5 Signs That You Are Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard, And 5 Simple Fixes for It
2Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush
It’s not just the force and speed you need to be mindful of while brushing your teeth, but also the quality of your toothbrush. You need to choose soft-bristled toothbrushes and reconsider your brushing method. It is advised that you keep your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle while brushing your teeth. Then gently brush your teeth back and forth. Another way is to hold it with your less dominant hand so that the pressure you apply is reduced.
3Your toothpaste should be a low-abrasive one
Pick a toothpaste which is abrasive enough to do its job well and clean your teeth thoroughly. But highly abrasive toothpastes can do more damage than good. These toothpastes remove the enamel from your teeth. To understand how abrasive a toothpaste really is, take a piece of foil and rub a small amount of the toothpaste on it. Rinse it off with water and check for any scratches left on the foil. The number of scratches on the foil will tell you how abrasive the toothpaste is.
4You may use an electric toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes notify you if you start applying too much pressure. This will happen by the light on the brush turning red from green, and it will even start making a different noise to alert you to this fact. This will help you lessen the pressure each time you brush and only apply the correct amount of pressure.
Floss your teeth gently after brushing because it helps in removing any remaining plaque or bacteria that your brush might have missed and failed to clear out. Flossing is an important part of dental hygiene and oral care which keeps your gums and teeth healthy, and your mouth germ-free.