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Common Oral Care Mistakes


Posted on 10/15/2023 by Weo Admin
A Smiling woman and manStansell Dentistry Associates in Raleigh, NCGood dental hygiene helps to improve overall health. However, even after cleaning teeth daily, many people still experience oral issues. In most cases, this happens due to common mistakes made during dental routines. Do you want to preserve your natural oral health and prevent problems? Here are 4 common mistakes you should watch out for:

Brushing Too Hard


There is a misconception about teeth brushing. Many people believe that brushing too hard cleans the mouth better. While using too much force to brush your teeth eliminates plaque, it also removes the enamel. The enamel is a protective shield that can't regrow once removed. When it erodes, it leaves you vulnerable to cavities and decay.

Brushing After Eating


You may think that brushing immediately after eating prevents plaque buildup. Unfortunately, this can harm your teeth. When you eat, especially acidic or sugary foods, the enamel becomes soft. Imagine brushing on the soft enamel. This will destroy the protective layer. Dentists recommend waiting at least 20 to 60 minutes after eating to prevent damage.

Eating Sugary Items


Eating or drinking sugary items may keep you energized throughout the day, but it can harm your oral health. Bacteria love consuming sugar. Hence, too much sugar in the mouth may mean an increase in the number of bacteria, which can cause oral issues.

In addition, sugar is acidic. Hence, it can cause enamel erosion. For this reason, you may need to reduce your sugar intake. If you must consume snacks, be sure to drink a lot of water to wash away the particles. This also helps to neutralize the acids to preserve your enamel.

Skipping Dental Appointments


You may wonder why people visit a dentist even if they do not have oral issues. Dental appointments may involve exams and cleaning. This removes plaque while spotting invisible oral problems. Ignoring dental appointments may lead to buildups and severe dental conditions. Set up a consultation today and learn more about good oral hygiene.

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Knightdale, NC 27545

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