We’ve all been brushing our teeth for as long as we can remember – so how can we be making mistakes? Especially when it is such an easy activity that most people seem to do in default mode.
As easy as it may seem, there are very few people who actually brush their teeth properly. On the other hand, the rest of us tend to make at least one of the following mistakes.
- Brushing Too Hard: One of the biggest mistakes people make while brushing their teeth is scrubbing too hard. They treat their teeth like tiles that need to be polished as hard as they can. Combine this with a hard-bristled toothbrush, and you’re basically tearing away the enamel of your teeth. Instead, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently massage your teeth and gums with it.
- Not Spending Enough Time While Brushing: As much as your dentist advises, as many ads as you see on TV, most people don’t spend 2 whole minutes brushing their teeth. When you’re getting late, you think that it’s okay to quickly brush and rinse your mouth rather than taking your time. Doing this, even once in a while, is bad for your teeth. A lot of people also tend to depend on their internal clock, which can often be misguiding. Instead, you likely always have your phone on you. So why not set a timer for 2 minutes to ensure that your brush properly? Better yet, put on your favorite song in the 2 to 3-minute range, and you’ll be done before you know it. (If you’re looking for suggestions, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell & Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones are short and fun to hear while brushing.)
Another major mistake people make is ignoring their regular dental appointment. If you are one of those people and live in Windsor, Greeley, Eaton, Ault, Fort Collins, Pierce, visit Severance Dental for a consultation now.