If you brush your teeth every morning, you are likely feeling pretty good about your dental hygiene. You’re doing what you’re supposed to do, so your smile must be benefitting from your dedication, right? Well, sort of. If you’re brushing your teeth successfully, then the answer is yes. However, if you’re letting a few habits result in a so-so job with teeth brushing, you might need to make a change or two.
#1: Postpone Social Media
Put down your phone while you’re brushing. This is actually a bad time to check and respond to social media because it interrupts your ability to focus on your dental hygiene session. Once your smile is clean, proceed as you desire.
#2: Pay Attention To Coffee Timing
Are you like many patients who eat at home in the morning, brush their teeth, and then head to their daily plans (which includes grabbing a cup of coffee on the way)? If so, you are creating an acid environment in your mouth not long after you have cleaned your smile. The coffee promotes staining and tooth decay. Good news: You don’t have to change this enjoyable part of your day. Simply begin bringing a toothbrush and toothpaste with you, so you may rinse your mouth with water after your coffee and then brush 30 minutes later, no matter where the day leads you.
#3: Pay Attention To Rushing
There are two major problems associated with rushing, which is a common factor in the morning when you’re trying to get ready for the day. First, rushing will cause you to miss some spots, which will result in an unsuccessful dental hygiene session. Unfortunately, you may brush more vigorously, as well, which can end up irritating your smile. Over time, hard brushing can damage enamel and gum tissue alike.