Oral hygiene is vital for keeping your teeth looking nice but at the same time is essential in preventing any issues with your teeth and gums.
We often find that a few people think they are doing the best thing with their oral hygiene routine; however, the little mistakes that they are making can have a major effect.
We’ve assembled this rundown of common mistakes and tips for you to use in maintaining a beautifully healthy smile.
Brushing Excessively Hard: Many people think the harder they brush, the cleaner their teeth will be. This is a misconception and can make a great deal of harm to your teeth and gums. Brushing over-enthusiastically can cause the enamel on your teeth to wear out, making them more susceptible to decay.
Brushing Excessively Fast: Not giving your teeth the proper maintenance, two times every day, will only cause issues over the long haul. Designate yourself 2 minutes, two times every day, to guarantee you are brushing all your teeth and nevertheless, your tongue. A ton of bacteria gets collected on your tongue which easily gets transferred to your teeth, so it’s significant that you must gently brush it as well.
Not Staying Hydrated: Dehydration causes your mouth to become dry meaning there is reduced saliva in your mouth. Saliva enables your teeth to stay mineralized and solid and reduces the opportunity of any infection. It likewise helps them stay clean by washing away any excess food particles.
Wrong Toothbrush: This returns to number 1. We always prescribe a soft bristle toothbrush to stay away from any enamel wear from brushing. Hard bristle toothbrushes can make an excessive amount of wear of the teeth and are best kept for cleaning old boots!
Not Replacing Your Toothbrush: Your toothbrush should be replaced every 3-4 months. If your brush becomes worn out before two to three months, you are most likely brushing your teeth excessively hard. Changing your toothbrush consistently is critical to minimize the transportation of bacteria and to guarantee your teeth are being cleaned appropriately.
Brushing Immediately After Eating: It might seem like a very logical thing to guarantee no food sits in our teeth for long but as a matter of fact, brushing following dinner can do more harm than good. It is ideal to wait for like 30 minutes before brushing to prevent any kind of damage to the enamel.
Flossing and Gargling: These are the most vital habits that are beneficial to become acclimated to. Flossing is essential to remove bacteria and the accumulated food from your teeth and reduces the probability of decay. Rinsing with a dentist approved mouthwash is extraordinary in reducing the odds of gum diseases and improves your general oral hygiene.
Follow these steps alongside your regular dental checkups (every 6 months) to improve your oral health.