Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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Most Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara dental patients – is quick, 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 King Dental Group in Santa Barbara 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 cut down 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 terrific 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 805-687-1548 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jon King of King Dental Group. At King Dental Group, we provide individualized treatment for every patient’s dental issues and goals, including cosmetic dentistry and holistic dentistry.

 

 

Contact King Dental Group:

805-687-1548

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1919 State St Ste 205
Santa Barbara, CA
93105

 

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