Smart Brushing Beats Aggressive Brushing

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Most Timonium residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). But many people brush improperly, not realizing its impact on their dental health. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods.

One of the most common errors is speedy, 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 tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this post is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing

  • Decay from overlooked food particles
  • Damage to teeth through abrasion
  • Weakened enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Tartar build-up

The friendly dental hygienists at Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium teach patients the proper way to brush 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.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we promote dental health through general dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:


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108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland