Brushing teeth too much

India
January 3, 2011 4:35am CST
I brush my teeth too much .Around four times a day .What if we brush too much.Is there any effect on our teeth or else its good as it frehens our breath and clear germs in our mouth
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@fabjonah (140)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
i guess there's a bad effect on brushing our teeth too much especially on brushing so hard. it will weaken our teeth and our gums might get bruised. 3x times a day is just enough...
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@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Yes, to much brushing is not good for your teeth. You could wear the enamel off of them. Three minutes in the morning and three minutes at night is you really need. If you concerned about breath freshness, then have have scope or listerine. The Enamel on your teeth protects them.
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
Brush your teeth carefully three times a day. Flossing properly, along with regular dental check-up's can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. like most of us here, you don't exactly look forward to facing a dentist's drill. Because, wouldn't it be better to prevent cavities to begin with?.. Fluoride also helps to keep our teeth strong. Many people add fluoride to their drinking water, but not all do. If you live in an area where there's not enough fluoride in the water, I recommend you to go to your dentist and ask for the right supplements to take. And yes, you can also use mouthwash that contains fluoride, it will help. If you have a teeth that is sensitive to heat, cold temperature and pressure, you should use a special toothpaste for your sensitive teeth. But, do seek your dentist for having a sensitive teeth may indicate a more serious problem, such as a cavity or irritation.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
hi, i brushed my teeth thrice a day, and this is the ideal or standard of brushing our teeth, in the morning, afternoon and in the evening.
@Galena (9123)
3 Jan 11
as long as you have a good brushing technique, four times a day is fine. more than that might be taking it too far though. if you have poor technique or brush at the wrong times, you could be damaging the enamel of the teeth. brushing too often shouldn't make your gums bleed. gums bleed when they are unhealthy, caused by poor hygiene. first of all, the common mistake that people make is to brush their teeth after eating. this is the worst time to brush, as the acidity levels in the mouth rise when you eat something. so you're basically scrubbing your teeth with acid. it's best to wait at least an hour after eating before you brush, for your acidity to return to normal. choose a medium stiffness brush, and don't scrub too hard. also, don't brush the surface of the tooth head on. this is too harsh, and also doesn't get between the teeth or below the gumline. angle the toothbrush about 45 degrees pointing towards the gumline. this causes the bristles to fan out, and sweep into the gaps between the teeth and a little under the gumline. make sure you brush the inside, outside and biting surfaces of all teeth. flossing is also very important for gum health. plaque build up below the gumline causes the gums to become inflamed and bleed, and if this is left, the bone supporting the teeth breaks down and you can lose your teeth. slide the floss between the teeth, take it gently to the surface of the tooth on each side, and gently slide it a little under the gumline, and out. for back teeth, interdental brushes are very good for cleaning between them, where the gaps are a little larger. you don't need to floss more than once a day. after flossing you may want to use a mouthwash. it's not really a benefit, it's just good to get any bits you dislodge out of your mouth with. it's also a good idea not to rinse toothpaste out of the mouth, just spit the excess and leave the rest on your teeth until it comes away naturally. if you have a good brushing technique, then very frequent brushing isn't a bad thing. if you use a very abrasive paste, like a whitening or smokers paste, or brush in a harsh way, you could be scrubbing away enamel, leading to more likelihood of decay.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
hello, there is nothing wrong brushing your teeth 4x in a day,just don't put too much pressure when you brush your teeth,not to hurt the gums. It is good to brush teeth after eating,so,if you eat meals 3x a day and also have snack time in between,then it is fine to brush your teeth. Some people really brush their teeth every after they eat,because they are used to it. I brush my teeth usually 2x a day,because i only eat meals twice a day. but i always bring brush and toothpaste in my bag when i go to work,so,when i need to brush my teeth,i always have my toothbrush and toothpaste ready. Happy brushing ....and enjoy mylotting
@fgb_fritz (278)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
honestly i brush my teeth every morning and before bed, because my gums is sensitive if i brush more it will bleed i think if you brush more your gums will bleed like mine and i dont think its healthy and if you want to clear germs and freshens your breath used mouthwash