Regular brushing is the best way to fight cavities and plaque buildup in your mouth. Not only does it clean your teeth, but it also freshens your breath because it removes bacterial buildup.
Little do people realize that brushing with the wrong kind of brush creates more harm than good. Most often tooth and gum problems arise because of using stiff brushes that abrades the enamel and damages the gum line.
What Happens When You Use the Wrong Brush
The most obvious consequence of using the wrong brush is damaging your gums and gum line. A stiff brush can potentially be the cause of bleeding, which can be utterly painful. A bleeding gum can also be infected by bacteria found inside the mouth, which can find its way into your bloodstream.
Using the appropriate brush with soft bristles and having healthy brushing habits will eliminate the possibilities of having cuts and abrasions on your gums. You have to understand that using too much force or using an inappropriate brush can both be contributory to a bleeding gum. Your care tools also have to be replaced every three months as advised by dentist to eliminate bacterial buildup and improve your oral health.
Over Brushing and Its EffectsVigorous brushing hurts your teeth more than it helps. Not only does it wear the enamel of your teeth, but can also cause a receding gum line.
Over brushing exposes the root of your tooth, which causes sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. A receding gum also leads to serious periodontal conditions that may need to undergo treatment processes such as tooth filling, root canal, or extraction.
Vigorous brushing does not necessarily remove plaque and so is using inappropriate brushes. If you want to find out more about how to clean your teeth effectively, don't hesitate to give us a call.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at Carrollton: (972) 242-7603 or Flower Mound: (972) 434-8050 or Denton: (940) 566-7021 today.