Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing - Vero Dental

Learn the importance of effective brushing between dental cleanings in Lehi, UT.

Most individuals brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush incorrectly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. At Vero Dental in Lehi, we know how important good brushing is for your health. But how do you do it properly?

They may pride themselves on their daily diligence, but frequency does not make up for an incorrect approach. One of the most common errors—especially for teens—is rapid, 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 the tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this post is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
:

  • Decay from missed food particles
  • Damage to teeth through abrasion
  • Weakened Enamel
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Receding Gums
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Tartar build-up

The friendly dental hygienists at VeroDental in Lehi teach patients the proper way to brush their 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 is easy and cleans effectively
  • Proper tooth brushing can prolong that fantastic professionally-cleaned feel
  • Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums

If you have already damaged your teeth or gums through aggressive or haphazard brushing, it’s vital to fix those problems and get back on track. Call 801-901-8851 to schedule an appointment with Doctor Alexander Harris of VeroDental.

Contact VeroDental:

801-901-8851

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

139 N Hunters Grove Ln, Ste 100
Lehi, Utah
84043

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