8 Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You Are Making While Brushing Your Teeth (Part 2)

We are back with the final four mistakes you could be making while you brush your teeth! (Catch up with Part 1 here)

You’re using the wrong brush…

It is recommended to buy soft of ultrasoft brushes. Electric toothbrushes are another option. They help you brush longer and get you to reach the right places.

Use and allow it to dry completely…

Replace your toothbrush every three months and if the bristles look worn, frayed, or bent – replace it sooner. Bacteria stows away in tiny tears of damaged bristles. Also, it is a good idea to rinse your brush with hot water after use and let it dry completely. This will help to minimize germs’ day-to-day growth.

You have the wrong toothpaste…

There are teeth-whitening toothpastes and there are baking soda toothpastes, which help remove stains. But, baking soda toothpastes can be hard on enamel. If you are not sure which kind of toothpaste is right for you, ask your dentist.

You don’t rinse after…

Water and mouthwash wash away bacteria. Don’t forget to rinse after you brush to make sure the bacteria leave your mouth. Germ-killing, alcohol-free mouthwash or a fluoride rinse can strengthen and fortify tooth enamel help prevent cavities.

Proper brushing is important, make sure you follow these tips for proper brushing and visit your favorite dentist in Stuart, FL regularly!

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