The 10 teeth myths: Electric toothbrushes can be useless and you might be doing more harm than good when you brush
But in terms of oral health, a top dentist revealed that our best intentions could actually cause potential harm to our teeth.
Dr. Tariq Idrees, the dentist and owner of the Carisbrook Dental Clinic in Manchester, said that millions of people inadvertently destroyed their teeth with daily habits, which they thought would be beneficial.
He said that if the electric toothbrush is not used properly, it will prove to be \"useless\" and it will hurt your teeth by flushing too fast with water after brushing your teeth and brushing too much, at the wrong time or in the wrong way.
Here he reveals ten things you think are good for your teeth but not good for them. 1.
Yes, it may sound strange, but they may be useless if you don\'t use the right technology.
With most electric toothbrushes, all you need to do is touch your teeth with bristles.
If you push too hard, the bristles are bent, and the effect is not good.
Bring your electric toothbrush and ask your dental therapist to demonstrate it. 2.
Whitening toothpaste such as Bicarbonate or whitening toothpaste.
They are abrasive and can wear your enamel for a long time
The term will cause the teeth to become sensitive and dark as enamel and internal Amber will wear out
Colored teeth become visible. 3.
Rinse with water too fast after brushing our teeth, we all use water to clean our teeth, but wash away the water in our mouth too quickly after brushing our teeth, thus reducing the effectiveness of toothpaste.
If you feel you need to wash your mouth after brushing your teeth, use a (non-alcoholic-
You should not eat or drink for at least half an hour after brushing your teeth. 4.
Brushing your teeth too hard will hurt your teeth
If you really scrub your teeth too hard, you will grind off the sides of your teeth and leave V-
Shape defects near the edge of the gums.
Also, don\'t always start brushing the same place.
If you always start at the top right corner, that part will get the most attention.
Most people get bored when brushing their teeth, so the area that is finally covered is receiving the least attention. Mix-
Improve your brushing skills so that all areas are fully covered.
You should brush with circular motion.
Not from one side to the other. 5.
Mouthwash based can be harsh and long term
The use of the term is related to the development of oral cancer.
The study found that excessive use
Three times a day --
There are health risks. 6.
Using the wrong technique again, such as sawing, can cause damage and decay of the gums.
You should slide your floss gently. and-
Between your teeth. 7.
Brushing your teeth at the wrong time and too much time can also cause harm.
Do not brush straight after eating citrus/acidic fruit or wine.
The enamel is softened by acid, and brushing your teeth directly after brushing your teeth will wear your teeth.
Instead, wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth, let the acid neutralize, and even use fluoride mouthwash to help with the acid. 8.
The whole tooth powder is becoming more and more popular.
However, I have seen sudden tooth decay or gum problems in patients using these drugs.
Unfortunately, there is often no scientific basis behind them.
I do not recommend using toothpaste if it does not contain fluorine.
There is no doubt that fluoride has been shown to prevent tooth decay.
Whole toothpaste without fluorine may help prevent gum disease but will not lead to tooth decay. 9.
A hard toothbrush can cause excessive wear and decay of the gums. 10.
The 45-second brushing survey showed that up to 43 patients only brushed their teeth for 45 seconds.
It\'s not long enough to give them a proper cleaning time.
You have to brush your teeth for at least two minutes.