If you are making these 7 common dental hygiene mistakes you need to avoid them now
While many of us are health conscious in all aspects of our body, we tend to neglect oral health. If you don’t agree, then consider when was the last time you changed your toothbrush? Here are 7 common dental hygiene mistakes that increase oral problems leading to poor oral health.
1 The Wrong Toothbrush
Brushing your teeth and scraping your floor is not the same thing. This is why toothbrushes come in three different varieties of hard, medium and soft. Use the correct one compatible with your teeth and gums. Dentists suggest a soft or medium bristle toothbrush as hard ones may damage tooth enamel and bleeding gums.
2 Brushing for a short period only
Regardless if you brush your teeth twice a day, it won’t make a difference if it’s for just a short while. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for two minutes each session of which 30 seconds should focus on the quadrant of your mouth. Make sure to brush the chew sides, back of your teeth and the front thoroughly. This helps remove plaque and maintain healthy teeth.
3 Brushing for to long
While brushing for a short while is bad, brushing to long is equally bad and abrasive for teeth. You can erode your teeth enamel if you brush longer then the recommended two minutes.
4 Brushing immediately after eating certain foods
Brushing after certain foods like coffee is bad for teeth and one of the most common dental hygiene mistakes. Coffee is acidic and softens your teeth enamel which makes your teeth vulnerable to damage while brushing. Drink a glass of water after drinking coffee, wait for 30 minutes and then brush your teeth.