Most people brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly, not realizing it contributes to to dental health problems. The team at Dental Care Today in Fishers can help with that.
Many people pride themselves on their oral hygiene habits, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors—especially for teenagers—is speedy, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.
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 strong, 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:
- Decay from missed food particles
- Damage to teeth through abrasion
- Weakened enamel
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
- Damage to existing dental work
- Tartar build-up
The friendly dental hygienists at Dental Care Today in Fishers teach patients the proper way to brush teeth. 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 Trumps Aggressive Brushing:
- Plaque is soft enough to scratch off with a fingernail, so brush accordingly with soft bristles
- Angling the toothbrush is easy and cleans effectively
- Proper tooth brushing can prolong that terrific professional-cleaning feel
- Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums