Chances are you are not brushing correctly. Typically, people put toothpaste on the brush and move the bristles back and forth.
The toothbrush only leaves the mouth for spitting. It then goes back in the mouth.
Think about it. When you mop your floors, don’t you frequently rinse out your mop to get rid of dirt?
You wouldn’t use the same dirty mop over all of your floors? Why use a dirty toothbrush over all of your teeth?
Several factors go into brushing your teeth.
Stop using tooth paste. If you want to not have cavities, drink NYC tap water( which contains fluoride) or rinse with a fluoridated rinse.
Using toothpaste gives you the illusion that you are cleaning your teeth when you are not.
If you want to use toothpaste, take your paste on your finger and smear the toothpaste over 1/4 of your teeth. Brush 3 teeth and rinse your toothbrush.
Brush , rinse and repeat until you’ve brushed all of your teeth.
The purpose of brushing is to remove plaque from between the gum and the tooth.
Insert the bristles in between the gum and the tooth and use a very small motion to remove the plaque.
Then rinse the plaque off of the brush and continue until another three teeth are done.
Use floss to reach the areas between the teeth and between the tooth and the gum.
Move the floss along as you floss each tooth so you’re not re-inserting plaque into your gums.
When brushing your teeth, your object is to remove the plaque from between your teeth and gums and this cannot be done with a dirty brush and dirty floss.