We all wish to have that healthy, bright, beautiful, picture-perfect smile that they show in dental care product advertisements. But, only a few of us are lucky enough to have it, even though most of us follow the ADA’s twice-a-day brushing recommendation. While brushing is essential, experts tell that several other factors can get in your way of achieving that dreamy smile, including the following all-too-common dental care mistakes.
1. Brushing Too Soon
Do you brush right after a meal to make sure you don’t forget it? You’re doing yourself more harm than good.
While brushing after every meal is an excellent oral care practice, brushing immediately after eating can damage the outermost enamel layer. Experts recommend waiting at least 30 minutes after eating to avoid enamel destruction.
2. Brushing Too Hard
Giving your teeth a good scrubbing may feel like a good idea to improve oral hygiene, but it is one of the worst things you could do to your teeth. By brushing too vigorously, you’re risking damaging your enamel and tearing the gum tissues.
Brush gently using light pressure. Remember, brushing teeth properly is more about being thorough than being tough.
3. Using Toothpicks
This may come as a surprise to many (after all, toothpicks are meant for this), but using toothpicks regularly to remove stuck food particles can cause damage to your teeth and gums. Most importantly, remember that toothpick is not an alternative to floss. If you detest flossing (many people do), try LBailar’s Flosser Electric Toothbrush. This advanced 2-in-1 electric toothbrush combines brushing and flossing in one step, making it easier to achieve perfectly clean teeth without the extra hassle of flossing.
4. Using the Wrong Toothbrush
No matter how diligently you brush your teeth and follow a good cleaning schedule, all your efforts will go to waste if you are not using the right toothbrush. Experts recommend using a toothbrush with a smaller head and soft bristles. Most, if not all, also agree that switching to an electric toothbrush is also a great move to improve your oral hygiene and health.
LBailar electric toothbrushes meet all these conditions. Moreover, they are available in different varieties to make sure people with different oral care needs can find their perfect match. Check out our range of rechargeable electric toothbrushes to find the right dental cleaning tool for yourself.