Have You Been Brushing Your Teeth Wrong All Your Life? Here’s What You Need To Know…

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Maybe you were never taught proper oral hygiene methods, and if that’s the case like it is for millions, you’ve probably been brushing your teeth wrong your whole life. This gallery is full of helpful tips for maintaining oral hygiene and includes the following:

  • The proper way to angle the bristles against your teeth
  • How long to wait after eating to brush
  • When to buy a new toothbrush

Proper oral hygiene methods are essential for maintaining optimal health. Decaying teeth and gums is connected with diabetes and an unhealthy heart.

 You’ll also keep your real teeth a lot longer and won’t suffer from receding gums. Your mouth is just a small part of your body, but its state of health has major consequences for your overall health.

#1. Don’t skip on brushing your tongue, inner cheeks lips, and the roof of your mouth. You may be surprised to learn that those areas tend to accumulate a lot of bacteria, and gargling isn’t necessarily sufficient to get rid of it.

#2. Remember that whitening toothpaste can be harsh on your enamel. You may want to stick to a regular fluoride toothpaste, or find a whitening paste that’s recommended by your dentist.

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#3. Wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after you eat. It’s best to wait 30 minutes after brushing to prevent acids in the food you ate from eating at your enamel.

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#4. Brush up and down in short strokes and tilt your brush 45 degrees toward your gums, and do it gently.

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