To keep your teeth and mouth healthy, brushing is the most important thing you can do every single day! It is very important to make sure you are brushing correctly or you may miss out on the benefits brushing has on your oral health.
You need to replace your toothbrush at least every three months or if you notice the bristles are worn down. When the bristles are not straight, they can’t do their job as well and your teeth may not be getting as good of a cleaning.
Using a fluoride toothpaste helps to strengthen the teeth and helps prevent cavities. For children, I recommend buying a flavored toothpaste like bubblegum or fruit flavored. Most kids don’t like mint flavored toothpaste because it tends to taste “too spicy”. Using a flavored toothpaste will make your job easier when trying to get a full two-minute brushing done on them. If they have sensitive teeth, there are several options for toothpaste that won’t irritate them. Toothpaste that contains potassium nitrate calms the nerves in the teeth. Studies have shown it helps with strengthening teeth and reducing pain and discomfort.
Brushing at least two times per day or after every meal is recommended. To make sure you are getting your teeth clean, purchase a timer and keep it on your bathroom counter. It is recommended to brush for two minutes every time you brush your teeth. The two-minute rule is easier to keep if you have a timer accessible and in plain sight!
These five tips are important steps to having the best oral health possible! Make sure to also keep up with regular dental cleanings and exams. If you were making any common mistakes, the good news is you now have the correct information and you will be brushing like a professional in no time at all!
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