Taking care of your teeth and gums must be daily routine with the average time for brushing your teeth being around 2-3 minutes. Brushing in an aggressive way won’t remove more debris. On the contrary, it will cause more damage to your gums and teeth. The most common consequence of intensive brushing is receding gums or gum recession. Once your gum has receded, there is no way back, unless you do a gum graft.
Many people think that flossing is done only to remove the food stuck between their teeth, which is a big misconception. Flossing is very important because it cleans the area around your tooth, which is an area that the toothbrush can’t reach. Using floss at least once per day will prevent the formation of decay between your teeth and will keep your gums pink and healthy. Eating a healthy diet, limiting sugary foods and drinks, and stopping smoking will also improve your oral hygiene.