Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

August 1st, 2014

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Most White Plains residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – especially for young NYC dental patients – is fast, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.

There is a certain logic to this method; when you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The problem is that teeth and gums have special characteristics that require finesse. While enamel is durable, 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 post is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
:
Decay from overlooked 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 The Dental Design Center in White Plains 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 impair 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 requires little effort with consistently cleaner results
Proper tooth brushing can prolong that professional-cleaning feel
Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums

If you have already damaged your teeth or gums through aggressive or haphazard brushing, it’s vital to fix those problems and get back on track. Call 914-574-2558 to schedule an appointment with cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh of The Dental Design Center. At The Dental Design Center, we provide individualized treatment for every patient’s dental issues and goals.

Cosmetic Dentist Ira Handschuh
The Dental Design Center
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, New York 10607
914-574-2558
http://www.dentaldesigncenter.com/practice/

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