Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | November 14, 2011

Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes, Part 2

dental supply companyLast week we began to delve into the topic of common mistakes we tend to make when brushing our teeth. Brushing properly and using the right dental hygiene products are so important for a healthy mouth. Let’s continue our discussion.

  1. Beginning in the same place every time you brush. People tend to brush in the exact same manner, but after two minutes of brushing, you probably get lazy and that last section of your mouth will suffer for it each time. Start in a different area each time.
  2. Forgetting the inner tooth surfaces. Did you remember to brush the inner side of the teeth? Most people don’t and plaque can build there too.
  3. Forgetting to rinse your toothbrush. Bacteria can begin to grow if everything is not rinsed off and then the next time you brush, you’re brushing with bacteria. Yuck!
  4. Not letting the toothbrush dry. After that rinse, you need to let it dry because bacteria can grow in moist environments.
  5. Not changing your toothbrush often enough. Dentists have always recommend changing the toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. If you have trouble remembering what month to by a new one, go by the bristles. When they look terrible, it’s time for a new one.

As always, check back next week for more great tips and advice from this dental supplier.

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