Most people brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush incorrectly but don’t realize it is compromising their dental health. That’s why Allen Park Dental Care has decided to use this blog to discuss brushing.
One of the most common mistakes people make is quick, aggressive brushing. Using a hard bristle toothbrush makes things even worse.
There is a certain logic to this technique. When you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The trouble is that teeth and soft tissue have different characteristics. While enamel is stable, the soft tissues in the mouth are not designed for intense scouring.
If you use hard bristles against possible cavity makers, froth at the mouth, speed through those 30 inches of tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this article is for you.
Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing:
- Tooth decay caused by plaque that results from inadequate cleaning
- Damage to teeth through abrasion
- Weakened enamel
- Tooth sensitivity
- Receding gums
- Damage to existing dental work
- Tartar build-up
There is a better way. With a slow, deliberate two minutes twice daily, you can take control of your dental hygiene, improve your oral health, and reduce the risk of future problems.
Smart Brushing Beats Aggressive Brushing:
- Plaque is soft enough to scratch off with a fingernail, so brush accordingly with soft bristles
- Angling the toothbrush requires little effort with consistently cleaner results
- Proper tooth brushing can prolong that fantastic professional-cleaning feel
- Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums
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