If you are using Invisalign, you know that you can take it out to brush your teeth normally. It is important to ask your orthodontist how often you should brush your teeth and what type of toothbrush and bristles you should be using. There are consequences that can come from brushing your teeth too often or too hard. If you want to have the best oral health possible, talk to your orthodontist to see what type of brushing schedule will be best for you.
Watch Out for:
- Signs that you are brushing too much
- Signs that you are brushing your teeth too hard
- Signs that your toothbrush is harming your teeth
Brushing Too Much
Although it is necessary to brush your teeth often to make sure that plaque and bacteria do not start to form in your mouth, you do not want to overdo it. If you brush too much, you will notice that your gums and teeth can be harmed. Talk to your orthodontist to see how much you should be brushing. Many professionals suggest brushing no more than 3 times a day.
Brushing Too Hard
If you brush too hard, you will notice some warning signs. Your teeth will become more sensitive over time and your gums can also be damaged. Many experts recommend avoiding toothbrushes that have hard bristles because you can easily apply too much pressure to them, and they will harm your teeth and gums.
If you are looking for a professional who can help you begin a successful dental regiment, turn to Dr. Joel Gluck. You should be on a regular brushing schedule whether you use Invisalign or not to have a mouth that is as healthy as possible. Be sure to contact Dr. Joel Gluck to schedule an appointment right away for all of your orthodontic services.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.