Brushing Teeth Too Hard

Brushing Teeth Too Hard

In order to maintain good oral hygiene, you should brush your teeth twice a day. You should brush all your teeth (including your wisdom teeth, even though they are difficult to reach) and gingival joints gently and for minimum 2 minutes, however, ...

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In order to maintain good oral hygiene, you should brush your teeth twice a day. You should brush all your teeth (including your wisdom teeth, even though they are difficult to reach) and gingival joints gently and for minimum 2 minutes, however, being aggressive while brushing and applying pressure on tooth surfaces can cause damage to your gums and other serious problems. In this blog; we will talk about the signs of brushing hard, proper toothbrush usage techniques, and other necessary precautions.

 

Do you think you brush your teeth hard and exaggerate? Here are the symptoms;


  • Tooth sensitivity problem;

It is really a disturbing problem. It is experienced especially after eating too hot/cold foods, and you will experience a tingling in your teeth with every breath you take. It starts with the wear of the tooth enamel and the gums can also be damaged due to improper brushing.


  • Receding gums;

It is another problem that indicates that your teeth are brushed too hard. There are many reasons for gum recession; caused by tobacco use, toothpicks to remove food residue, faulty fillings, or even stress. However, it is sufficient to notice a significant change in your gum line to detect this.


  • Teeth appear darker than gums;

Your teeth appear darker in the gums. The enamel, which has a protective function on the tooth surface and forms the outermost layer of the tooth, does not exist under the root surfaces. In case of gingival recession, your teeth will appear whiter as the root surface becomes prominent.


  • Gingivitis;

It is the recession of the gums and the parts between the tooth tissues are irritated and infected. If precautions are not taken for this treatable ailment, not only gum recession will be experienced, but also negative consequences such as tissue, bone and tooth loss are encountered.

 

Proper Brushing Techniques;

According to ADA (American Dental Association), first of all, you should start with the right toothbrush selection which is suitable for you and does not have too hard bristles. You should create a 45-degree angle between your teeth and your toothbrush and move your brush back and forth so that it is short and touches your gums. You should make sure that you are not only touching the front surfaces of your teeth, but also the inner and back surfaces. You should use your brush upright for your front teeth and continue your action to form a c shape for your back teeth. In addition, you should reach your brush-up to your wisdom teeth and do not neglect to clean your tongue with the upper or lower part of your brush.

 

Simple Precautions to Avoid Hard Brushing;

Our recommendation is to use a ‘very soft, ‘soft’ or ‘medium’ toothbrush that is easily available from pharmacies or supermarkets. In this way, your gums will be less irritated than they should be while brushing, and you will take precautions against gum recession.

 

While using your toothbrush, you should perform the techniques mentioned above: without applying pressure as much as possible. As the pressure you apply can cause gum bleeding, this problem should not prevent you from brushing since the bleeding symptom is an indication that more cleaning is needed for healthy teeth and mouths. If the bleeding continues despite cleaning the bleeding area and paying attention to your routine dental cleaning, you should visit your dentist for an examination.

 

The use of electric toothbrushes, on the other hand, will make your work easier thanks to the technological developments, which is the brush's own characteristic and the bristles of the brush will clean your teeth in a lighter way, however, these brushes should also be chosen carefully and be used correctly. You should avoid harsh movements on teeth or gum tissue, like traditional toothbrushes.

 

You can read the original article from the link below:

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth#:~:text=The%20proper%20brushing%20technique%20is,chewing%20surfaces%20of%20the%20teeth



Keywords:

Toothbrushes, Hard brushing, Tooth sensitivity, Brushing techniques, Gum disease (gingivitis & periodontitis), Tooth enamel erosion


27.04.2021

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