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Dr. Ananth is one of the best Dentists in Frazer Town, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Ananth at California Dental & Facial Aesthetic Center in Frazer Town, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ananth on Lybrate.com.

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5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is! brushing is an activity that has been embedded in our systems since time immemorial. It's an exercise you start and end your day with, a routine that can sometimes pass by almost subconsciously, leading to bad habits and ultimately poor oral health and hygiene.

Here are a few mistakes people commonly make when brushing their teeth.

Not using the proper toothbrush

The biggest myth of our time is to buy a medium or hard tooth brush to clean more effectively that's what causes the maximum damage over the years by wearing off healthy natural teeth with overzealous care.

Using an anti-sensitivity/whitening toothpaste permanently

A common mistake is to use a medicated tooth paste meant to mask sensitivity over a prolonged period. Such a practice only masks the symptom does not treat the problem and also leaves you vulnerable to cavities, gum disease and bad breath since the predominant component in such a tooth paste is for treating sensitivity or lightening tooth color.

The type of toothpaste that you use doesn't matter very significantly as long as you use the right amount and twice a day.

Sensitive toothpastes are meant to be used for a prescribed period of time and whitening toothpastes must be used under supervision to prevent any potential damage to your teeth.

Toothpaste must protect your teeth and gums both so a combination of paste that contains fluoride that protects your teeth from decay -and the gel based part has the antibacterial properties to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

Brushing too quickly or too many times

Most of us hate going to the dentist and find brushing an easier alternative but you cant exactly brush off old cavities just prevent new ones.

See to it that you do not brush your teeth more than twice in a day. Excessive brushing can damage your gums and enamel. It will not take a lot of pressure to remove the plaque; hence most dental practitioners suggest brushing using a very balanced pressure.

Studies show that brushing two times a day and about 2-3 minutes every time is perfect to maintain good oral hygiene. Most people make the mistake of falling short of this duration every time they brush. You can ideally divide the mouth in four sections and approximately spend around 30-40 seconds on each section.

Incorrect brushing technique

The strokes while brushing your teeth must be vertical and not horizontal. Many people are habituated with performing long horizontal brushing strokes; this leads to irritation and damage.

Learn the right technique

Hold your brush at an angle of 45 degrees to your gums and brush your gums and teeth with an up and down motion and short strokes. Don't use side to side strokes. Also, start brushing on areas that you have been ignoring till now, reach the difficult to reach inner portion of your teeth. Implement it as a daily ritual and you will attain perfection in it.

Wrestling or brushing

Hard brushing damages the gums and is not good for you. Excessive brushing i. E. Brushing more than 3-4 times is also bad for you. You must always observe a balance in brushing which keeps your dental health healthy.

Fix 

Since unlearning a bad brushing habit maybe harder the easier solution is to switch from a manual to an automatic brush. Going automatic by using a battery operated brush is recommended since it takes the guesswork out of brushing.

It may take a while to get adjusted to but like so many other things which are designed to make life easier automatic brushes make dental hygiene very easy and can even reduce the frequency of your dental visits.

Supplement your brushing 

Of course, brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete dental care routine. Mouth wash twice a day. You should always rinse your mouth and keep it cleaned; otherwise, the germs from the teeth will stay on.

Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams. Got some questions? ask us comment below; we will answer as soon as possible.

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My son teeth is very yellow they do brush a single time in a day what I can do to make my children teeth white and clear.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My son teeth is very yellow they do brush a single time in a day what I can do to make my children teeth white and cl...
Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Give your son homoeopathic medicine silicea 30 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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I have a white patches in my teeth and one of the doctor said that it was because of low minerals, what should I do in that case, what will help me to remove the patches?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have a white patches in my teeth and one of the doctor said that it was because of low minerals, what should I do i...
White patches on tooth can be due to fluorosis or low minerals in enamel of teeth. Go to dental clinic for investigation. Sometimes bleaching also helps to reduce the patches. You should consult the doc.
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I have cold and mouth ulcers (in throat) since few days. Please suggest some medication. Can I use folvite tablets for mouth ulcers?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have cold and mouth ulcers (in throat) since few days. Please suggest some medication. Can I use folvite tablets fo...
Hello, you can apply baking soda or do baking soda in water mouth rinses. This will help to heal your ulcers. If it still persists, you need to consult a physician and get your Vitamin B levels checked. If required take supplements for it.
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My daughter is 8 years old. She fractured her two teeth. Is there any possibility of teeth growing again. The root canal of teeth are fine.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
My daughter is 8 years old. She fractured her two teeth. Is there any possibility of teeth growing again. The root ca...
Dear lybrate-user, if it is a milk tooth then there shud be a permanent tooth below it, x ray will tell that. If its a permanent tooth then definitely new set of teeth will not come. It can always be treated with post and core if it is a permanent tooth.
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I frequently affected by mouth ulcer. By month I affect by 3 or 4 time. It makes pain and can not able to eat. How to cure it?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I frequently affected by mouth ulcer. By month I affect by 3 or 4 time. It makes pain and can not able to eat. How to...
There are some good medicine but you need to go for private consultation meanwhile have lot offluids in your diet
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I have problem with my teeth sensitivity, tried so many tooth paste but it didn't help me at all, I wish I can eat ice crams too:(

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have problem with my teeth sensitivity, tried so many tooth paste but it didn't help me at all, I wish I can eat ic...
Sir you live in delhi so I suggest that first you consult a local dentist to check and rule out cavities. Cavities, if present, should be excavated and tooth should be restored. Cavities can cause sensitivity.
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Hi. I feel very sensitivity in my teeth when I eat ice cream. Bht thanda thanda lgta h teeth me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi. I feel very sensitivity in my teeth when I eat ice cream. Bht thanda thanda lgta h teeth me.
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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Hi. I want to ask that my teeth are becoming yellow from 1 year. So please suggest me how to make teeth white? please recommend me something.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
Hi. I want to ask that my teeth are becoming yellow from 1 year. So please suggest me how to make teeth white? please...
You should require bleaching for this.. Mostly it clear with this... Its become yellow due to more fluoride in drinking water (more than 1ppm)
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I am 23 year old girl and recently got one of my tooth extracted. I am pissed off with cavities. I just notices few black spots on 4 different tooth. Why the heck I am getting that even though I am brushing twice a day. Please help me. I am Army aspirant and should be fine with 14 dental points. I have already lost one at such an early stage. Please help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 23 year old girl and recently got one of my tooth extracted.
I am pissed off with cavities. I just notices few b...
It's not only missing teeth unserviceable teeth also get pt deducted can u send a pic of those spots
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