A Way Tooth Brush Caused Tooth Damage

A Way Tooth Brush Caused Tooth Damage - You feel diligent brushing your teeth, but why not look clean teeth, gums suffered abrasion, even appearing holes in molars? Why not help your teeth brushing your teeth to be healthy, and even ruin it?


Patience, do not immediately blame the activity of brushing teeth. If you instead tooth cavities, decay, and lead to gum disease, it is likely the way you brush your teeth for this one. In fact, according to a prosthodontist (reconstruction and aesthetic dental specialist) Dr. Michael Lenchner, DDS, there are some common mistakes that people make when brushing your teeth, and even tooth decay. You ever do that?

Do not scrub long enough
According Lenchner, who is also director of the New York Dental Forum, we should brush your teeth for two or three minutes. In fact, most people are always in a hurry when brushing your teeth, either because they want to get to sleep or activity immediately. As a result, very few people are brushing their teeth for it. Take the time to brush your teeth carefully to make sure that the rest of our food stuck between the teeth is completely gone.

Not noticed when brushing your teeth
Make sure you are brushing your teeth while staring at the mirror, to see that the toothbrush has touched the parts to be cleaned. Many people overlook area at the gum line, but this is the most important part. That's where the plaque, tartar and bacteria grow and thrive when the gums and teeth are not kept clean, causing the gums to become inflamed and infected (gingivitis).

Mechanical rubbing one
Which one is if you are brushing your teeth laterally, described Dr. Lenchner like sawing a tree. This method makes your damage tooth enamel, causing tooth cracked and brittle. The truth is that holding a toothbrush bristle brush is at a 45 degree angle to the tooth surface, then brush in small rounds. Focus on a few teeth first, then move to the next gear groups, from one side to the other, up and down, front and rear. Teeth can be brushed in a straight line grooves on its surface. When finished, wipe from the gum line to clean plaque and bacteria.

Brushing too strong
Tooth enamel can be damaged when brushed too strong. Especially if you have a habit of gnashing of teeth when sleeping, the results are even worse. This habit, coupled with the brush sideways manner as mentioned above, can cause indentations near the gum line called abfraction lesions. If the pressure continues, the lesions can be more deeply into the inner dentin and cementum layer (a substance that protects the tooth root). Brushing too hard also cause sensitive gums, irritation, and recession.

Wear the wrong brush
Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles towards justice, even the "ultrasoft" to mitigate the damage. Even a soft bristle brush can still lead to abrasion (erosion of the gums) if used in the wrong way, said Lenchner. Although the electric toothbrush is not popular here, but this kind of toothbrush he thought could help you to reach places that must be cleaned.

A toothbrush can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, including streptococcus. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months. If the hair brush has been irregular, bent, or untidy, you can replace it sooner. Bristle brush can indeed be broken, splintered ends, and bacteria accumulate on the branches. To prevent bacterial growth, rinse the toothbrush with hot water after use and allow to dry completely.

Use toothpaste that is not quite right
Toothpaste containing baking soda is good for cleaning the stain, because it is abrasive. But that means baking soda is also quite hard to enamel, so it is not advised to wear Lenchner. Toothpaste with bleach, according Lenchner will not harm the teeth, although the process may take longer to be white.

Do not use dental floss
Flossing should be done to clean up the rest of the food that is not reached by a toothbrush. Cavities are usually formed on the surface where two teeth touch. It's caused by bacteria trapped in it, take the sugar from food particles, colonize, and produce chemical compounds that erode tooth enamel, to the soft layer of dentine underneath. This then lead to cavities.

How to use floss, wrap it in the middle finger of each hand. Use your thumb and index finger to move the floss in between two teeth. Do not use it too hard or back and forth, because it could injure the gums. Wrap the floss around the tooth, then brush up and down to loosen and remove plaque.

Not rinsing with clean
Teeth that have been brushed and in-floss correctly will release the bacteria-containing plaque from the tooth surfaces. After that, rinse thoroughly to ensure the bacteria is gone forever. Use alcohol-free mouthwash or the use of fluoride to strengthen and fortify the tooth enamel and prevent cavities. If there is no mouthwash, gargling with water is enough, really!