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Are You Brushing Too Hard?

Tooth brushing is good for you, so more tooth brushing can only be better, right? Wrong. Overbrushing can actually be detrimental to your dental health. If you're brushing too hard or too much, it could lead to increased tooth sensitivity and receding gums, the latter of which could require surgery.

To find out if you're brushing too hard, and for tips on how to stop,

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If you go to the dentist for regular checkups, he or she will be able to tell you if you're overbrushing. But if you notice your gums pulling away from your teeth, exposing the root surfaces and causing sensitivity or bleeding, that could be a sign that you need to lighten up.

To alleviate the problem, make sure you are using a soft or extra soft toothbrush, and lightly grip the brush so it hits at a 45-degree angle. Also, electric toothbrushes are great for overbrushers, since they have two-minute timers and require no back-and-forth movement. So if you're scrubbing away, just remember to lighten up!

Have you ever been told by your dentist to lighten up? Share the details in the comments section below.

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