Keeping up our oral hygiene high is a difficulty we all face time to time. Though we are all entitled to the occasional lapse in our routines but here are some common dental pitfalls that you must try to avoid at any cost –
Brushing twice a day
Most of us don’t have the habit of brushing twice daily. But, regular brushing stops the bacterial build-up of plaque. Researches have shown that even missing one brushing session lead to forming of cavities. So, make sure you brush twice a day atleast for two minutes to keep your teeth plaque free.
Incorrect way of brushing
Your brushing technique matters a lot. One of the most common mistakes we make is we tend to miss out in brushing certain areas of the mouth. When brushing it is important that you clean the total surface area of the tooth and not be in a hurry when doing so.Also be careful not to brush your teeth very hard as you can damage your gums.
Use the right toothbrush
You need to make sure that you use an appropriate toothbrush which is of perfect size to your mouth. Toothbrushes come with different thickness and strength bristles, you must opt to that one which suits your needs. In case of bristles, the softer it tends to be the better it is.
Replace your toothbrush once in a while
We’ve all used the toothbrush to its max. Once the bristles start to lose their strength and shred it is already past time to replace your brush. Also using a toothbrush past its sell by date makes it more likely that you will end up whilst brushing and that plaque will not be removed efficiently.
It’s important to floss
Brushing is not enough no matter how good you do it. Regular flossing is also important to remove plaque and food that builds up between your teeth. The build-up of plaque along the gum line is dangerous as it leads to gum diseases. Daily flossing helps remove plaque and prevent gum disease, it is highly recommended from us.
Too much sugar is too bad
Our diets are the leading cause of tooth decay in the modern times. Our biggest enemies here are the fizzy drinks. As many of us now drink these all day long, avoiding these sugary or fizzy drinks can help you keep cavities at bay.
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