The 5 Worst Ways to Brush Your Teeth

Posted by studiocitydental on February 29th, 2016

Most people are aware that proper oral hygiene requires brushing each day to remove plaque that can lead to tooth decay. Although brushing the teeth only takes a few minutes to complete, many people make the mistake of doing it wrong in a number of different ways. For those who want to improve their teeth, there are a few ways that you may be causing damage when you brush. 

1) Partially Brushing Teeth 

Many people brush their teeth every day, but it doesn't mean that they do a thorough job. It can be easy to partially brush your teeth and miss certain parts of the mouth that need proper cleaning. This can cause tooth decay in the back of the mouth on the molars or in specific areas that you're not reaching. It's important to take your time and clean each side of the tooth for a thorough cleaning. 

2) Not Brushing Enough 

Another mistake that people make is not brushing their teeth enough. Some people may rush out of the house in the morning or get too tired to brush at night. When food sits for too long on the teeth, it can quickly cause cavities to form, making it important to brush two to three times a day. If cavities develop, it will require tooth fillings from a Studio City dentist.

 3) Brushing Too Hard or Soft

 The amount of pressure that is applied is another key factor with the condition of your oral hygiene. You may be brushing your teeth too hard in an attempt to remove all of the plaque. You may also be too gentle out of fear of damaging your gums, which will cause stains to develop.

 4) Brushing with Ineffective Tool

 Not all brushing is created equal, especially when it comes to the tools that are used. Using a cheap toothbrush or toothpaste of a low quality may not remove plaque properly and can lead to damage.

 5) Brushing without Flossing

One of the most common mistakes that is made with brushing is avoiding flossing. Flossing is just as important as brushing because it removes food partials that become trapped in between the teeth and gums. Food that is not properly removed will quickly lead to tooth decay when it sits for too long.

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