Common Oral Health Care Mistakes
Are you looking for a dentist in Pflugerville, Leander, and Marble Falls, TX that can help you achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible? We help patients achieve their best smiles so they can feel great about how they look and feel!
Even patients who think they are taking great care of their teeth may be making some common mistakes when it comes to their oral health care routines. In order to make the most out of your home care, we have included some mistakes that you should avoid when taking care of your teeth.
- Drinking beverages other than water after brushing your teeth. Brushing your teeth removes the food particles and bacteria from your teeth. This is especially important right before bed and when you get up in the morning. Bacteria can reproduce rapidly overnight! Don’t drink or eat anything after your final tooth brushing session of the day.
- Brushing your teeth too hard. Harder is not better! Most of the removal of plaque from your teeth happens with the tips of the bristles on your toothbrush. Pressing harder does not clean your teeth better and may actually destroy your delicate gum tissue.
- Don’t skip flossing. Plaque can harden into tartar quickly. Skipping even one day of dental care can allow plaque to harden and take hold of your teeth. Once it becomes tartar, you cannot remove it with a toothbrush or dental floss alone. You will need a dental cleaning.
- Rinsing after brushing your teeth. In order for the fluoride in your toothpaste to have the maximum effect on your teeth, you should avoid rinsing your mouth after brushing. You could floss your teeth, rinse, and then brush your teeth so that the fluoride sits on the surface of your teeth for longer.
If you want a dentist in Pflugerville, TX that will help you keep your smile healthy, give us a call! We can’t wait to meet you.