How to Avoid Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth

By December 2, 2022 No Comments

Ready to master your mouth? To avoid cavities, gums, and other issues, brush regularly and consistently. It’s not simple. Brushing our teeth is hard, but we like the idea. Avoid mistakes when brushing your teeth. They’ll damage your smile even if you don’t notice them. Let’s examine the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.

The wrong brush

You need the right toothbrush bristles. The most common mistakes are using the wrong brush size and a soft brush instead of a hard one. The wrong brush size causes two main issues: Not brushing all of your teeth and causing discomfort. If you use a pack toothbrush, you may be using the wrong size. Medium and kid-sized toothbrushes are available. The wrong brush size can miss areas. Because the mouth has wide and narrow areas. Large brushes can miss teeth and cause discomfort. You can’t brush the most important areas with a small toothbrush. Choosing the right brush can prevent gum and tooth damage from brushing too hard and often.

Don’t brush long enough

The saying “a mouth worth brushing” is true, but it’s more complicated than you think. First, brushing your teeth for two minutes is a myth. Experts recommend brushing for three minutes, not to a paste, but to a slight foam. Dr. Rob Andrew recommends two minutes. Why? Overbrushing damages teeth, gums, and bone. Bacteria from the teeth is also removed from bone, where it can cause problems. Use your middle finger to lightly press down on areas to brush for the right amount of time. This will help you brush hard-to-reach areas and remove plaque and bad breath-causing bacteria.

Use the wrong toothpaste

Many dentists recommend a toothpaste with multiple flavours. You may have noticed mint or citrus toothpastes. “Whitening” toothpastes are harmful to your smile, despite their appealing name. Whitening toothpastes contain peroxide to bleach teeth. Bad breath bacteria can also stain your teeth. Your smile will suffer. It’s important to choose the right whitening toothpaste because they’re harsher on teeth and gums. Make sure you choose the best option.

Brush too hard

Manual toothbrushes give some of us a good scrub. Brushing too hard can damage your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Too much force can wear down the toothbrush and damage tooth enamel. Too much brushing wears down your mouth’s soft tissue, which can cause bleeding and inflammation. To protect your teeth and improve dental health, use a softer brushing motion. Brushing gently reduces tooth sensitivity.

Don’t floss or brush too hard.

Plaque removal from teeth and gums requires flossing. It’s also important to brush your gums and remove toothbrush plaque. However, brushing too hard can damage your smile. Brushing your teeth, even with a soft bristled brush, can damage the enamel. Brushing too hard and using too much toothpaste can also damage your mouth’s soft tissue, causing bleeding and inflammation. To floss and brush properly, clean between teeth, gums, and teeth. You can floss and brush with a toothbrush.

It’s important to brush your teeth, but it can be hard to find the right rhythm. Your routine should include brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Avoid these mistakes and follow these steps to get the best results.

Always remember:

Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time…. Floss everyday.
Change your toothbrush when it looks used.
Visit us every six months.
Eat a healthy diet.
Stay hydrated all day long, and don’t smoke.

Make your appointment today with Dr. Rob Andrew and Urban Smiles Family Dental. 780.989.6030

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