You brush your teeth two or three times a day. Are you an expert on the subject? Do you make mistakes without even knowing it?
Brushing too short
To brush your teeth, you must do it for about two minutes otherwise, you may not be able to dislodge the plate.
A study conducted at the Department of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University in England found that two-thirds of patients with gum disease had neglected to brush for two minutes even after their dentist had done so. Recommended. Use an electric toothbrush with a timer or check the minutes to your watch: you’ll be amazed at how little time you spend on cleaning your teeth.
Too little brushing
Another common mistake is that you neglect parts of your mouth. However, you must clean with care the front, the back and the crushing surface of the teeth as well as the gums, the tongue and the palate. Often, the most difficult places to reach, such as the inside of the teeth, do not get the attention. Other corners are left out of bad habit or lack of attention. People do not stop thinking about how they brush their teeth. They become lazy.
You are exerting too much pressure
Are you the one for whom the more you support, the more effective? Alas, you are wrong! Brushing your teeth with too much energy is a common mistake in dental patients. However, too vigorous brushing can cause the gingival tissue to disengage from the teeth and cause their loosening. Other possible consequences: tooth sensitivity or loss of teeth.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends the use of a soft-bristled toothbrush. Such hair does not sting your teeth and slide more easily under the gums. Result: a more efficient brushing.
If brushing teeth was an Olympic discipline, how would you be judged by the jury? If you run long horizontal sweeps from back to front then back, your note would not be high.
Work on small areas at a time, adopting a circular motion. Near the gums, give the brush a 45 degree angle and brush up and down, away from the gums.
An excess of dough
Excess toothpaste does not damage the teeth. But it is possible that it pushes you to shorten the operation if you do not like having your mouth full of foam.