How Aggressive Dental Hygiene Hurts You

You might think that when you’re cleaning anything, the best thing to do is give it your all! While we agree when it comes to effort, we cannot exactly agree if we’re talking about force. You shouldn’t use much pressure with dental hygiene. You should, however, be quite gentle and thorough! Why is this, you wonder? Aren’t your teeth very strong and capable of withstanding a daily scouring? The answers lie in the details.

Too Hard Can Cause Gum Damage

If you’re too hard on your smile with your dental hygiene, your gum tissue isn’t going to like it. In fact, in addition to potentially become irritating and hurting, it may retreat altogether! While your teeth cannot run away, your gums can do so by receding. You don’t want this to happen because your gums protect your teeth! Be gentler (try an electric toothbrush if you wish) to allow gums to thrive.

Too Forceful Can Strip Your Tooth Enamel

Nope, your teeth cannot flee the scene but what can happen if your dental hygiene is far too aggressive is that you might accidentally wear away the protective layer called enamel. It is your tooth’s armor! When it’s worn down, you’re more susceptible to decay, cracks, sensitivity, etc. Keep your care gentle.

Pain May Cause You To Avoid Care

Remember that if you’re too aggressive with your dental care, you may think you’re doing a good job but you may not like the discomfort that comes with it. As a result, you may unintentionally cause yourself to dislike dental hygiene and to avoid it, as well, which is most certainly counterproductive! Go the gentle route and you will find that daily care is actually an easy, comfortable process.

Make Home Care Gentle And Effective With Our Tips

If you’re having trouble getting through the gentle care that your smile needs, you should speak with us about your concerns and we will be happy to extend easy-to-apply advice. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.