We used to learn that we always have to brush our teeth twice a day. Sometimes we do it an extra time, for that one important appointment or date. Is it a fact or a fable that brushing your teeth more often is bad for your teeth?
It really falls under the category of facts …
We often brush our teeth with a scrubbing motion. Brushing too hard, too often or too long can affect tooth enamel and gums. The more you do this, the more wear and tear will occur. The consequence of this is that grooves can occur in the teeth and dents near the gums. As a result, you get complaints such as sensitive gums or pain when eating hot or cold food.
We make the mistake especially when brushing with an electric toothbrush. Although we tend to put pressure on the brush, this is not necessary in this case. The electric toothbrush does all the work for you.
You can therefore brush your teeth with a soft head and make use of circular movements. In addition, you should replace the brush head every three months. To promote the health of our teeth, there is no need for longer than two minutes, or more frequent brushing. For extra freshness you could use dental floss or a toothpick once a day.