Top ten : Toothbrushing Mistakes

by WeMD

No. 10: Not Changing the toothbrush often enough

No.9: Not letting the toothbrush dry

No. 8: Not following up with a rinse

No. 7:  Skipping the inner tooth surface

No. 6: Starting in the same place each time

No. 5: Not brushing correctly

No. 4: Brushing too often or too hard

No. 3: Not brushing often enough or long enough

No.2: Not picking the right bristles

No. 1: Not using the right toothbrush.


At Gallery57Dental we encourage proper tooth brushing. Here are a few quick facts that will help you:

  • Proper brushing takes at least two minutes  (To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch)
  • To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gum line and fillings.
  • Tilt the brush at a 45 degree angle towards the gum line sweeping away.
  • You should replace your tooth brush when it starts to show wear or every 6 months.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue!

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