Some people think that in order to remove plaque from their teeth, they need to brush really hard. However, this is far from the truth since plaque is so soft, you could remove it with a piece of cloth. The reason you need a toothbrush is simply because a cloth can’t reach all the corners of your mouth. So it’s not tons of pressure you need, but rather, a thorough brushing everywhere around your mouth.
Bright Side wants to warn you about the 4 most common signs of over-brushing along with 4 effective ways to address the problem.
1. Your gums are starting to recede.
Each and every one of our teeth is protected by enamel, which can be severely harmed by over-brushing. And by harming enamel, our gums may start to recede, exposing the roots of our teeth to great danger. If your teeth reach that point, you might need to add fillings, root canals, or even extract teeth that are no longer healthy. According to dentists, about 10%-20% of the population around the world has damaged their gums due to over-brushing.