Brushing and flossing are extremely important to maintain oral hygiene and take care of your dental health.
Poor hygiene also leads to poor immunity and more chances of catching a disease.
Good oral hygiene and proper dental care reduce your chance of catching any diseases. Hence, one should ensure that thorough cleaning of the mouth is followed by brushing and flossing teeth regularly.
Here are some common mistakes you can make while brushing your teeth.
- Brushing too hard
Brushing too hard weakens your enamel and can lead to gum recession over time. Make sure you choose a toothbrush with soft bristles so that your gums are not bleeding with excess brushing.
- Not changing your toothbrush
If your toothbrush looks extremely frayed and the bristles are falling apart then it’s time you change your toothbrush and buy a new one. It is advised by dentists to change your toothbrush frequently and buy a new toothbrush once in 3 months.
- Not brushing for a longer duration
It is advised to brush your teeth for at least two to three minutes. Brushing your teeth for longer durations ensures that all the germs are cleared and your mouth is properly cleaned.
- Brushing too often or too less
Ideally, you shouldn’t brush your teeth more than twice a day. You should brush your teeth once in the morning and once before bed. This will ensure proper dental hygiene. Brushing too often can weaken your gums and teeth.
- Ignoring the inner surface of your teeth
Don’t just brush the outer surface of your teeth. Make sure you clean the inner surface too as it collects germs there too. Your teeth should be properly cleaned from all sides and on all surfaces, even the ones that are not visible.