Tooth brushing is something we do every day and have been doing our entire lives. Brushing your teeth is so commonplace that most of us don’t even think about it – we just do it. However, according to your Fort Collins Family Dentist, there are several mistakes that most people make and don’t even know it.
1. You shouldn’t begin brushing your teeth in the same spot each time your brush. Your daily brushing routine should change directions each day, because people have a tendency to miss a tooth here and there. And if you brush the same way every time, you will miss the same teeth every time.
2. Don’t forget to brush the inside surfaces of your teeth as well as you do the outside surfaces of your teeth. The most commonly missed area is the lower inside front of your teeth so you will want to be aware of that the next time you brush.
3. Always rinse your toothbrush after each use. This will help remove the bacteria and any leftover toothpaste that may be hiding in the bristles.
You should ask your Fort Collins Family Dentist for a tooth brushing refresher at your next appointment. Properly brushing your teeth will play a huge role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a long time to come.