Toothbrushing Mistakes seen by Dentists

Of course you know how to brush your teeth, right? It seems like such an easy thing to do. However, are you brushing your teeth the right way? The ADA recommends using a softer bristle when brushing.

The stiffer bristles on some brushes can result in aggravation to your comes. Bristles that are too hard could cause some damage to your teeth. Most people also don’t brush long enough. They quickly brush over their teeth and finish in a few seconds. The ideal practice is brushing for two minutes.

Some electric toothbrushes have timers that can be useful if you feel you are never brushing long enough. Are you skipping the inside of your teeth that your tongue rubs against? There’s plaque there too so it’s important to spend as much time there as you do on the outsides of your teeth.

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