Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mistakes You Might Be Making When You Brush Your Teeth

Face it, majority of us do not take care of our teeth properly.

Below is a list of the most common mistakes people make while they are brushing.
  • Using the toothbrush to long - Have frayed or broken bristles? It's time to replace your toothbrush. The average life span of a toothbrush is about 3 months or after 200 uses.
  • Not brushing teeth long enough - Manual or electric brushing should be no less than two minutes. Anything less than two minutes doesn't give the fluoride in the toothpaste enough time to attach to the tooth enamel.
  • Rinsing your mouth with water after brushing - DO NOT rinse your mouth out after brushing. You can spit the toothpaste out, but the moment water enters the mix, it cuts down the efficiency of the fluoride. (Guilty)
  • Storing your toothbrush in the bathroom - We all do it, right? But you should consider storing your toothbrush someplace else like your nightstand. This is recommended because when you flush the toilet the contents of the toilet bowl are sprayed in all directions contaminating your toothbrush. Yuck!!
Although these are just a few of the mistakes we need to try and avoid while we are brushing, you can click here to get the full list. 

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