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What You Need To Know If You Are Brushing Too Hard


A heavy hand and a hard brush is all that is needed to remove plaque and stain – this is what many people believe in. And when you take into consideration that tooth pasters of today contain a lot of abrasive elements, then it is clear why so many people have damaged dental enamel and gum erosion. In order to manage your dental health, a daily oral regimen is needed. In case you are suffering from certain dental problems, you still have several affordable dentistry options that will improve your oral health.

If you are one of those people who are brushing too hard, you may already suffer from:

    • Bleeding gums
    • Premature gum erosion
    • Worn dental enamel

Solutions to these problems are:

      • Soft bristle tooth brush
      • Applying only light pressure
      • Using an electronic tooth brush

If you are suffering from bleeding gums, you could be going through a first stage of gum disease. In case you notice that your gums bleed and that this condition isn’t improving, it is highly recommended that you visit the dentist and find out what is really happening. You will then be able to receive a proper diagnosis as well as a good treatment plan.

If you notice that your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold or sweets, it is possible that your gum tissue eroded so much that it is now exposing your teeth. You should make a visit to the dentist and receive a correct diagnosis and treatment. Your problem can be solved with a bonding material as it can cover your teeth and any exposed root. While this will remove the sensitivity to hot, cold and sweets it will also enhance your teeth appearance.

Besides hard bristle brush and a heavy hand, dental enamel erosion can be caused by teeth clenching and grinding. When your top and bottom teeth are not aligned with each other, you are suffering from dental malocclusion, a problem that can be solved by the dentist.

The best thing you can do to address all these issues on time and to prevent any other dental maladies is to visit your dentist regularly. Make sure you brush and floss daily and you will avoid most dental issues. If you have your teeth cleaned and examined by our dentist, Dr. Sean Feely, you will surely have perfect oral health.

Dr. Sean Feely
Dr. Sean Feely
Dr. Sean Feely has owned and been working at Ramona Family Dentistry since June 2007. Dr. Feely graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in Stockton, CA in 1999, then received his DDS degree from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA in 2002
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