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Many of us are aware that brushing your teeth is essential to maintaining your oral health.  However, there’s a right and wrong way to do everything.  Here are some common dental mistakes that patients make.  Check this list out to make sure that you are properly caring for your teeth.

  1. Starting your brushing in the same spot daily:   Usually when people brush their teeth, they start out brushing more attentively, and they begin to slack as the time passes.  If you begin brushing your teeth in the same spot every day, eventually, the cleanliness of your teeth will not be evenly distributed.
  2. Brushing too often:  Brushing your teeth too often (more than four times daily) can expose the root of your tooth to irritation, and that can lead to irritation of the gums.
  3. Forgetting to brush the inner surfaces of your teeth:  Food, plaque, and bacteria inhabit all of your teeth’s surfaces, so it’s best to brush everywhere.  Brushing the inner surfaces of your teeth will decrease the likelihood of tooth decay and tartar buildup.

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