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Can Brushing and Flossing Damage Teeth?

teeth, health, smile, dentistToo much of a good thing is not always good for you and this applies to brushing and flossing teeth which are both vital to good dental care but can be overdone. Tooth enamel can be damaged by too much brushing while gums are also susceptible to damage by over flossing.

A good dentist will offer advice but the basic rules for good dental care are:

– Brush teeth twice daily

– Use a soft-bristled brush

– Floss gently once a day

This is the accepted regimen for healthy teeth as it is possible to “clean them too much” and further information can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/is-it-possible-to-brush-floss-and-clean-your-teeth-too-often/.

Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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