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07 Feb

Brush Your Teeth The Right Way!

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How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Oral hygiene and dental care is of utmost importance and contributes to your overall health. How often you should brush your teeth has been a debatable topic. However, several studies suggest that over-brushing can often do more harm than good.

Brushing your teeth in the right manner and the right number of times using the right toothbrush will keep dental problems at bay. At Smile Quest Dentists, we stress on oral care and make sure you smile your way to good health.

 

Harmful Effects of Over-Brushing

Over-brushing your teeth can result in wearing out of the tooth enamel which is referred to as tooth abrasion. This eventually causes sensitive teeth and bleeding gums. Brushing vigorously is not a good idea either. Cleaning your mouth and getting rid of plaque is not a big job. Use short, gentle strokes in a back and forth motion to keep your teeth and gums strong and in good shape.

Which Toothbrush is Right?

A toothbrush with soft bristles will help you in maintaining your teeth in top condition. Hard bristles damage your teeth and gums. So it’s wise to switch to a medium or a soft-bristled toothbrush.

When Should You Brush Your Teeth?

We recommend brushing your teeth once in the morning and once before bedtime. If you are snacking in between, be sure to gargle well. Don’t brush your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks such as fruit juices, sports drinks, alcohol or citrus foods such as grapes, oranges and lemons. Wait for at least an hour to do so. We highly recommend that you replace your toothbrush every two or three months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

How Many Times Is Ideal?

Dental experts recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day once in the morning after you wake up and once before you head to bed. Brushing your teeth twice a day helps prevent bacterial build up. Regular brushing also helps prevent and remove stains from teeth. What’s more, brushing keeps your gums disease free. You will have a set of great looking teeth if you pay attention to your oral health. Another important aspect of dental health, in addition to regular brushing, is flossing. Be sure to floss once every day ideally before bedtime. Flossing helps to remove food particles stuck between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.

Contact Smile Quests Dentists

Smile Quests Dentists offer you the best of dental services with a gentle touch. We make use of the latest innovations in dentistry and provide you with professional advice when it comes to dental health an oral hygiene. Visit our clinic today to get all your teething troubles sorted.

Call us at 1300 630 766 to book an appointment.

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