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Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Much?

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Since childhood, most of us were taught that brushing our teeth is just a part of our daily hygiene routine that must be done to keep our teeth and gums healthy & attractive. But many people are surprised to learn that there is such as thing as overbrushing the teeth. Overbrushing the teeth can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. Scrubbing your teeth hard is not necessary for removing plaque or particles of food that are caught between your teeth and along the gumline as gentle brushing gets the job done.

Are You an Over-Brusher?

If you are particularly diligent about maintaining good oral hygiene and are using a medium or hard-bristled toothbrush, you may be overbrushing your teeth. When the teeth are brushed too often and too vigorously, it can wear down tooth enamel and cause the gums to recede wherein the sensitive root areas are exposed. This puts the root areas of the teeth at higher risk for decay while also raising your risk for developing periodontal disease.

Brushing Tips from Your Manhattan Dentistry Team

If you think you’ve been overbrushing your teeth, it’s never too late to make positive changes to how you care for your teeth. Here are some toothbrushing tips from your team at The Exchange Dental Group – where we make it our mission to help our patients maintain healthy and attractive smiles.

  • Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid gum damage and unnecessary wear and tear of tooth enamel.
  • Brush your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes each time after meals and before bedtime.
  • Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gumline when brushing.
  • Move your toothbrush using short strokes and a scrubbing motion over all the areas of your teeth.
  • Apply light pressure to feel the bristles against your gums. If you are spreading the bristles out, you’re brushing too hard.

Contact the Team at The Exchange Dental Group

If you have any questions about how to properly maintain good oral hygiene, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we always enjoy speaking with you! If you’d like to schedule an appointment, feel free to call us at (212) 422-9229 or use our convenient online form to book a time. We look forward to seeing your smile soon and helping you keep it healthy and attractive!

Welcome to Our Blog!

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Thank you for visiting the blog of The Exchange Dental Group, your leading Financial District dentists! We’re excited to welcome you to our practice and make you a part of The Exchange Dental Group family. Our blog will be used to share information about the services we offer, technology advancements, practice news and more. If this is your first time visiting, please read below to learn a bit more about what makes us unique!

Who We Are

Founded in July of 1982 by Dr. Howard Wimmer, The Exchange Dental Group provides excellent dental and orthodontic care to children, teens and adults in the heart of Lower Manhattan! Since our inception in 1982, our practice has grown tremendously and currently includes 6 general dentists, 7 hygienists, 2 pediatric dentists, 1 oral surgeon, 1 endodontist, 1 periodontist, and 1 orthodontist on top of 4 friendly members from the administrative team. We’re one big family here at The Exchange Dental Group, and we pride ourselves on offering the very best in dental care with a comprehensive range of services all under one roof.

Quality Services We Offer

With such a variety of dentists, orthodontists, and specialists here at The Exchange Dental Group, there is so much we have to offer to help improve our patients’ smiles. Services include but are not limited to:

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Invisalign
  • Fillings
  • Zoom! Teeth Whitening
  • At Home Whitening Kits
  • Dental Implants
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Pediatric Dentistry

Visit Your Financial District Dentists

If you’re in the Lower Manhattan area and you’re looking for excellent services from a team who cares, we’re here to help! Contact us at 212-422-9229 to schedule an appointment at our Fidi office located at 39 Broadway, Suite 2115. We hope to see you back at our blog soon and in our office shortly!