Dental floss cannot be reused

  Care products that protect teeth and clean the mouth, if used incorrectly, may also cause various discomforts and diseases. Here are a few common misuses:
  Toothpicks make the gap between the teeth larger. Many people are accustomed to flossing their teeth with toothpicks after meals. However, flossing their teeth without stuffing them may cause gingivitis, receding gums, enlargement of the interdental space, and then cause periodontal disease. In addition, do not force the toothpick into the interdental papilla area, otherwise it will increase the gap between the teeth, making it easier to hide bacteria and long dental calculus.
  Toothbrushes are prolonged to be contaminated with bacteria in the toilet. Toothbrush is an object for cleaning teeth, but if it is not clean, it is equivalent to sending bacteria into the body when used. If the toothbrush is placed directly in the bathroom, the dirt splashed when flushing the toilet is easy to get on it, and the humid environment will promote the reproduction of bacteria.
  Repeated use of dental floss is not advisable. It is correct to use dental floss to clean the mouth after meals, and it can also prevent toothpicks from damaging the gums. However, some people think that the floss is not too dirty, and it is useless to wash it next time. Dental floss is a disposable product. Dirt and bacteria cannot be washed away after use.
  Choose the type of mouthwash carefully. On the market, the main function of non-drugged mouthwash is to eliminate bad breath and is suitable for the general population. Medicinal mouthwashes are mainly used to treat oral inflammations such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and oral ulcers, and should be used according to doctor’s advice. Especially people who are prone to tooth decay, wear orthoses, or have received radiotherapy, need to use fluoride mouthwash under the guidance of a dentist to strengthen the protection of teeth and prevent tooth decay.
  Old chewing gum causes stomach problems. Chewing gum can freshen breath, but there are many hidden dangers: chewing gum containing sweeteners is easy to induce tooth decay; chewing gum for a long time, the stomach will reflexly secrete a large amount of stomach acid, not only prone to nausea, loss of appetite, and acid in the fasting state Discomforts such as water may also lead to gastric ulcer and gastritis; long-term tension in the masticatory muscles will not only affect the face, but also cause temporomandibular joint disorders, causing joint pain, chewing muscle dysfunction, joint movement disorders and other symptoms.