Brushing Mistakes You May Be Making
Are you on top of your brushing? Did you know that brushing more than three times a day isn’t exactly a good thing? Brushing too much can wear on your teeth’s enamel and also your gums. Also, using to much force isn’t exactly ideal either……..a lighter touch for 2-3 minutes is way more effective. If you have an electric toothbrush, let it do the work for you while you just guide it to the right areas. It doesn’t take force to remove plaque.
And are you brushing the right way? Yes, there is a right way, incase you didn’t know. If you use long, side to side strokes, you could be damaging your gum line. Instead, hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gums, and go up and down, using short strokes. Do this to the other and inner surface of the teeth and your tongue. And make sure you reach those “hard to reach” areas. If plaque sits for a long time, it will cause damage. Whitening Toothpaste Linwood NJ 08221
Try switching things up………especially if you always begin brushing in the same area. According to Dentist’s, most of us do this. Make it a point to start in a different area, mainly so you don’t become lazy with brushing. You don’t want to make it a habit of using your “good technique” in the same area all the time.
What kind of toothpaste you choose, really does matter. There are so many out there available to you, but you should choose the one that can work for you in the areas that you need extra help. If you have sensitive teeth, toothpastes that “brighten” or use tartar control, can be to harsh on your teeth. Fluoride toothpaste is a great toothpaste, and if you want to whiten your smile, just switch between whitening toothpaste and regular toothpaste. Whitening Toothpaste Linwood NJ 08221
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