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Do You Make Mistakes When Brushing?

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Dick Hikade, DDS
Do You Make Mistakes When Brushing?You can make mistakes when brushing, and not even know it. While you may think you are being conscientious, the way you may be brushing can cause dental woes and problems. The following information details what you can do to avoid brushing mistakes.

What are the Mistakes People Make When They Brush Their Teeth?

While some people think brushing the teeth is a no-brainer, you still need to give some thought to how you brush your teeth and when you brush. For example, some people use a toothbrush that is too firm, which leads to erosion and cavities. Always use a soft toothbrush when brushing the teeth. Also, some patients brush their teeth too hard, thinking they are doing a better job at cleaning them. However, this practice can also harm the tooth enamel, and lead to dental caries. You should brush your teeth twice a day, as well, or preferably in the morning and at night. However, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing, is practiced by only 50% of the adult population. How you brush and how often your brush can become mistakes if you don't brush properly or enough.

Why Your Brushing Technique May Not Be Working

Any regimen, when regularly applied, will be successful, provided you are doing things right. If you don't angle your brush when brushing, or brush to and fro instead of up and down, you will not get the results you want. Always make sure, when you brush your teeth, to cover the upper and lower teeth, the chewing surfaces, and especially the molars. Brush your teeth, going from the top to bottom on the top teeth, and from the bottom to the top on the lower teeth. If you have any questions about brushing or flossing, give us a call or ask us when you see us for a professional cleaning and exam.

Make good dental care a priority. Schedule a professional cleaning and exam today. Give us a call so you can maintain your dental health and avoid making mistakes.

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