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Dr. Usha Malkani

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Dr. Usha Malkani is a renowned Dentist in Sangamvadi, Pune. You can consult Dr. Usha Malkani at Dr. Usha Malkani@Ruby Hall Clinic in Sangamvadi, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Usha Malkani and consult privately 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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I have pain in my teeth. At the last one. Because there is a new teeth coming at the corner called jaadh. So will you please tell me what tablet do I take. For relaxing it.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have pain in my teeth. At the last one. Because there is a new teeth coming at the corner called jaadh. So will you...
Its your wisdom tooth erupting. Which usually erupts between the age of 17 to 25 years. You can have brufen 200 mg for relieving pain. But if there is some swelling. Kindly visit dentist and as per situation the medication would be prescribed to you.
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Many time I clear plak from my bottom teeth but after some week again it starts though I brush properly How can I prevent it?

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Many time I clear plak from my bottom teeth but after some week again it starts though I brush properly
How can I pre...
Complete scaling (professional cleaning) of your teeth will solve your problem. Its probably calcified (hardened) plaque also called calculus, deposited on your teeth near gum line which cannot be cleared by brushing.
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I am 24 years old. I am doing preparation for government job. My second molar have cavity. My doctor advice me for root canal. Please tell me respected doctors. Root canal is acceptable in medical of government job or not.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 24 years old. I am doing preparation for government job. My second molar have cavity. My doctor advice me for ro...
lybrate-user. root canal treatment is acceptable in any govt job, police job or army navy job no issue. Go ahead and get it done and get the tooth capped after root canal treatment.
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I have a problem in my gums where puss comes out, I had gone through root canal treatment still it comes. Can I know the reason please.

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have a problem in my gums where puss comes out, I had gone through root canal treatment still it comes. Can I know ...
Rct may not have been done properly. Visit the dentist and get filling removed and then start on antibiotics.
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Hi, I am having severe pain in mouth from 1 week. Seems like wisdom tooth is coming. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hi, I am having severe pain in mouth from 1 week. Seems like wisdom tooth is coming. What should I do?
Instead of suffering get it removed coz we have no use of wisdom tooth. We need 28 teeth to chew our food since that tooth has to cum according to the nature so it comes but due insufficient space for the tooth to accomdate it gives pain.
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I am suffering from small wounds inside mouth, I can not able to eat well, what can I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Mouth ulcers. May be due to indigestion, constipation and any deficiency. Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine merc sol 200 once daily in the morning and give feedback after 6 days.
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Please suggest I have Small white patch in my cheek near upper third molar since 4 months no pain no bleeding, I am so worried about it can cancer or what?

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Please suggest I have Small white patch in my cheek near upper third molar since 4 months no pain no bleeding, I am s...
Hello, Lekoplakia or white patch over mucous membrane have some chances of cancer. If you are a tobacco chewer then better have it examined or biopsied. Consult a oral surgeon.
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