You might be doing all the things that dentists tell you to do. You could be brushing your teeth regularly and flossing. Yet, you might be doing it completely wrong.

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You wouldn’t be alone. Many Americans don’t know that they are brushing their teeth wrong. Watch this video to learn why.

The first issue is that you may not be brushing long enough. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes. You want to ensure that you brush every surface. even in the far back of your mouth. If you can’t reach back there, you need a better toothbrush. Your toothbrush should also have soft bristles. Hard-bristled toothbrushes may actually damage enamel. Another common mistake is not brushing the gums or tongue. Many Americans have gum disease and don’t realize it. To brush your gums, simply brush your teeth at a 45 degree angle to get the gums too. Lastly, when brushing your teeth, make sure to make small circular movements. This ensures that you brush the entire surface of each tooth. Remember, the more care you take now, the less issues you will run into later.