The most basic oral health advice you’ll ever hear is to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. That’s good, but are you sure you’re getting other things right?
It turns out most people don’t, and a lot of the things we do may be hurting our quest for perfect dental health and proper oral hygiene. Take a look at some of these:
Rinsing your mouth after brushing
Most people rinse with water rather than just spit out the foam in their mouth after brushing. This is bad because it won’t allow you to enjoy the benefits of fluoride in your toothpaste. Next time you’re brushing, just spit out the foam and allow the fluoride to do its work.
Keeping your toothbrush in the loo
You may not have thought about this, but there should be enough distance between your toothbrush and the toilet for better dental hygiene. You want to prevent fecal bacteria from coming in contact with your brush, and you don’t want water spray from the toilet landing on your brush as someone flushes the toilet, which is a possibility in some cases.
Sharing your toothbrush with others
They say there’s love in sharing, but there’s no wisdom in sharing your toothbrush.
Regardless of how close you may be with the other person, you don’t want to share your germs or be exposed to theirs either. No one is perfect, so you can just keep your brush to yourself.
It’s not just enough to brush your teeth regularly. It’s equally important to ensure you’re doing it the right way. Take a look at your dental care routine and make necessary adjustments to help you avoid most dental emergencies and enjoy perfect oral health.