Mistakes When Brushing

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Are you brushing your teeth too hard? One of the most common mistakes people make when brushing their teeth is they use too much force and are using the wrong type of brush.

Our dentists, Dr. Melissa Wolfe, wants you to have healthy teeth. That’s why our team at Maple Ridge Dental in Staunton, Virginia, is looking to help you to make sure that your brushing habits help your oral health.

When brushing your teeth, it is important to make sure that you are using the right type of brush. If you use the wrong type of brush you might be doing damage to the outer shell of your teeth and even might cause damage to your gums.

The right type of brush will have a small brush head. This allows you to reach all sides of your teeth. Most dental professionals agree that you should also be using a soft-bristled brush, as this should best help clean your teeth.

Once you have the correct brush, it is important to also use the correct pressure when brushing your teeth. If you push hard enough that the bristles fray out, you are brushing too hard and could cause damage to your mouth.

Brushing your teeth with the right brush and the right pressure can lead to improved oral health. If you have any questions about your oral health or want to know how we can help it improve, please call us today at 540.885.5050 to make an appointment.