Using a firm-bristled toothbrush and too much pressure to clean teeth can permanently wear away protective enamel (triggering tooth sensitivity and cavities) and cause receding gums. Instead, use a soft brush and gentle, circular scrubbing motions for two minutes at least twice a day. When buying a toothbrush, consider that compact heads move most easily around small mouths and long, flexible handles are best for reaching back molars.
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Think you know what it takes to have clean teeth and a healthy mouth? You'd be surprised which of your habits, from what you eat to when you eat it, are harming your oral hygiene.
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