Thursday, October 17, 2013

One of the Most Common Toothbrushing Mistakes!

When you have braces on your teeth, Dr Allen Davis and his team at Davis Orthodontics would like to know this little toothbrushing trick to help you out. Starting in the same place every time will allow other parts of your mouth and teeth to get less effort. With time this may in turn increase cavity build up and tooth decay.

Studies also show that most right handed individuals start at the upper left corner of their mouth and left handed people start at the upper right corner of their mouth. Since the initial effort put into brushing teeth is higher and decreases accordingly as we are about to finish brushing, the last parts of the mouth being cleaned will suffer.

When you are finished brushing, the most common areas cleaned include inner surfaces, chewing surfaces, and the back of the teeth. In order to avoid white spots with braces, you need to start brushing on alternate sides. Combining this with three minutes of brushing can ensure all teeth have equal chances of getting cleaned.

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