5 Dental Health Mistakes You Should Stop Today

You may think you are doing everything right but there may be problems with the daily brushing of your teeth that you don’t recognise. These daily mistakes may seem small but may add up over the years and put your dental health at risk. Here are some of the most common dental mistakes that you should stop immediately.

1. Using alcohol-based mouthwash

Did you know that using mouthwash, specifically the alcohol-based ones will do more harm than good for your dental health? Despite what the advertisers say, mouthwash is not healthy. It disturbs the natural flora inside your mouth and it can cause dryness which then promotes the growth of bacteria. If you can’t give up that ‘fresh feeling’ then you should switch to natural mouthwashes.

2. Brushing too hard

A common misconception is that the harder you brush the cleaner your teeth will be. This is not the case, in fact, when you brush your teeth too hard you cause damage not only to your teeth but also your gums. It also makes you prone to having gum infections.

3. Ignoring mouth pain

Experiencing mouth pain is a sign that the dentist may be required. Pain can be soothed by painkillers, however, you may need to visit your dentist. Don’t wait for the pain to be unbearable before visiting the dentist, a potentially minor problem can be solved before the condition deteriorates any further

4. Brushing at the wrong times

We are told to brush our teeth after every meal, but it is more complicated. There are certain foods that require the need for you to brush immediately such as refined carbohydrates. However, if you are consuming acidic foods, brushing afterwards can damage tooth enamel. Acidic foods weaken your teeth enamel for approximately 30 minutes after eating, so by brushing within that 30 minutes, you may be causing damage to your teeth.

5. Being afraid of the dentist

Many people have a fear of going to the dentist. We fear the discomfort that we might feel. However, if you choose the right dentist your visit will not be painful or induce anxiety. This is why it is important that you choose the appropriate dentist to help you maintain your dental health.

If you’re within the Liverpool area and would like to schedule a dental appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us! Give us a call at 02076284869 or send us an email on info@bhddc.com.


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