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Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?

Posted on 11/17/2017 by Andrew Weber
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Your toothbrush is the most effective weapon against gum disease, but surprisingly, it can also be a way to incur a tooth problem. Just like a two-edged sword, toothbrushes need to handled carefully as it can strike your teeth with problems that would have been their primary goal.

A toothbrush is generally used to clean your teeth. It serves no other purpose but to remove food particles off your mouth and prevent bacterial buildup.

Your Toothbrush Need to Have Soft Bristles to Avoid Damaging the Gums

It does not matter how much your toothbrush is as long as it serves its purpose, but you also need to understand that buying a cheap toothbrush with stiff bristles is like buying a steel scrub. It scrapes the enamel off your teeth coupled with vigorous brushing.

Not only will it be ineffective in cleaning your teeth, but can also lead to tooth problems, including a receding gum line among others. A toothbrush with soft bristles is the best choice to clean your teeth.

Developing a good dental hygiene is also an important aspect of having a healthy set of pearly whites. Brushing regularly, flossing, and gargling keeps your mouth fresh and removes the accumulation of bacteria.

Gum Bleeding Can Be Caused by an Inappropriate Toothbrush

A bleeding gum can be a regular concern if you are using an inappropriate toothbrush. Soft bristles are more preferable because they do not abrade your tooth enamel and can be gentle on the gums.

The wrong kind of toothbrush always makes you feel uncomfortable when doing so because it can be painful and harsh on the teeth. As you use your toothbrush to clean your teeth, it can either promote or decrease your gum health. Using the correct toothbrush would be better than brushing every day and using an inappropriate one.

If you want to find out more about how to care for your teeth appropriately give us a call and we will be happy to help.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 598-8933 today.

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