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WARNING: 2 out of 3 people make these 7 common dental mistakes


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  • Brushing too hard. Remember although your teeth are hard, your gums are soft.
  • Using an old toothbrush. Toothbrushes should be replaced every 8-12 weeks.
  • Not flossing regularly. The surfaces in-between teeth make up a 3rd of the tooth surface.
  • Brushing too quickly. Recommendations state 2 minutes but often people rush in the morning and only spend 30 seconds to 1 minute brushing.
  • Cleaning teeth after meals.¬†Acid levels are higher in the mouth after eating, brushing straight away could damage the tooth enamel.
  • Not visiting the dentist. If you attend a dental clinic regularly then any problems that arise can be spotted early and prevented.
  • Eating hidden sugars. Hidden sugar is everywhere! From tomato ketchup to low fat yoghurts, always read the label.