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Brushing Habits That Can Harm Teeth

brushing habits that can harm teethBrushing your teeth is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to ensure good dental health. You should spend a few minutes each day gently cleaning the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of your teeth, and you should also brush your gums and floss between the teeth to remove any food particles caught between the teeth and gums. Some patients see our dentist with dental problems even though they brush their teeth twice a day. The most common reason for this is that you are not using the correct technique when it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your oral care routine:

Take Your Time

Most people tend to brush in a hurry. Whether you brush in the morning, at night, or after meals, people have a bad habit of brushing for a few seconds and then rinsing their mouth out. You should brush for two to three minutes during each session. This gives you time to adequately brush the surface of each tooth thoroughly.

Use the Right Toothbrush

Many patients use a toothbrush with hard bristles, but you should make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush so that your enamel is not being worn away.

Brush Gently

Aggressive brushing can be very harmful to your teeth and gums. It does not take a lot of force to get rid of bacteria. Make sure to hold your toothbrush in such a way that the bristles are at a 45 degree angle for the surface of the teeth. And brush in small, circular motions.

Following these steps can help you get the most out of your brushing routine.

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