Brushing Habits: Where Are You Failing?

Yes, failing is a strong word! Nobody wants to think of themselves this way or realize that they aren’t living up to the standards that have been set forth for success! However, it is very important that you remember in order to succeed with dental hygiene and smile care in general, you have to pay very close attention to detail. What you want is to have a healthy smile! With that said, our Columbia, TN team reminds you that when you feel as though your brushing or any other care detail is failing, what you’re really experiencing is an opportunity for great improvement! Learn more!

Your Brush Is Old

Is your toothbrush old? Well, then it might not be working as well as a new toothbrush or one that is fresh enough to offer maximum dental hygiene power! This is an easy one and a very serious one! Use bristles that aren’t too aged by being sure your toothbrush is only zero to four months old. Past that mark, it’s time for a new one!

Your Brushing Is Rushed

You need to brush for two minutes. This isn’t just a maximum amount of time. It’s a minimum, too. So, don’t brush for a longer period of time and don’t cut it short. Stick to two minutes by doing whatever it takes to time yourself (from a mini hourglass to your watch, clock, or phone, any timer will work!). It’s essential for dental hygiene that works, prevents decay, etc.

Your Brushing Is Hard

If your brushing is too hard, you might not be doing a very good job with cleansing your smile. You may, however, be doing an amazing job with damaging your smile. Make sure to use short, gentle strokes with the help of a soft-bristle toothbrush for optimal dental hygiene!

Your Brushing Is Not Complete

You have absolutely got to be as thorough as possible when you are spending the time brushing during dental hygiene. As already noted, it takes only two minutes. We remind you that you’re going to be standing there moving the brush back and forth anyway, so you should make the most of it! Here’s what you should really remember:

  • Thorough brushing is successful brushing
  • To be thorough, make sure you remember that you need to brush all of your teeth and every surface of each tooth that may be accessed by your brush! Easy.

Make Brushing Better For A Healthy Smile

If your brushing isn’t quite measuring up to the level of care your smile needs, then you may end up with cavities and other concerns. To ensure you’ve got all of the details squared away, simply visit us soon for a checkup! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.