When it comes to taking care of our teeth, it’s easy to make mistakes. In fact, you might be prone to some of them without knowing that you are. If you’re curious as to why it’s important to take such good care of your teeth, feel free to read our blog post covering the topic. We are going to go over the most common dental hygiene mistakes to ensure that you don’t make them. Some of these can be detrimental to your oral health, which is exactly why dental hygiene is so important.
- Brushing your teeth too hard: You can end up damaging your own teeth by doing this. Apply pressure, but don’t over do it.
- An unhealthy diet: We all love to indulge on the unhealthy snacks and drinks, but it’s important that we also keep a well-balanced diet that is friendly to our bodies. This can have lasting impacts on several different aspects of your body. Don’t cut out the foods you love completely. Just moderate them.
- Improperly brushing your teeth: This might be the most common mistake people make. You’re supposed to brush your teeth for a full four minutes, but most people don’t do that. Not to mention, they don’t move their brush in even circular motions. An electronic toothbrush can help with both of those issues. Many of them have timers and the movement is precise since you’re not doing it manually.
- Using floss picks instead of traditional floss: Floss picks can spread bacteria instead of cleaning them out. Sure, it’s better to use floss picks instead of not floss at all, but you might want to consider making the switch.
Hopefully, this post has helped you decide if you are making some of the most common dental hygiene mistakes. If you are, don’t stress too much. There’s plenty of time to fix them. If you’re considered, always seen a professional. For more information, NBC has posted their own list. Feel free to check it out here.