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Mindful Brushing

Mindful Brushing

Mindful Brushing empowers a strong daily mental and oral hygiene routine.

Mindful Brushing empowers a strong daily mental and oral hygiene routine. Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness maintains and improves mental health. However, often people are not able to establish a routine time to practice. Particularly, if they don’t like sitting still and focusing on their breathing. That’s where mindful brushing becomes the perfect daily activity to encourage the practice of mindfulness.

Mindful brushing is an important part of oral hygiene. By being mindful when brushing your teeth, you can ensure that your teeth are getting the best possible care. Mindful brushing involves making sure that each tooth has been brushed correctly using the appropriate amount of pressure. It means being conscious of where the bristles on the toothbrush are hitting. And making sure that all areas are cleaned, such as behind and in between teeth. Additionally, it’s important to be aware of how much toothpaste you are using– usually a pea-sized amount is recommended.

Mindful brushing is pretty easy to do!

Mindful brushing also means taking your time while cleaning your teeth. Many people rush through their morning or evening routine so they can move on to other tasks. However, this can result in not getting plaque off all surfaces of the teeth. Leaving them vulnerable to diseases like cavities and periodontal disease. To make sure this doesn’t happen, it’s important to brush for at least two minutes twice a day. This is especially true if you don’t floss regularly. One way to make sure that you brush for two minutes is by setting a timer before starting. Or playing a two-minute song while brushing to keep track of time.

In addition to setting aside enough time for mindful brushing, it’s also important to pay attention to what type of toothbrush is being used. Soft bristled toothbrushes are generally recommended because they won’t cause too much abrasion on enamel or gums. But will still effectively remove plaque buildup from teeth surfaces. It’s also wise to switch out your toothbrush every three months (or sooner if the bristles begin splaying).

Your teeth will last longer!

Mindful brushing isn’t just about picking the right tools or sticking with a good routine. It’s also about paying attention to how your mouth feels after cleaning. If there’s any sensitivity or pain present after brushing (or flossing), then it could mean there’s something else going on underneath the surface that needs further investigation from a dental professional. This could include decay on a particular spot in the mouth. Or, misaligned teeth, gum recession or infection, etc. So having regular checkups with a dentist will help ensure that any potential issues don’t go unnoticed until they become bigger problems down the line.

Overall, mindful brushing is essential for keeping teeth healthy and strong over time. It pays off now as well as later! So, taking as little as just two minutes out of our day (both morning and nigh) ensures we are giving our pearly whites proper attention. To ensure that our smiles stay vibrant longer!

Note: We celebrate Mindful Smiles Day on the 18th of May. This is an annual non-profit campaign through Mindfulness For Children and KOTUS Rising Pty Ltd. Created to bring awareness to the important benefits of teaching children and adults to brush their teeth using mindfulness.

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