11 Mistakes You Make Brushing Your Teeth

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All right today, I’m going to be pointing out eleven brushing teeth mistakes that you are probably making when you’re brushing your teeth. Yes! I know many of you guys have been brushing your teeth for thirty years, fifty years. In some cases, maybe more and you’re, thinking, I’ve never had a cavity or, I’ve been doing this for long enough, I don’t think I’m making any mistakes. I bet there’s not a single person watching this, who has not made one of these eleven mistakes – And I bet most of you guys – are consistently making many of these mistakes, so read on.

Some of these you’ve heard before other ones. I don’t think you’ve heard and you’re going to find this pretty intriguing. I spoke to my dentist and did the research and I found some very interesting things, so let’s dive right into what are the eleven mistakes that most people the vast majority of the world is making when it comes to taking care of their teeth.

No.1 is that they are using their toothbrush way too long, the life of a toothbrush consistent use twice a day, seven days a week, some 30 or 31 days a month – is Three months.

So after about 200 uses, you need to start looking for a new toothbrush. Why? Because the Bristles. So toothbrush that’s been used too much, you can kind of look at it. The bristles are going to start to go all over the place.

This affects other items we’re going to get into, but it does not allow you to brush your teeth properly, So you need to look to get rid of this toothbrush every three months.

Okay, So point No. 2:

You’re not brushing your teeth long enough, so I recently started using a electronic toothbrush. The cool part about this is that it has a timer and I’m not used to using a timer on my toothbrush started using it two minutes.

Okay, so going through the brushing, was a lot longer than what I expected, and what that told me is that I have consistently been not brushing my teeth long enough, two minutes is what we’re supposed to use.

Why? Gives time for the fluoride to start to, you know, react to the teeth to go in there. And it is the recommended amount. So two minutes

I think most of us are brushing our teeth less than a minute We just get into routine.

We were going through thing.

Okay, I hit every I’m done. Two minutes is what you want to shoot for, and that’s one of the reasons I recommend some of these electronic toothbrushes is, and there are other reasons as well, But the timer in of itself is worth it now. You don’t have a time to just simply use a stopwatch, use your phone, but brush your teeth for two minutes.

Mistake: No.


Is that you’re rinsing with water?

Yes, after you brush that even for two minutes and you spit it out there, then you throw water in – And I know I do this all the time and guess what? You’re taking half of that, or most of that flouride right out of your mouth, You’re, spitting out. You want to leave that in there, Now a way around this and still being able to rinse out your mouth is to actually use Mouthwash that has fluoride in it, And then you can quickly rinse gargle spit that out and the fluoride actually still going to stick To your teeth But you don’t want to use water after you brush your teeth, Just spit it out and get used to that feeling. I know for me, It’s been very hard, so I actually use a rinse.


No. 4:

Is you’re, storing your toothbrush in the bathroom this one, I think almost all of us are doing it and we do it because of convenience. I just [ run ] a study and they talk about more than half of the toothbrushes that they, you know, tested had a bit of feces on them. Yes guys There is actually crap on your toothbrush in more than half of you guys have this there.

And that’s because you’re storing it in your bathroom

I don’t know how it’s getting there.

All I know is that this stuff is for real. It blew me away when I saw this data. In addition, When you’re storing it in the bathroom guess what?It’s more humid in there, a higher percentage, It’s going to get wet, It’s not going to the time to dry out, even if you put it in a cover.

So the best way you don’t want to go buy an electric toothbrush Is that you can actually just simply take this.

Put it next to your nightstand. Take it out of the bathroom. This may be there’s a huge habit, change for some of us, and it may just be better to actually get something that has a cleaning system with it.


5 mistake:

You’ve heard this before, Floss.

How do you start to Floss?

I know the hardest part is actually creating a habit to start Flossing. The best tip I’ve heard is actually just to Floss One tooth. Why?

Because, when you start to Floss one tooth, you actually Floss the rest of your teeth.

You’re like, Hey I’ve, already started and that’s the hard part is getting started. I Floss at the end of the day, don’t always do it, But when I do it, I try to reward myself. You know just it’s a good feeling. I Also try to use – and I set up the system, so that I’ve got those individual

No. 6 mistake:

Number six is you’re, not cleaning your tongue.

Invest in a tongue cleaner. You don’t want to do that, get a toothbrush, then, on the opposite side, It’s actually got a little bit of a tongue scraper not as good, But it’ll get the job done. Worst case, use your toothbrush and actually brush off the tongue after you’ve been brushing your teeth for two minutes.

And it’s important to do every time you brush your teeth.

Mistake No.


Is you are using too hard a toothbrush. Why is this an issue? Because don’t even use the medium.

Go with, soft or extra soft.

It doesn’t really make a difference, You’re not looking to get in there, and I mean you’re just looking to get rid of some of that meat or some of the other food – That’s gotten stuck in and around your teeth.

You’re not looking to to shine those things up. That’s not the aim of the toothbrush. So the what the problem is is a lot of you guys are using medium or harder brushes, you’re actually going to damage your gums, and that takes us to.


Point No.8 :

How to brush your teeth and that’s actually to go in circles, don’t go back and forth. That takes us to .


Mistake No.9:

You also want to go at a 45 degree angle and that’s one of the reason that you see a lot of brushes, they’ve got the bristles that go at an angle Because, most of us we go straight on and we go back and forth so, if you’ve got a toothbrush, and this isn’t my simple toothbrush see, it goes straight. You want to go at a 45 degree angle.


So, let’s go into

Mistake No. 10:

And that’s men and women do not change up their routine.

They get used to going in the same Order. The problem with that is, we get lazy.

We get sloppy, You need to change up your routine and that’s something you have to consciously think about.

We don’t like to consciously think about things and that’s the advantage of you know, an electric toothbrush is literally, you can just guide it and It usually does a better job of actually reaching it because it requires less effort. The problem is, it can train you not to brush your teeth if you’re having to use a manual toothbrush as well.

And the Final Point is…


No need to brush your teeth More than two times a day.

A lot of people out there were thinking. Okay, If I brush three times a day four times a day, I even talked to my dentist.

She brushed, I think, more than three times a day.

She said I shouldn’t be doing this, but I’m just almost kind of crazy about it, but uses an extra soft Bristle. But brushing more than two times a day can actually lead the damage and that’s not something that you want to do to your teeth.

Bonus mistake:

What a lot of people do, is they actually what don’t wait 30 minutes after they’ve eaten to brush their teeth. And this bonus one? Why is it a mistake because actually, the PH levels have dropped.

Basically, your mouth is more acidic 30 minutes after you’ve eaten, so you need time to be able to get rid of that saliva, which has a lot of acid, otherwise You can damage the teeth a bit when, if you brush too soon after you eat.

So that’s it guys.

Let me know in the comments What you think. I think that almost all of you guys have made at least one of those mistakes. The big one for me is actually feces on the toothbrush.

Take care!

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