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Why Your Oral Routine Can't Be Routine

Posted on 6/20/2017 by Renée,
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One common error that many people make when it comes to keeping their teeth clean is getting into a routine with their brushing. They start in the same place, and stop in the same place. Nothing ever changes.

This is not good for your teeth. Once you get into this routine, it can be incredibly easy to miss areas of your mouth. You need to make sure you change things up as often as you can.

The Importance of Changing Up How You Brush

If you always start in the same place, that single area of your mouth gets the most toothpaste each time you brush. If you always stop in the same place, you get the same problem with the least amount of toothpaste.

This is going to leave one part of your mouth inherently cleaner than the rest, and another part inherently dirtier. You want to change up where you begin to make sure all of your mouth gets clean.

Plus, if you always start in the same place, you are going to go through the motion of brushing more than you are going to pay attention to how you brush.

If you want to give your mouth a good, solid clean each time you brush, you can't go through the motions. You need to pick a new spot intentionally, and make sure that you get each tooth clean from all angles.

The next time you see your dentist for an exam, ask him or her to show you where you tend to miss the most in your mouth. If you normally had a routine about brushing, odds are that the area you stopped at most of the time is going to be your biggest problem area.

For more information about how to better your brushing, please contact our office.

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