinse it with water. You are taking half of the fluoride out of your mouth even if you brush for two minutes if you spit it out and gargle it with water. You want to leave that in there. Rinsing your mouth after brushing is possible if you use a mouthwash. Since mouthwash has fluoride in it, now it is safe to rinse, gargle and spit and the fluoride will still stay. Don’t use water after you brush your teeth. Get use to that feeling and just spit the it out.
4.Do not store your toothbrush in the bathroom. Everyone is probably guilty of this one. Convenience is the reason why we store it inside the bathroom. The shocking truth is, according research studies, more than half of toothbrushes tested has feces on them. The bathroom is humid and always wet. Take it out of the bathroom. Night stand is a good option for you to store it.
5.Floss always. How do you start to floss? It is said that it is very hard to start a habit especially with flossing. It always starts with one tooth. Once you start flossing, it will certainly take place for the rest of your teeth.
6.Brush your tongue. Cleaning your tongue is an investment. Use your favorite toothbrush. Most toothbrushes have tongue scrapers that you can use. Brush your tongue after you’ve been brushing your teeth for 2 minutes. It is important you do every time you brush your teeth.
7.Do not use a hard tooth brush. The soft brush is a good choice. This is a small issue actually amongst dentists. The purpose of your soft toothbrush is get rid of the food and meat that gotten stuck in and around your teeth. The goal is not to shine your teeth up. Brushing them to shine them is not the main objective here. Hard and even medium toothbrushes are going to damage your gums.
Be careful with your teeth. Caring for your teeth might be the wisest step you ever made today.