6 Mistakes You Make Every Time You Brush Your Teeth

Mila Kunis

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By Timberlake Dental curated from MSN.com

– Image Courtesy of Flickr – Robyn Ramsay

“By now, most people have heard that poor dental care is linked to heart disease, as well other health maladies. One of which is erectile dysfunction, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). And while you may brush regularly, chances are you’re making at least one of these 6 mistakes. Here are the fixes for each.”

See full article on MSN.com


As stated in the article, Pick a soft bristle toothbrush that can slip under your gum tissue and dislodge any plaque stuck there, Hewlett recommends. If the plaque isn’t removed, you increase your risk of developing gum disease. Brushing with a medium or hard model—and using excessive pressure—can cause your gums to recede and expose the surface of your roots, or the bottom of your teeth. Since the root surface isn’t as hard as the exposed enamel-covered part of your teeth, scrubbing this area can wear it away more easily and cause little cavities, Hewlett says.


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