Havasu Dentist: Do You Brush Too Hard?

Nowadays, new electric toothbrushes have a feature in which they vibrate or beep when someone is brushing too hard. Though this technology is useful, it may be beneficial to know the signs of brushing too hard without warning.

How can you tell that you’re brushing your teeth too hard?

  1. Your gums bleed after you brush your teeth. If your gums bleed after you brush your teeth, you are likely applying too much force, aggravating your gums. Try brushing with lighter applied force to minimize irritation to your gums.
  2. Your dentist or dental hygienist noticed that your enamel is wearing down. If you’ve heard that you are losing enamel – the protective, shiny later over your teeth – you may be brushing too hard. Consult your dentist if you believe you are losing enamel.
  3. Your toothbrush’s bristles are frayed. If you look at your toothbrush as see that your bristles fray outwards, you may be brushing too hard. Make sure to replace your bristles, as when they are frayed, they do not work as efficiently to clean your teeth. After this, try to think about the force you are applying when brushing – light force is better and will clean your teeth just as effective!

Brushing your teeth too hard may cause damage to your teeth and gums. It is important to have proper technique to ensure that you are brushing your teeth effectively and safely.

Learn more about bad habits of brushing teeth and how to fix them in our blog at https://www.serenityhavasu.com/blog/!