Teeth problems even when you brush every day? You might be putting
too much strength into it!
Brushing your teeth every day is very important. However, you could
actually do more harm than good if you don’t do it right! Keep reading
to learn more about the dangers of brushing your teeth too hard!
Issues with your gums.
If you brush your teeth with too much strength, you might risk
damaging your gums by causing irritation, cuts or bruises. In turn,
inflamed gums can quickly morph into gingivitis and gum disease.
Wearing down tooth enamel.
Every single day, we expose our teeth to a certain degree of acidity,
especially after we eat or drink certain things.
Carbonated beverages, as well as foods that are highly acidic (such
as pickles or vinegar), can cause the enamel of your teeth to become
temporary softer for quite some time after you eat. For this reason,
brushing your teeth too hard soon after eating or drinking acidic things
might wear your enamel significantly.
What’s the best way to do it?
Use a brush with softer bristles if possible, and brush your teeth
gently, in a circular motion to target your teeth. Avoid brushing too
strongly on your gums!