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Dental health: Five common brushing mistakes people make

Hard brushing damages gums…Learn more…

Wednesday, 21st July 2021


 Although many people are afraid to go to the dentist, they have not done much to take care of Your mouth and teeth are healthy and hygienic. In fact, some people who brush their teeth frequently every day, despite their best efforts, suffer from soreness and other similar problems.

 Although it is recommended to see the dentist every few months, there are some things you can do to keep your teeth healthy. Dr. Diksha Tahilramani Batra is a prosthetic dentist, implantologist and smile design expert. He said that people make certain mistakes when brushing their teeth. This habit is usually a subconscious habit, but it can lead to poor health and oral hygiene. If it is not done correctly.

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 1. Not using the right toothbrush

 The biggest misunderstanding of our time is buying medium or hard toothbrushes to clean more effectively. Over the years, excessive care will wear down healthy, natural teeth, causing the most damage

 2. Permanent use of anti-allergy / whitening toothpaste

 A common mistake is to use medicated toothpaste, the purpose is to cover sensitivity for a long time. This practice masks the symptoms, but does not solve the problem, it also makes you vulnerable to cavities, gum disease and bad breath, since the main ingredients of this toothpaste are used to treat sensitivity or lighten the color of the teeth. teeth. The type of toothpaste

 does not matter, as long as the amount is adequate, brush twice a day. Sensitive toothpaste is designed to be used within the specified time. Whitening toothpaste should be used under supervision to avoid any potential damage to the teeth. Toothpaste should protect your teeth and gums, so please use a combination containing fluoride to protect your teeth from cavities, and a gel ingredient with antibacterial properties to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

 3. Brushing your teeth too fast or too often

 Most of us hate going to the dentist and think brushing is an easier option. But you cannot completely remove the old holes, you can only prevent the new ones. Make sure to brush your teeth no more than twice a day. Excessive brushing can damage the gums and enamel. It doesn't take a lot of pressure to remove plaque, which is why most dentists recommend using balanced pressure to brush your teeth.

 4. Incorrect brushing technique

 Brush strokes should be vertical instead of horizontal. Many people are used to brushing their teeth horizontally for a long time. This can cause irritation and damage.

 Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the gums and brush the gums and teeth in a short up and down motion. Don't use right-to-left strokes. Also, start brushing the areas you've been neglecting; reaches the inside of the teeth.

 5. Fight

 Brushing your teeth vigorously can damage the gums. Brushing your teeth more than 34 times is not good for you. Since bad tooth brushing habits can be difficult to get rid of, switch from manual to automatic brushing. The battery-powered brush takes the guesswork out of brushing. It may take a while to get used to, but like many other things, automatic toothbrushes make dental hygiene easier and even reduce the frequency of dental visits.

 "Brushing is just one part of a complete dental care program. Gargle twice a day to keep your mouth clean. Floss; helps remove plaque and food debris between teeth and under the line. Eat balanced meals and limit snacks between meals. Visit the dentist regularly for professional cleaning," said Dr. Batra.

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TheIndianExpress


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