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10 Tooth Brushing Mistakes You Must Avoid

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Mistake #7: Ignoring the Inner Surfaces of the Teeth

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While brushing our teeth in the busy morning time, our minds might be preoccupied and we can forget to brush our teeth’s inner surfaces. Such a mistake can lead to a buildup of plaque on the inner surfaces. This can be just as damaging as the plaque on the front of your teeth.

When brushing, do not focus only on the front of your teeth because it’s the side that is most visible.  You must also brush the inner surfaces of all your teeth to maintain good oral health.


Mistake #8: Not Rinsing Your Toothbrush After Use

Toothbrush rinsing

In our rush to get out of the house in the morning or off to bed at night, we often don’t take time to rinse our toothbrush properly after using it. Due to this, bacteria and food debris remain on the bristles, which may cause infection and gum disease later on. Plus, it may cause the bristles on the brush to become hard.

To prevent reintroducing bacteria and other germs into your mouth the next time you brush, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after each use. It is best to hold the toothbrush under running tap water for 1 minute and then allow it to air dry. This will help remove any leftover toothpaste, bacteria and food particles.

10 Tooth Brushing Mistakes You Must Avoid was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies
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2 thoughts on “10 Tooth Brushing Mistakes You Must Avoid”

  1. Try something that has been used for thousands of years and I believe is still the best…coconut oil being swished around in your mouth for several minutes.
    This gets right in between all your teeth and cleans the surfaces when used regularly.
    It’s really important to spit out all the debris it loosens and to rinse fully afterwards.
    Best tip you’ll ever get for clean teeth.

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