Only one in 10 people brush in way that actually prevents tooth decay.
According to a study published in the Swedish Dental Journal, 90% of people brush their teeth the WRONG way.
What are they doing wrong?
Several things, actually. People are rushing through the toothbrushing routine, they’re not brushing enough, or their form is off.
Two Minute Rule
Don’t spend 40 seconds brushing your teeth. Spend 40 seconds brushing EACH SECTION of your mouth. That’s a total of two minutes.
Divide your mouth in three parts: front, left, and right. And don’t forget the backs (tongue side) of your teeth.
Also read: Brushing on the Job
Instead of roughly sawing away at your teeth, use a gentler circular motion with your toothbrush. You don’t need excessive pressure to get of bacteria. In fact, if you brush too hard, you’ll end up scraping away tooth enamel.
Goal: Brush in a soft, circular motion to protect enamel and reach between
Brush More, Not Less
Prevent coffee, tea, and wine stains by brushing your teeth THREE TIMES a day. Head to the bathroom after lunch and brush to get rid of bacteria that may be building in your mouth since breakfast.
This is the absolute best way to reduce bacterial build up and prevent cavities and gum disease.
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