3 Subtle Mistakes That You May Be Making In Your Oral Care Endeavors

When it comes to oral care, there is a plethora of information available from dentists, online resources, books, magazines and many other quarters. You would think that with all these information, everybody would know how to take care of their teeth. Unfortunately, this is not the case and there are still common – yet subtle – oral care mistakes that you are likely to make such as:

Snapping the Floss between Your Teeth

Flossing is one of the daily oral care measures that you should never ignore. In fact, some people claim that it may even be more important than brushing. Unfortunately, many people have a habit of snapping their flosses between their teeth, which is wrong. If you make a habit of it, then you will soon be dealing with damaged gums. Instead, you should guide the floss gently between your teeth.

Brushing Too Hard

Apart from flossing, brushing is another necessary daily oral care procedure. You probably think that brushing is such a simple thing that nobody can get it wrong, right? Wrong! Many people think that they harder they brush, the cleaner their teeth will be.

Unfortunately (or fortunately for those who aren't blessed with huge muscles), you don't need muscles to brush properly. In fact, using too much force is just eroding your teeth enamel, which is a recipe for teeth sensitivity and gum recession. In fact, one of the pieces of advice your dentist will give you when you complain about teeth sensitivity is to brush gently with a soft toothbrush.

Starting Your Brushing at the Same Point Every Time

How do you start your brushing, do you begin with the front upper teeth, lower teeth, or molars? Whichever place you start, you are doing it wrong if that is the starting point every time you pick up a toothbrush.

People tend to reduce the time they spend on each tooth (or section of the mouth) the longer they brush and move away from the starting point. Therefore, you are likely to over-brush the starting point and under-brush the other teeth. This results in uneven teeth care, with some teeth receiving too little care. The solution is to start brushing at different parts of the mouth every time you brush so as to take care of your teeth evenly.

Hopefully, you will avoid these mistakes and start caring for your teeth the proper way. Visit www.beecavedental.com for more dental tips.