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Can You Floss Too Hard?

Posted on 10/10/2017 by Jolie
 Flossing B.J. Myers, D.D.S & Associates TX 78759-6051
Many people ask whether or not they're brushing or flossing in the right way. This is a common question and all too often people are actually brushing or flossing too hard. This not only does some damage to the inside of the mouth, but it can be something that is easy to fix when realized.

When you go to the dentist and ask them why you continue to bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, then you may be doing so too hard. Here are some considerations to keep in mind the next time you go to do your brushing and flossing.

Why is it Too Hard?
When you cut yourself brushing or flossing your teeth, you're creating damage inside your mouth. You're leaving the gums open to infection, for plaque build up to get into. You're also creating many other problems, as this can be quite uncomfortable to deal with.

Irritating the gums, while also scraping off the enamel because you're brushing or flossing too hard is leaving your teeth open for cavities and other problems. You want to make sure that you're doing so lightly, with just a little force to remove the buildup that you find on them.

When you brush and floss at the right pressure, you're essentially allowing yourself to have healthier teeth and gums overall. Make sure to get more out of your dental routine with the use of the right method.

Speak with our dental professionals today to make an appointment. They can show you the right pressure to use to floss and brush your teeth without causing damage to the gums or teeth. You want to make sure that you're doing so the right way and through the use of the right methods, you can ensure that you are.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (512) 506-9889 today.

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