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Overall, the main fault people have in regards to teeth brushing is the lack of solid routine. If you have a great routine, you’re on your way to that perfect smile! Listed below are some not-so-often-considered brushing mistakes.

1. Not Brushing Evenly

Due to brushing being such a routine activity, you may find yourself zoning out while you polish those pearls. Mindfulness while brushing is key to doing a quality, even job. It’s important to be cognizant of where you’ve already brushed, how long you’ve been brushing, and how much longer you have to go before it’s job well done. Keeping these things in mind will result in an evenly clean mouth, that will be equally white with time.

2. Using the Wrong Toothpaste

There are countless options to weigh when it comes to choosing the correct toothpaste to suite your individual needs. No matter if you’re looking to something for sensitive teeth, teeth whitening or a certain flavor, there are some general instructions issued by dentists. Most would say to buy a toothpaste that has the ADA seal of approval. Many dentists warn against pastes containing baking soda because it is abrasive and can damage your enamel. Many dentists recommend getting a toothpaste that contains fluoride, a compound that prevents tooth decay and promotes enamel hardening. Whichever paste you choose should be keeping you coming back for more every day, so choose the one that will instill a solid dental routine.

3. Using the Wrong Toothbrush

Decisions, decisions, like choosing the correct toothpaste, choosing the correct toothbrush is an equally weighty decision. Think about it, you’ll be using this device twice every single day! I’d recommend using a soft bristled brush, as to not abrasively run awa at your enamel. Whichever you choose, be sure to change it every four months, or when bristles become weak and damaged; pay more attention to state of brush as opposed to age. Once again, the most important factor to consider is that it is a brush that you’ll want to use, promoting a consistent routine.
If you’re having trouble keeping your teeth clean and white a call to Lakeway Cosmetic Dental will turn that grin into a work of art!