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IN Health & Fitness ON 04 Aug, 2016
It is always recommended that we brush our teeth at least twice a day so that we won't damage and lose them early on. Also, you should be using dental floss to remove those small things that get stuck.
However, brushing your teeth in different ways will obviously lead to different effects. For one, brushing too much and too fast can make the condition of your teeth worse!
So, what happens if you brush your teeth improperly? Check the story below!
Brushing too hard as if you want to destroy your toothbrush can be detrimental to your teeth.
Going at it too fast and forcefully will likely damage your gums. You can even experience gum recession.
In order to ease the pressure you put on your teeth, try using a toothbrush with an angled handle.
A man named Chris Valenti did this for a long time, and he was forced to have eight gum grafts and pay a whopping $1,700 to have mouth surgery.
When you brush too much, you damage your teeth and gums. When this happens, you develop sensitive teeth and gums that recede.
About 10 percent to 20 percent of people brush too much because they think too much about oral care and they use brushes with hard or medium bristles.
Do not be fooled by any commercials saying medium or hard bristles are fine. They can damage your gums and cause wear on the root portion of your teeth.
Instead, you should focus on brushing thoroughly. Removing plaque does not require speed.
First, you should transition to using soft-bristled toothbrushes if you still haven't. In addition, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle towards your gumline.
The correct way is to apply short strokes instead of long slides. Also, use scrubbing motions and apply only a light amount of pressure when you're brushing your gums.
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