What Happens When You Brush Too Much?


Posted on 8/20/2018 by Kelly Hong
What Happens When You Brush Too Much?You may wonder if there is truth behind the saying "too much of a good thing". Brushing the teeth is a good thing. It is an important part of maintaining good oral health and keeping your bright white smile for your entire life.

If brushing twice a day is good, is brushing three times a day better. When do you brush your teeth too much or is that something you cannot do.

The Standard
Dental professionals have set some standards when it comes to brushing your teeth. They recommend using a soft bristled brush twice a day. Most people should brush their teeth in the morning and before they go to bed. You should use a fluoride toothpaste when you brush your teeth.

You should also brush your teeth for two minutes and brush all the teeth in the front, side and backs. You should also brush your gums and tongue. This is the best way to clean the teeth of any bacteria that grown on them during the day.

Brushing Too Much


One of the things that you should not do when brushing your teeth is to brush too hard. This can cause damage to the teeth and gums and can lead to many problems. Brushing the teeth too much can lead to the same problems as brushing too hard. It can lead to abrasions and can wear down the protective enamel of the teeth.

Another possibility from overbrushing is receding gums. The more damage you do to the gums, the more they will recede. Receding gums can lead to gaps between the teeth and gums, loose or lost teeth and gum disease. It is not worth the risk.

Following the standard of brushing twice a day and using the right technique along with professional checkups and cleaning are the key to healthy teeth and gums. There are times when something happens that make you want to brush your teeth a little extra, but this is the exception and is not something you should do every day.

For more help with your dental health, contact the professionals at our offices today.


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