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Are you sure you brushing your teeth correctly?




Take a look of this article you might find something you thought wrong about your basic oral care!




You’re brushing too Hard

brushing too hard can actually damage your teeth and irritate your gums. Too much pressure might even lead to scratches and infections if you do it frequently.

Plaque is surprisingly loose and soft, making its removal easier than you think. It’s only difficult to remove when it hardens to tartar, but you won’t be able to reach that tartar anyway; that’s a job better left to your dentist. Besides, plaque on the surface of your teeth struggles to form with regular brushing and flossing. Instead of trying to power wash your teeth, gently massage your molars, canines, and bicuspids with the only the softest strokes of the softest toothbrush.



You’re brushing too quickly

When you rush to brush, you’re leaving behind countless germs, plaque, and food that could wreak havoc on your mouth. On top of that, you need to give the fluoride in your toothpaste time to work its magic on your teeth. It needs longer than 30 seconds to improve your enamel



You share your toothbrush

Toothbrushes also harbor pneumonia, HPV, and even blood borne pathogens. The bacteria that causes cavities — otherwise known as Streptococcus Mutans — is also super contagious. Your partner might not even know if they have a cavity, thereby putting your mouth at risk!



You keep your toothbrush past its expiration date

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you change your toothbrush every four months.

the bristles also tend to get frayed or broken with extended use.

These older bristles won’t clean your teeth the way they should, promoting plaque and germ accumulation that can harm your teeth and gums.




You brush too soon after a meal

When we eat, the acidity from the food lingers in our mouths after we’re done. If you introduce abrasive toothbrushes immediately following a meal, you’re giving those acids better access to sensitive parts of your tooth. This will contribute to enamel erosion and lead to more sensitive teeth in the future.

To prevent these acids from wearing down your teeth, wait at least 15 to 20 minutes before busting out the toothpaste. This will enable your saliva to neutralize and break down the acids in your mouth before they’re worked into the fine lines on your teeth.

You neglect your gums

Brushing your gums with ultra-soft bristles that will allow you to make sure you don’t neglect your gums by not brushing or hurt them by brushing too hard with a nylon toothbrush and causing gum recession.




You don’t clean your tongue

help prevent bad breath and any lingering bacteria in your mouth. The bristles of your toothbrush should do a fine job at loosening potentially harmful bacteria.





You use hard bristles

softer bristles are better for your teeth and gums They bend more easily, making them great for the gum line. They’re less abrasive than hard bristles so they won’t damage your teeth. For people with weakened enamel or sensitive teeth, ultra-soft bristle toothbrushes are the best option around.




You store your brushes improperly

Toothbrushes should only ever be stored in an upright position in the open air. This allows the bristles to dry properly before you use it the next time. Don’t leave it on the counter where the liquid puddles around your toothbrush.



With all of the information above, make sure you are brushing your teeth with the correct way and get your teeth check by dentist yearly so that your teeth are always IN STYLE! 😁😁


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