Tooth brushing is an integral part of many people’s morning routine. But are you brushing before bed as well? How about after each time you eat? Is there such a thing as brushing too much?
It is recommended that you brush your teeth two or three times a day. Make sure to hit all surfaces to scrub away any pesky plaque. Use a soft bristle brush so as to not damage or hurt your gums. You should never brush to the point of bleeding. Bleeding could be a sign of a greater problem, such as gum disease.
Don’t forget about flossing! Floss once a day to remove food, plaque, and bacteria hiding between your teeth. A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that only one-third of American adults floss daily. Let’s work to improve that statistic!
Regular checkups and cleanings can help keep your teeth healthy and strong by removing deposits that everyday brushing does not eliminate. Schedule an appointment with us at Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville by calling 610-489-5555 for a personalized assessment of your oral health.