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Old 04-12-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Problems when brushing my teeth?

I don't know if I'm brushing my teeth too hard or what, but for some reason, each toothbrush I use seems to get frayed bad very quickly. Like within a few weeks after starting to use a new toothbrush, it's time for me to buy another one again. Do you think I should get a better quality toothbrush? Or maybe I'm brushing my teeth with too much force? Sometimes my gums bleed a little when I brush. I'm using a medium bristled type of toothbrush. I would hate to see how quickly a soft bristled brush would fray for me.

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: Problems when brushing my teeth?

I have the same problem. I used to use a medium bristle but switched to soft at the advice of the dentist. I have tooth brush abrasions from brushing too hard- you can damage your teeth from brushing too hard. Your gums can recede, and I have little "dents" near my gum line. They start out sharp (if you run your tongue over them) but dull with time. Every time I go in the hygenist tells me I brush too hard. She advised using a motorized toothbrush- and just guiding it along your teeth - letting it do all the work. They're fairly inexpensive, you may want to try one.

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