We’ve all heard what happens when you don’t brush your teeth, but do you know that brushing too often or too vigorously may prove even more dangerous than not brushing enough. Too much brushing can cause the enamel in your teeth to wear down. Without the protection provided by the layer of enamel, your teeth are susceptible to harm and cavities.
It would help if you considered how you brush. Brushing your teeth aggressively, you may scratch your gums. Research has shown that if your brush your teeth too many times a day may lead to tooth abrasion and an increase in tooth sensitivity,
If you have been brushing your teeth too hard, you need to visit a dentist at Vintage Oral Surgery & Periodontics as soon as possible. Your dentist will recommend any of the following treatments :
Using a fluoride varnish to strengthen the surface of your teeth.
Covering the surface with veneers.
Gum Grafting Surgery to replace the tissue that has gone missing due to the gums receding.
You must take some steps to ensure your oral health in the future:
- Floss regularly
- Say no to sugary drinks
- Use mouthwash
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Don’t get aggressive while brushing your teeth
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Never eat directly after having your meal
Taking a few such steps to protect your health will change your life for the better.
Are you experiencing any such symptoms that you feel you are brushing too much and need medical advice? Visit Vintage Oral Surgery & Periodontics right away. We have a team of experienced dentists who will look into your case and prescribe you the best treatment to ensure you can get your smile back. Call us now at (281) 800 8852 to book an appointment.