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Can You Floss Too Roughly?

Posted on 12/23/2021 by Evan
Can You Floss Too Roughly?When it comes to oral health, flossing is very important. It lets you remove bacteria, plaque, and leftover food particles between your teeth. Flossing eliminates all the debris that brushing might have missed. Flossing is also a good way to maintain healthy gum tissues and prevent the development of gum disease. While flossing is very important to your oral health, doing it roughly and aggressively can affect your oral health. Flossing vigorously or too hard can damage your tooth enamel and gum tissues. In simpler terms, flossing can harm your oral health if done wrongly. Therefore, it is important to know how your teeth and gums can be damaged by flossing too hard.

How Teeth Can Be Damaged By Flossing Roughly

There are several ways that flossing too hard can affect your oral health. To begin with, flossing should be done only once a day. Doing it several times a day can damage your gum tissue. This can lead to gum recession. When gums recede, your tooth root will be exposed. In that case, you will experience severe tooth sensitivity and toothaches. This is why you need to floss your teeth gently and only once daily.

Furthermore, flossing to aggressively will damage your gum tissue. The floss could cut through your gums and cause bleeding. It will result in wounds that can develop into oral infections. This is why you need to floss your teeth as gently as possible. It is important to note that many oral infections can develop from a simple wound in your mouth. Combined with a lack of thorough brushing, bacteria will spread from the wound to your teeth. As a result, you will develop oral conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. This can affect your smile significantly. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the effects of brushing too hard.
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