Healthy Dental Habits

A beautiful smile; this is one of your most attractive features, but what can destroy your teeth? Poor dental health habits. Most people do not take good care of their teeth.
Keeping your teeth in the best shape requires regular visits to the dentist. However, good oral hygiene starts at home, and for this purpose brushing your teeth is a good way to keep your gums and teeth healthy, which is important for most of us. We have those mistakes; as you will read in this section on oral health, we are faced with these common mistakes when brushing our teeth.

With continuous use (twice a day for seven days a week) the average lifespan of a toothbrush is about 3 months. After 200 uses, you need to change the toothbrush because the toothbrush bristles are broken. Broken bristles do not clean your mouth and teeth properly.

Change your toothbrush after your hair loses its flexibility. After two months of daily use – bacteria and food particles remain on the toothbrush so make sure you change your toothbrush every three months.

It takes two minutes to brush your teeth; A person’s brushing time is usually only 45 seconds. Brushing for less than 2 minutes prevents the fluoride in toothpaste from being absorbed into the teeth, and by shortening the brushing time, the teeth will not be cleaned.

Parts of the mouth are often overlooked; they may be white and pearly on the teeth – but what about the sides or back of the teeth? You can use an electric toothbrush or set your phone or timer to 2 minutes; just be sure to brush for 2 minutes.

According to a study, keeping a toothbrush in the bathroom contaminates it. Even human feces have been found on it. How does this happen? Because of its close proximity to your toilet. When you flush the toilet after using it, the contents of the toilet bowl are sprayed in all directions.

If you share your bathroom with others, especially children, you are more likely to get infected. Placing a lid on your toothbrush will reduce this problem. Put your toothbrush somewhere else, such as inside your medicine cabinet.

Flossing is needed at least once a day to remove plaque between your teeth, where your toothbrush does not reach. Plaque that is not removed by brushing and turns into hard deposits is the best place for bacteria to grow. The hardest part is getting started, so floss at least one tooth to get rid of this hardness. When you start with one tooth, it’s comfortable.

Clean your tongue to get rid of bad breath and bacteria; Use a mouthwash scrub or make a toothbrush that has a tongue wash. You can even use a toothbrush to rinse the tongue, the tongue wash does not work well but it works.

Use a soft toothbrush if the toothbrush is too stiff and damages the gums. Using a hard or medium toothbrush damages the tooth enamel and makes it sensitive.
The correct way to brush is in a circle, do not move back and forth; Circular motion is the most convenient and best way to clean.