6 Mistakes You Make When You Brush Your Teeth
Poor dental care is linked to many disease, like heart disease or erectile dysfunction. Therefore, take a good care of your dental health. The chances are that you’re making at least one of these 6 mistakes while you are brashing your teeth.
1. You don’t replace your brush.
The average brush contains more than 10 million bacteria , so the dentists recommend buying a new brush every 3 or 4 months. Worn bristles won’t effectively remove plaque or bacteria.
Residual bacteria and viruses from an illness can cling to the brush and potentially re-infect you, so if you’ve been sick, swap out your brush immediately.
2. You follow the wrong technique.
Position the handle of your brush so the bristles point at a 30- to 45-degree angle when they touch your gum tissue. Rotate your wrist in a circular motion to effectively remove the plaque. When you move behind your front teeth, you should turn your tool vertically to better reach the entire tooth. And make sure to give special attention to the back of your mouth, since that area normally hides the largest amount of plaque.
3. You don’t clean at the right time of day.
Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes and spend 30 seconds on each quadrant (your upper left teeth, your upper right teeth, and so on).
Your morning method is very important: Protective saliva production slows down when you snooze, spurring the bacteria in your mouth to multiply even faster.
But, also, your toothbrush should be the last thing your teeth touch at night. Snacking before you go to bed and not brushing your teeth raises your risk for cavities, because the food stays lodged between your teeth.
4. You don’t rinse.
Use an alcohol-free mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide to totally remove all the harmful stuff that you loosened while brushing. Swallowing or spitting out your toothpaste doesn’t to the trick.
5. You use the wrong brush.
The plaque has to be removed to eliminate your risk of developing gum disease. So, you shoud use a soft bristle toothbrush that can slip under your gum tissue and dislodge any plaque stuck there. Brushing with a medium or hard bristle toothbrush , causes excessive pressure and your gums may be recede and the surface of your roots may be expouse, or the bottom of your teeth.
6. You ignore the rest of your mouth.
Food or debris can easily get stuck in the crevices between the carpet-like strands, known as papillae, on the surface of your tongue. Even if you always brush and floss your teeth, for important dental hygiene you shoud clean your tongue.