Brushing too hard? Have you ever been told your hard brushing is causing recession of your gums? Here’s a few tips to help:
1. If the bristles on your toothbrush are bent, smashed or don’t resemble anything close to a brush anymore, you are most likely brushing too hard.
2. Try an electric tooth brush, some even come with pressure sensors to keep you from pushing too hard.
3. If you normally hold your toothbrush with your entire fist, hold your toothbrush the same way you would hold a pen or pencil.
4. Always choose a tooth brush with soft bristles and concentrate on brushing in small circles, hard back and forth strokes are more traumatic to your gums.