Today I am going to be pointing out 6 mistakes that you are probably making when you are brushing your teeth. I know many of you us have been brushing our teeth for 30 years, 50 years, in some cases may be more and most at times says we have never had a cavity before and I don't think am making any mistakes but that's not the motive of this article.
This article will be pointing out 6 mistakes that you are probably making when brushing your teeth and I bet there is not a single person reading this, who has not made one of these 6 mistakes. And am confident most of us are consistently making many of these mistakes.
So now, Let's dive right into the 6 mistakes most people are making when it comes to taking care of their teeth.
1. Not Replacing The Toothbrush Every 3 Months
I know this is pretty basic and most of us know that but how many of us practice it?. You know, the life of a toothbrush is consistent use twice a day, seven days a week, 30 or 31 days a month is three(3) months.
So after about, 200 uses, you need to start looking for a new toothbrush because of the bristles going all over the place and this does not make us brush the teeth properly.
2. Rinse With Water
After brushing the teeth for two minutes, what you have to do is use mouthwash to rinse and not water because using water takes all the fluoride away which protects and gum. Mouthwash has fluoride in it so using it after brushing is the best as the fluoride still stays and helps the teeth.
3. Not Flossing
Flossing removes small food particles in the teeth. Daily flossing seems very difficult but it also helps as the teeth are a concern.
4. Not Brushing The Tongue
Invest in tongue cleaning. Get a toothbrush that on the opposite side has a little bit of a tongue scraper or you can also use your toothbrush to brush off the tongue after you have been brushing your teeth for two minutes, and it's important to do every time you brush your teeth.
5. Using Hard Toothbrush
Using a soft or extra-soft toothbrush is very good as it gets rid of foods that are stuck in the teeth and around. Using a hard or medium toothbrush only shines on the teeth and does not remove food particles. Also using a harder toothbrush sometimes damage the gum.
6. Brushing Right After Eating
A lot of people do this as they don't wait 30 minutes after they have eaten to brush their teeth. After eating the pH levels drop and our mouth comes more acidic, so you need time to be able to get rid of that saliva, which has a lot of acids, otherwise, we can damage the teeth a bit when if we brush too soon after we eat.
What do you think concerning this? lets it reflect in the comments section.
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