It Is Important You Do Not Multitask When Brushing
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Century Dental LLC
We know that you have a busy life. We understand that you have people pulling you in every direction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All the demands on your life can make it difficult to find the time needed to take proper care of your teeth and gums.
The demands lead many people to multi-tasking. They try to do two, three or more things at the same time, so they do not fall behind. One place it is not a good idea to multitask is when you are taking care of your teeth and gums. These are the reasons why.
The Importance of Brushing Every Day
We recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day. The proper technique for bushing includes using a good quality, soft toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes every time you brush. It is also a good idea to include flossing and an antibacterial mouthwash into your brushing routine.
When you eat and go through the day, bacteria stick to your teeth and gums. Through the course of the day, the bacteria multiply and grow. Brushing is the best way to remove the bacteria. If you do not bush, the bacteria will flourish and turn into plaque. Plaque is harder to remove and over time will cause issues with tooth decay and gum disease.
Avoiding Mistakes when Brushing
If you are multitasking while brushing your teeth you are prone to many mistakes that can make your routine less effective. You may not devote enough time to brushing, or you may miss some of the teeth and the gums. You may brush incorrectly and damage your teeth and gums. Overbrushing or brushing too hard are common problems people have especially when distracted by doing something else at the same time.
One other thing to realize is that your routine for brushing your teeth can serve as a break in an otherwise busy day. It is something that can help you relax at a time when you need it. It could help you accomplish more than you realize.
Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dental health professionals to talk about any oral health issue you want.
Century Dental Dr. Jefferson Call, DMD & Dr. Dix Densley, DDS