You know that you are supposed to be brushing your teeth twice a day, but are you brushing right? Wait, you might be thinking, there’s a right and wrong way to brush my teeth? The answer to that is simply, yes. In fact, you might be making mistakes without even realizing it, which can affect your overall oral health. Let’s take a look at some things you might be doing wrong when it comes to brushing your teeth from a family dentist in South Florida.
If you are brushing your teeth hard, you might think you are just getting them extra clean. You would be wrong. Brushing too hard can actually hurt your teeth. It can remove enamel and damage your gums, leading to gum recession. Plaque is soft and loose, so you don’t have to scrub.
You should brush at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time. Even if you are running late, you shouldn’t skimp on the amount of time you are spending brushing. No matter what is going on, make sure you spend your full two minutes brushing each time.
Go to your local supermarket or drug store. There are 50 different types of toothbrushes available to choose from. If you are like most people, you just grab the first one you see or the one that is on sale. Maybe you pick the one that is in the color that is your favorite. The size of the brush head and the hardness or softness of the bristles are actually very important factors to consider though when buying a brush.
When you are ready for a teeth cleaning, come see us at TLC Dental. Contact us today to learn more or to request a reservation.