Taking care of your teeth is usually simple: brush, floss, and visit the dentist. However, there are a few common dental mistakes that many individuals make when they’re trying to take care of their teeth. Here are a few things to avoid:
- Brushing too hard. Excessive pressure when you’re brushing can wear away enamel, lower the gum line, and cause bleeding. If you tend to overbrush, invest in a toothbrush with softer bristles.
- Following the same brushing pattern. If you always start at the same place, you may be brushing the same surfaces over and over while missing certain teeth. Switch it up every now and then, or take different brushing “routes” in the morning and evening.
- Eating junk food. Foods like hard candies and sodas leave residual sugar in your mouth, promoting bacteria growth that erodes the tooth enamel and leads to cavities.
Contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe to learn more about how to maintain great oral hygiene.