Have you ever wondered how long you should brush your teeth, or whether mouthwash should be a regular part of your oral routine? Our dental experts have the answers to your most pressing dental questions! We hope these insights will continue to enrich your life and your oral health for years to come.
Can you brush your teeth too much? Unfortunately, yes, too much of a good thing can be detrimental in this case. Over-brushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums, especially if you use a hard-bristled brush. Twice or three times a day shouldn’t be a problem for most people, unless you have particularly sensitive gums. If you’re concerned this may be a problem for you, it is best to be personally evaluated by a dentist.
Whitening can be a great way to improve your personal appearance. Our advice is just not to use tooth-whitening bleaches more often than recommended, and to do whitening with professionals (and not with the over-the-counter kits found at the pharmacy).
If you have more questions, we hope you’ll come make an appointment with one of our dentists, who can answer them. Don’t believe everything you see online about dental care! Dentistry is a specialized area and like in the field of health, dental myths abound on the internet. Take the time to educate yourself and your family about proper dental care, and your mouth will surely thank you in the future!
To make an appointment at Penn Dental Medicine, please give us a call at 215-898-8965.