Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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Most Oklahoma City residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – especially for young Moore dental patients – is fast, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.

There is a certain logic to this method; when you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The problem is that teeth and gums have special characteristics that require finesse. While enamel is durable, the soft tissues in the mouth are not designed for intense scouring.

If you use hard bristles against possible cavity makers, froth at the mouth, speed through those 30 inches of tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this post is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
:

  • Decay from overlooked food particles
  • Damage to teeth through abrasion
  • Weakened enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Tartar build-up

The friendly dental hygienists at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City teach patients the proper way to brush teeth. With a slow, deliberate two minutes twice daily, you can take control of your dental hygiene, improve your oral health, and impair the risk of future problems.

Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing:

Plaque is soft enough to scratch off with a fingernail, so brush accordingly with soft bristles
Angling the toothbrush requires little effort with consistently cleaner results
Proper tooth brushing can prolong that marvelous professional-cleaning feel
Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums

If you have already damaged your teeth or gums through aggressive or haphazard brushing, it’s important to fix those problems and get back on track. Call 405-543-2690 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Phan of OKC Smiles. At OKC Smiles, we provide individualized treatment for every patient’s dental issues and goals.

We also offer
porcelain veneers
Invisalign clear braces
dental implants
dental crowns

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, OK
73170

 

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Oklahoma City dentists Dr. Phan and Dr. Murray create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry, dentures, sedation dentistry and more in the OKC metro area including the Moore and Norman OK areas.
930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
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