Looking for dentist in or
specialised in or looking for Dr.
Close

Learn How Dental Hygiene, Tooth Abrasion And Over brushing Relate from Your Dental Hygienist

The issue of over brushing and its direct link to tooth abrasion has been a topic in many journal and news articles. A story in The Wall Street Journal (February 4, 2000) stated that in many cases, “the culprit in tooth abrasion is the toothbrush itself.”
This issue is particularly important to because people can damage healthy teeth and gums by brushing too hard, oftentimes with a medium- or hard-bristled toothbrush. In fact, dentists and dental hygienists have a recommendation on how to brush your teeth they recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush for your oral health care.
Your teeth and gums are susceptible to wear and tear like all other parts of your body. In cases of improper dental hygiene and brushing, such as brushing too vigorously, gum tissue can be worn away. Receding gums then lead to other significant dental problems such as sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, cavities, root canals, and, potential loss of teeth.
Your dental Hygienist will explain that brushing your teeth correctly includes adjusting the angle of your toothbrush (it should be at a 45-degree angle), lessening the amount of pressure you use, monitoring the length of time, as well as making sure that you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush. In addition, always ask your dentist for specific recommendations related to your dental hygiene care and healthy teeth.
While the potential harm to healthy teeth and gums through poor dental hygiene and over brushing is significant, an even greater percentage of the population suffers damage to their teeth from occlusion (bad bite), genetic factors, and poor overall dental cleaning. It is critical to carefully maintain and monitor your oral health.
The best approach to maintaining good oral hygiene is to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste, floss or clean between the teeth using an inter-dental cleaner (special brushes, picks or sticks), and visit your dentist every six months. Follow your dental hygienist’s advice with regard to any changes to this regimen.
By Brian J. Gray, DDS, MAGD, FICO

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Relevent Articles

Featured Video Play Icon
Featured Video Play Icon
Featured Video Play Icon

OFFER

Dr. Juan Buitrago

25 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

13550 SW 88 ST Suite 12, Miami, FL, 33186

305.270.0744

OFFER

Dr. Lester Gil

25 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

930 N krome AV , Homestead, Miami, FL, 33030

305.247.5161

OFFER

Dr. Maria T. Cook

20 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

951 NE 167th St. #208, North Miami Beach, FL, 33162

305.330.9330

OFFER

Dr. Therese Bonamy

0 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

Don MCKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, 99999

242.367.4355

OFFER

Dr. Alina Perez

25 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

930 N krome AV , Homestead, Miami, FL, 33030

305.247.5161

OFFER

William A. Forero, DMD

20 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Implant Specialist

3000 N University Dr p, Coral Springs, FL, 33065

954 7524901

OFFER

Dr. Mayra Lopez

20 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Periodontologa

6791 West Flagler St., Miami, FL, 33126

1.305.261.0633

OFFER

Dr. Arely Betancourt

20 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

9840 SW 40th St,, Miami, FL, 0

(305) 223 0420

OFFER

Dr. Rosa Alvarez

20 yrs. of experience

Speacility:

Dentist

3762 W. 12TH AVE, HIALEAH, FL, 33012

305.557.6661