You have essentially been brushing your teeth 2-3 times a day and that’s great! Oral health is just as important as keeping your skin healthy and body fit. But a lot of times, it is also neglected. You believe you have been doing it right all along yet you still wonder, “Why doesn’t it feel right?”
Here’s the answer you have been looking for: you have been brushing your teeth wrong all along. Since we were kids, we were taught how to brush our teeth—from strokes to the toothpaste we should use. But there are so many things we overlook that may risk our overall oral health. Here are 7 ways you might be brushing your teeth wrong:
Your Toothbrush Is Too Hard On You
If you think the harder the bristles of your brush, the more thorough your mouth gets cleaned, you’re wrong. Hard bristles can break the enamel of your teeth making it more prone to sensitivity and tooth decay.
You’re Being Too Hard On Yourself
No, brushing your teeth hard won’t do the trick even if your brush bristles are soft. It can still damage your tooth enamel and promote gum recession. So take a chill pill and breathe.
Oops! Wrong Angle
It’s best to hold the surface of the toothbrush bristles at a 45-degree angle to the front of your teeth. Do small strokes when brushing or make tiny circles!
You Aren’t Clocking It
Two minutes! That’s all it takes to brush your teeth as recommended by our friends from the American Dental Association. Want longer brushing? You can extend it up to four!
Did You Forget Your Tongue?
If yes, well then maybe it’s time to grab that brush and gently clean your tongue! With the tongue as one of the main reasons for bad breath, it’s only best to keep it thoroughly clean as well. But be careful! Brushing it too hard can also damage your taste buds.
Your Ancient Toothbrush
When was the last time you changed your brush? Six months ago? A year ago? Maybe it’s time to pick up a new one from the store. Make sure to change your toothbrush every three to four months for optimum cleaning performance.
You Aren’t Checking The Label
From brushing itself to your toothbrush, you now have learned everything you’ve been doing wrong. But would you know what’s in your toothpaste that makes brushing your teeth potentially dangerous for your teeth? If not, it’s probably time to check your toothpaste’s components.
Fluoride may not be as beneficial as we think it is. It's terrifying that the primary component of our usual toothpaste can lead us to a wide variety of health complications including the following: thyroid disease, bone cancer, arthritis, dementia, disrupted immune system, and even genetic damage and cell death.
As we learn the risks of the chemicals found in our toothpaste such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Saccharin, Sorbitol, Flouride, Sodium Hydroxide, Carrageenan, Paraben, Gluten, and Triclosan (drug banned from hand soaps and body washes), we encourage everyone to challenge the status quo and understand what we put into our bodies.
What if we tell you that you can get all the benefits your chemical toothpaste brings with all-organic ingredients? The toothpaste range of Himalaya Botanique is specially designed to promote total oral hygiene and health without the risks chemical ingredients have. 100% organic and free of harmful chemicals, this new toothpaste range will totally change the way you manage your oral health!The Himalaya Botanique toothpaste range is available at Watsons Personal Care Store, selected Mercury Drug stores, and in Lazada for P345 (Complete Care Line) and P355 (Whitening Complete Care Line).