Break the bad habit of brushing your teeth aggressively

May 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Many of us brush our teeth so hard that the toothbrush filaments wear out with only three passes. Follow our advice to find out how you can break this bad habit.

What happens if you brush too hard?

The first to suffer are the gums. A very hard brush and too much pressure on them produces abrasion that can lead to sensitivity in the teeth. In addition, brushing very hard can cause recession in the gums, exposing the root surface of the tooth. This can weaken it and increase the risk of oral problems. The dental surface also wears out if a lot of friction occurs and the enamel can become damaged, causing the soft layer of the tooth interior (dentin) to be exposed. So, the next time you brush your teeth, remember not to do it with such intensity.

How to achieve an adequate brushing?

  • Choose your toothbrush well. VITIS has a wide range of toothbrushes with different textures therefore you can find the one that best suits the characteristics of your mouth.
  • Brush your teeth in gentle circular movements without applying too much pressure. It is advised to extend your brushing time than to do so quickly and aggressively.
  • Pay special attention to your gum lines in order to avoid the formation of bacterial plaque. Furthermore, don’t forget to brush the back of your teeth as well as difficult to reach areas where food remains often accumulate.
  • Remember to brush your tongue and complete your cleaning with a mouthwash, tape or dental floss.

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