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Don't Make These 3 Dental Mistakes

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Weo Admin
Don't Make These 3 Dental MistakesEveryone knows the importance of good oral hygiene, but simply brushing twice a day and flossing isn't enough – you have to do it properly. Unfortunately, people make the following mistakes way too often, and it negatively affects their oral health.


While brushing is a good habit, there is something such as too much brushing. Overbrushing causes a myriad of problems ranging from teeth abrasion to teeth sensitivity. Overbrushing can also damage gums, result in them bleeding, and even cause gum disease. Unless you want receding gums, make sure to brush your teeth thoroughly, but gently.

Not Brushing Long Enough or Frequently Enough

People are supposed to brush twice a day, every day. However, there are individuals who only brush once a day, and those who just skip brushing altogether sometimes. Poor oral hygiene can result in periodontitis and other diseases and should be taken seriously.

In addition to this, some individuals don't brush for the recommended two minutes. A thirty-second brushing routine isn't thorough enough – make sure to brush your teeth for the entire two minutes by either setting a timer, playing songs, or opting for toothbrushes that time the process for you.

Brushing and Flossing Improperly

Brushing and flossing won't do you any good unless you do them properly. Instead of just brushing side-to-side or up and down, you should brush in small, circular motions to remove any food particles, bacteria, and plaque in between your teeth. We also recommend holding your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, since this helps reach beneath your gums. Don't forget to brush or scrape your tongue while you're at it.

You should also make sure to floss at least once a day. This doesn't just apply to your front teeth – make sure to go around your molars and the back of your mouth as well.

If you're worried about your oral health, or if you've just been skipping your dental appointments, make sure to come in and see Dr. Embree and Dr. Heys at Everwell Dentistry. All you have to do is call us at (734) 973-0000 and schedule an appointment.

The first step to a healthy beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment.
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