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Are you brushing your teeth too hard? Brushing your teeth too hard can cause damage to your teeth and gums, but with the right practices when brushing, you can improve your oral health.

Our dentist, Dr. John Felkner, wants to make sure you are helping your teeth be healthy. That’s why our team at Szmanda Dental Wittenberg in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, want to make sure you’re not brushing your teeth too hard.

If you brush your teeth too hard, you might hurt your teeth. By brushing too hard, you can wear down the hard, protective outer shell of your teeth. If that outer shell is removed or damaged, your teeth can be at a higher risk for cavities and gum disease.

One way to make sure you are helping your teeth, rather than harming them, is to look at your brush bristles while you brush. If your bristles are bending or pushing into the gumline, you are brushing too hard. If you are unable to see your bristles in your mouth while brushing, practice on your hand. Make a fist and experiment with different brush pressures on your knuckles until you are able to find the right pressure that will help you keep your mouth healthy.

With the correct pressure when brushing, you can help promote your own oral health. Reach out to us at 715-253-3200 to schedule an appointment and we will be happy to help you with any questions you might have.