You may assume putting immense power behind your smile cleaning efforts is the best road toward oral health. The bad news in this instance is that going full force into dental hygiene and other areas of caring for your smile will actually backfire, leaving you with damage and discomfort. As a result, we would like to offer you a few suggestions for when it’s best to remain super gentle. Your smile will benefit from it!
#1: When Brushing
Stop comparing your teeth to the tiles in your bathroom, which you scour with abrasive powder and a scrub brush. What works for your shower tiles will certainly not work for your smile. Instead, remember that cleaning your teeth requires very gentle pressure, a toothbrush that has soft bristles, and also toothpaste that doesn’t include any gritty or abrasive additives.
#2: When Flossing
You’re not going to do your oral health any big favors by flossing extra hard. If something is stuck between your teeth or elsewhere in your mouth, call us – it’s safer for your oral health because trying to remove debris on your own can end in accidental injury. As for flossing, just remain gentle and thorough – it’s really all you need to do to complete your dental hygiene session after brushing.
#3: When Removing Prosthetics or Aligner Trays
To protect your oral health (and the life of your prosthetic tooth replacement or your aligner tray), use gentle motions to take these devices out of your mouth. Don’t use quick, rough motions. This will help you avoid unintentional damage.