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Day: June 5, 2018

Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes

Everyone thinks they know how to keep their mouths clean but the truth is that we often don’t do a very good job while we are brushing our teeth. One common mistake that a lot of people make is that they brush right after a meal. You are always supposed to wait at least fifteen to twenty minutes after you eat before you brush your teeth. This is because of the fact that while we eat certain compounds are released through our saliva in order to aid the digestive process. These chemicals are acidic in nature, and rubbing them all over your teeth with a coarse brush can have a corrosive effect that would be quite damaging indeed.

Another thing that a lot of people fail to do is to brush their tongue. Brushing your teeth gets all off the bacteria off of them, but your tongue often has a lot of bacteria on it as well. The important thing to keep in mind is that this bacteria is what causes bad breath, so unless you want people avoiding you it would be a good idea to get rid of it. Brushing your tongue is perhaps the most effective way to get rid of this bacteria and give yourself nice breath.

If you want more tips about how you can brush better and take overall better care of your mouth, it is highly recommended that you give Miles of Smiles Dental a visit. The dentists over there can give you a lot of pointers as well as a checkup to help you understand what areas of your mouth are in particular danger, and whether or not you were brushing right this whole time. Pretty soon you will have a much nicer set of teeth.