Brushing your teeth is ideal for good oral health. Doing so twice per day is recommended. However, some people end up doing it more often than that.
When you brush too little it is a bad thing, but many do not know that if you brush too much, it can also be a bad thing.
You want to make sure that you brush the recommended amount of times and that you completely remove any and all buildup that might be on the outside of your teeth.
Brushing Your Teeth Too Often is a Problem
When you brush too often, you cause irritation to the gum line. This can cause them to break down, bleed, become inflamed and more.
You then have a hard time getting them to heal because you continue to brush in the area, time and time again.
This causes the body to try to fight what causes the irritation. Sores might end up happening on the gum line and you might find that smiling, eating or doing much else with your mouth becomes painful.
Brushing too often can cause the enamel on the outside of the teeth to wear down. This allows bacteria to get into the pores of the tooth. When this happens, the tooth is broken down further and it can cause the tooth to decay.
You do not want something like this to happen. You want to brush, but just enough to get your teeth clean. You want to keep the integrity of your teeth at the best it can possibly be without ruining your enamel or causing your teeth to break down.
If you are ready for a cleaning, then speak with our professionals. We have appointments available for those that would like a cleaning and an exam.
Having these done regularly throughout the year can make sure your oral health is in the best shape possible.