Are You Making These Common Mistakes While Brushing Teeth?

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Brushing your teeth properly is important for maintaining healthy gums and teeth and avoiding many oral health problems. Many mistakes can occur while brushing that can result in cavities, tooth decay, and infection. Read this file to learn more.

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11 Common Mistakes You Make While Brushing Your Teeth

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Good dental and oral hygiene start at home and it ’ s in your reach to get a beautiful smile with perfectlookingteeth. Although you have been brushing your teeth for quite a long time there are many common mistakes that you might be making while brushing.  It ’ s very important to brush in the right way to maintainhealthygumsandteeth.

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Following are some common mistakes people make whilebrushingtheirteeth: 1. Y ou’ v ebeenusingthesametoothbrushfortoolong. It is recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 months or after you have fallen ill. Also change your toothbrushbeforethebristleswearout. 2.You don ’tspendenoughtimebrushingyourteeth. It is advised to brush for 2-3 minutes for proper cleaning. You can even set a timer or use an electric toothbrushwithanautomatictimerforthispurpose. 3.Youarebrushing tooquickly. Brushing your teeth quickly w on’ t clean your teeth effectively and will not eliminate the food particles trappedbetweenyourteethwhichcanresultincavities.

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4.Youarerinsingyourmouthimmediatelyafterbrushing. Never rinse or spit out immediately after brushing as you should let the fluoride content settle down on your teeth and mouth. Wait for at least 30 minutes before yougargleyourmouthwithwater. 5.Youbrushyourteethaftereverymeal. It is recommended you brush only twice a day. Brushing more often a day can pose harmtoyourteeth. 6.Youarestoringyourtoothbrushinthebathroom. It is advised to not store your toothbrush in a bathroom and it should be kept in a coveredplaceawayfrombacteria. 7.Youarenotflossingyourteeth. You should make flossing a regular part of your dental routine. Flossing can help in the prevention of cavities by cleaning the places between your teeth where the toothbrush c an’treach.

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8.Youarenotcleaningyourtongue. It is advised you clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth. It will also help in eliminatingbadbreath. 9.Youareapplyingtoomuchpressurewhilebrushing. Brushing too hard can put more damage on your teeth and gums by damaging the enamel. 10.Youarebrushingwithhardbristles. Hard bristles can damage your gums and teeth in the long run. It is advised to use a soft bristlebrushthatremovesthefoodparticlesstuckbetweenyourteeth. 11.Youalwaysbrushinthesameway –brushingbackandforth. It is advised to brush your teeth in a circular motion as it will clean your teeth from all sides. Don’tforgettobrushthebacksideofyourteeth. It is very important that you avoid the above mistakes while brushing your teeth to maintain the best oral health. Make sure to go to a dentist twice a year for thorough examinationsandcheck-ups.

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