You shouldn’t be brushing so hard! We know that when you follow logic, some seriously aggressive brush strokes may sound like a smart plan. You might also think that harder, quicker brushing is best. However, this is simply not right at all. If you’re a hard brusher, your dental hygiene isn’t going to lead to super clean, healthy teeth. It’s going to lead to problems! Find out more.

Brushing Should Be Gentle

You should brush gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush for two minutes, twice daily. This is an easy guideline to think through. However, if you’re used to brushing hard, then it might seem like it’s all wrong. Here’s what you should know:

  • Hard brushing is irritating to your soft tissue
  • Hard brushing is damaging to your enamel

Hard Brushing Can Damage Everything

Now, about the way your aggressive dental hygiene is actually damaging your gums and your teeth? With your gums, the tissue is going to become aggravated and pull away. When it does this, we call it gum recession. It leaves part of your roots exposed. Your teeth will also become overly scrubbed, which can cause erosion. Both of these problems can make teeth very sensitive.

We Can Help

Having trouble giving up your usual habit of aggressive brushing? Don’t worry. It’s a common problem. Whether you require help with addressing damage that has already been created or if you simply need assistance with figuring out how to brush more gently during dental hygiene, schedule a visit. We are always here to assist you. (Hint: Using an electric toothbrush may work wonders!).

Brush Gently And Take Our Advice For Oral Health

Make your dental hygiene effective and gentle, so you can reap the benefits. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.