Common Mistakes We Make When Caring For Our Teeth
We all know we should take better care of our teeth. When we look into the mirror and see an unsightly filling, or when we wake up in the middle of the night in agony from one of our molars, we realize we may not have done enough to look after ourselves.
There are a number of dental mistakes people make and we have listed them in this article. Do yourself a favor and take heed of them before you wake up one morning and realize it’s too late to save your pearly whites.
Believing dentists will cause us pain
Yes, occasionally there will be pain when you visit the dentist, but not as much as you think. If you haven’t visited the dentist for a long time, you will be surprised at how much technology has moved on. All procedures, from fillings to teeth removal, are a lot less painful than they used to be. A lot of our fear stems from bad experiences when we were younger, or by listening to the exaggerated stories told by others. Of course, whatever pain you do feel at the dentist, however slight, it will be a lot less than getting toothache if you don’t make that check up
Forgetting to floss
Cleaning your teeth several times a day is important, but you need to floss as well. Many of us ignore our dentist when he mentions flossing, partly because we don’t want to spend ages in front of the mirror using dental floss. However, we need to get rid of the food stuck between our teeth; otherwise, decay will set in. Flossing is the best way of doing this, so we avoid it at our peril. Rather than regular flossing, consider water flossing instead which is a quicker and more comfortable experience. Here is a list of the best water flossers on the market. You will be surprised at how better your mouth feels within a very short time.
Not going for regular check-ups
Whether it’s fear or laziness, people still insist on not getting their teeth checked regularly. We should go at least twice a year. Dentists will not only check for any cavities, but they can also detect diseases that could threaten your life, such as diabetes and cancer.
There is an expense involved in going to the dentist, and having insurance in place will cover some of that. You will end up paying out a lot more money in the long-term if problems are found, so a regular visit should alleviate your financial burden.
Using the toothbrush incorrectly
You can do a lot to maintain your teeth, but the most important way is to regularly use your toothbrush. Make sure you cover every area of your teeth and gums for optimum cleaning and hygiene. Secondly, don’t brush your teeth too hard as you can cause extra damage, such as causing your gums to bleed. Finally, after prolonged use, your toothbrush will become frayed and lose its effectiveness. Therefore you should buy a new toothbrush every three months to ensure your teeth are receiving the best treatment.
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