Are you committing these 5 mistakes while brushing?
Brushing is an activity which people over the ages have been following judiciously. It helps maintain good oral and dental hygiene. What could be wrong with brushing?
Brushing does not have an adverse effect on your oral and dental health but doing it the wrong way can do a lot of harm. This blog will shed light on the do’s and don’ts of brushing.
- Using your toothbrush since quite some time? The average life of a toothbrush is 3 months. Brushing twice a day every seven days of the week means approximately 200 uses. Over time, toothbrush bristles fray and can also become infested with bacteria. Replace your brush after every two to three months, or when the bristles look worn or frayed. Use a toothbrush style recommended by your dentist.
- How long do you brush your teeth? Yes! Over brushing can wear off your healthy enamel over a period of time and ultimately damage your teeth. Hence, brush your teeth no more than two minutes, twice every day.
- Heard about Dental Floss? Flossing helps to clean the proximal surfaces of your teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. We recommend daily flossing for immaculate oral hygiene maintenance. Brushing, when complemented with flossing makes for a fantastic duo! A regular dental care routine with this fantastic duo will get you a healthy oral environment. Read more about flossing.
- Using the right bristles? Hard-bristled toothbrushes could damage the protective tooth enamel, gums and root surface. Opt for a toothbrush with soft/medium bristles and hold it at a 45-degree angle to ensure that the bristles don’t damage your gums. Ask your dentist to teach you the correct technique of brushing. A bad toothbrush and improper brushing technique causes more harm than good.
- Not cleaning your tongue? It is important to clean your tongue after brushing as it helps remove the harmful bacterial film and prevents bad breath.
Hope this blog helps you achieve and maintain optimum oral health!
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