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Tooth damage if you continue to brush your teeth incorrectly

Proper brushing is the beginning of healthy dental care. [사진=게티이미지뱅크]
What is the beginning of healthy dental care? It is brushing your teeth every day. Experts cite incorrect brushing as the cause of most dental-related diseases.

In 2020, 22.85 million people, or 4 out of 10 Koreans (44.1%), used outpatient dental treatment as a health insurance. Dental outpatient visits averaged 3.4 days per person (teens 2.5 days, 70s 4.5 days). The most common disease was gum disease with 16.27 million (31.4%), followed by tooth decay with 6.13 million (11.8%) and pulpitis with 3.89 million (7.5%).

If brushing is effective in preventing these diseases, you should correct bad brushing habits. WebMD, an American health media, introduced a case where brushing is not working properly.

wipe long enough not

U.S The time to brush your teeth may be shorter than you think. Experts recommend brushing your teeth for at least two minutes. It is important to pay more attention if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment or if you have a device such as an implant in your mouth, as there is a high probability of food getting stuck in it.

If too few times

sheephemorrhoids Doing it once a day is not enough. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove bacteria and tartar. Since a toothbrush and toothpaste can get rid of food stuck in every nook and cranny of teeth, people who try to replace brushing with a gargle are more likely to develop tooth decay.

wrong brushing your teeth on time

after meal For 20 to 30 minutes, the mouth is slightly acidified and the tooth enamel is weakened. If you are in the habit of brushing your teeth right after eating, you risk wearing down your enamel too quickly. When enamel wears down, bacteria settle more easily and cause more cavities and infections. It is good to wait at least 30 minutes after eating and brush your teeth, or if you are in a hurry, rinse with water or use mouthwash to neutralize the acid.

wrong If you brush your teeth in this way

wrong Even brushing your teeth this way can cause tooth decay. In order to brush effectively, it is important to place the toothbrush on top of the teeth, tilt it slightly upward so that it is at a 45-degree angle to the gums, and brush well in every nook and cranny. It is also a good idea to brush the right teeth with your left hand and the left with your right hand to clean the inside of your mouth as well.

floss habit of not doing

no matter how Even if you brush hard, if you don’t floss, you’ll miss half of the surface of your teeth and build up a lot of plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Leftover food in our mouths causes plaque, which bacteria feed on, release acid that eats away at teeth, and can harden into tartar that can only be scraped away at the dentist.

tongue If not wiped

tongue is You can call it the bottom of the mouth. It helps us speak and swallow, and traps bacteria that cause bad breath and tooth decay. It’s important to brush your tongue with a toothbrush when brushing your teeth, but be careful because brushing your teeth with too much force can damage the tiny bumps that help you detect taste and texture on your tongue.

brush your teeth If too hard

Normal Whether you use a toothbrush or electric toothbrush, the most effective way to brush your teeth is to brush the same spot over and over again, not forcefully. When brushing your teeth, it is important to apply the same amount of pressure as pressing a doorbell. Brushing your teeth with too much force can wear away the enamel and cause shrinkage of the tissue that connects your gums to your mouth.

toothpaste If you use too much

toothpaste In advertisements, the toothpaste always covers the bristles of the toothbrush from top to bottom. However, when brushing, you only need to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, or about half the length of a toothbrush. Fluoride in toothpaste is a mineral, so too much toothpaste can change the shape and structure of your teeth.

toothbrush In case of improper storage

toothbrush To keep it as clean as possible, it’s a good idea to remove any remaining toothpaste and debris from your toothbrush and store it somewhere where it can dry out. If you have to keep several toothbrushes in the same place, make sure they don’t touch each other. Storing your toothbrush in a container creates an environment where bacteria can easily grow, so it’s a good idea to keep it in a well-ventilated area.

same If you use your toothbrush for too long

toothbrush One lifespan is about 3 to 4 months. If you use more than this, the bristles of the toothbrush may become worn out and the toothbrush may not be able to clean your teeth properly.

If only partially wiped

Many People tend to brush the front teeth most diligently, as they are the easiest to clean and the most accessible. However, it is important to brush evenly because our teeth are vulnerable to 500 to 700 types of bacteria, regardless of incisors and molars.


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