How To Brush Your Smile Gently

You hear us tell you to be gentle with your smile, so you can enjoy oral health that’s optimal and that continues to remain well. You hear us say that it’s very important to avoid aggressive dental care because it can hurt your gums, it can scrape up your teeth, and it can even make your smile feel sensitive! Over time, you can end up with gum recession and weakened teeth! However, when you hear “gentle” that doesn’t necessarily translate for you into any specifics as far as your approach to brushing. Not to worry. Switching from being a hard brusher to one who is gentle is actually going to be a simple process, when you take our Southlake, TX team’s suggests seriously!

Remember: It All Starts With Your Toothbrush

Don’t forget that brushing your smile centers around the use of your toothbrush! If you’re brushing too hard, one of the major problems might be the fact that your toothbrush needs an upgrade. Nope, you don’t need something more expensive. You just need to check the packaging details when you buy a brush to make absolutely sure that the bristles on that brush are soft!

Watch Your Pressure Levels (Or Try A New Brush)

Curious about how hard you should be pressing when you brush? This is a major factor in determining whether you’re brushing gently or too hard. If you feel that you need some extra guidance beyond “be gentle” or “press lightly,” then by all means, ask us to show you during your next dental cleaning with our team. We also remind you that if you find you simply have trouble using a light touch, it is often extremely beneficial to use an electric toothbrush instead to keep your oral health safe. They are so powerful that it’s much easier to simply hold them gently against your teeth as you guide them without feeling the need to press or push.

Skip The Abrasives

Don’t want to damage your oral health when you’re brushing? Well then, do your best to avoid any type of product that might contain grainy or other harsh ingredients meant to scrub. You don’t need more scrubbing power than your soft bristles, your gentle toothpaste, and the motion of your toothbrush.

Brush Gently And Effectively With Our Help

If you think you need help with some aspect of your dental hygiene, from brushing to flossing and more, come to us for the help you need. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.