Signs Showing You’re Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard And How To Fix It

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Problems

Viral News Boy :- Your gums are starting to recede 

Every teeth is protected by enamel that can be severely harmed by over-brushing. And when you harm the enamel, the gums may start to recede, exposing the roots of our teeth to great danger. If the teeth reach that point, you might need to add fillings, root canals, or even extract teeth that are no longer healthy. According to dentists, about 10%-20% of the population around the world has damaged their gums due to over-brushing.

Your teeth are way too sensitive 

This is very similar to receding gums, the teeth can become sensitive when the enamel is brushed away. It’s simply because the roots of your teeth are left unprotected and, so their nerves are hit hard. If you find it super hard to drink very hot or very cold drinks and bite on hard food, then you need to visit your doctor. You are advised to start brushing your teeth in a more calm and soft way.

The bristles of your toothbrush look worn out 

Toothbrush abrasion is the most common cause of dental abrasion, which means that many people brush their teeth the wrong way. It’s either because they brush too hard or they use hard-bristled toothbrushes, and this damages the teeth. Therefore if your toothbrush looks like it needs to be replaced every few weeks, then you’re using it too forcefully. The toothbrush needs replacement every 3-4 months, but it should still look quite healthy.

The teeth near your gums aren’t very bright or shiny 

The main reason why the teeth are somehow darker under your gums is that they’re not protected by any enamel. That’s why when your gums start receding, the teeth showing from underneath are more yellow or darker in color. Without having enamel to protect them, they’re exposed to all kinds of germs and bacteria. Thus, the problem goes even deeper, compromising the entire health of your teeth.

Solution

Use a toothbrush with soft bristles 

Pay attention to the speed you’re brushing with and also the quality of the toothbrush that harms your teeth. Using soft bristles is the first step, then you have to reconsider your brushing method. You are recommended to keep your toothbrush at an angle of 45-degree and start brushing gently back and forth. You can try holding it with your non-dominant hand so the pressure you apply is lessened.

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A wonderful feature of this toothbrushes is that they notify you when you apply too much pressure. The light on it will change from green to red, and it will start making a different noise which is similar to an alert. Make sure that whilst you brush, the light remains green, letting you know to apply the correct amount of pressure. But not all electric toothbrushes have this sensor, which means that you’ll have to check the box first.

Hold your toothbrush with only 3 fingers

When you hold your toothbrush like a pen, it will actually help you apply the right pressure to your teeth because you can easily control the force you’re putting on your hand. But when you hold your toothbrush with your fist, you can easily lose track of your force and overbrush. It’s not the pressure that will clean your teeth, the bristles have to be able to get in between all the teeth, removing plaque and other bacteria.

Ensure your toothpaste is low-abrasive

Toothpaste should be abrasive enough for it to cleans our teeth as it should. But keep in mind that, high abrasive toothpaste does more than that, it removes the enamel from our teeth. Instead of reading labels and searching to see how abrasive the ingredients are, there is another trick you can use. Simply take a piece of foil and rub a small amount of your toothpaste on it. Then rinse it with plenty of water and see if there are any scratches left on the foil. The number of scratches will indicate just how abrasive the toothpaste is.