8 Dental Care Mistakes We Make That Destroy Our Teeth Bit by Bit

Approximately 2.4 billion people suffer from tooth decay. We may make everyday mistakes regarding the right care for our teeth without even knowing it. But such things lead to dental diseases and a loss of money.

We try to avoid making dental mistakes and would love it if we could prevent any future toothaches.

1. Ignoring a bad smell coming from your mouth

8 Dental Care Mistakes We Make That Destroy Our Teeth Bit by Bit

A bad smell from your mouth can signify poor hygiene or gum disease. Sometimes we don’t notice an unpleasant odor by ourselves but people who you talk to can smell it. In this case, there’s an easy way to test it:

  1. Lick the inside of your wrist.
  2. Wait 5-10 seconds
  3. Smell your wrist.

You can also swab the back of your tongue by using a finger or a piece of cotton. Try not to go too far as not to trigger your gag reflex.

2. Drinking after brushing

8 Dental Care Mistakes We Make That Destroy Our Teeth Bit by Bit

Yes, of course, you’re going to eat and drink after brushing your teeth in the morning. But it’s crucial that the flavor of your toothbrush should be the last flavor of the day. Even drinking tea just before sleeping can affect your teeth negatively.

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