Is it possible to clean your teeth too much?
Regular cleaning of your teeth is necessary, to prevent oral illnesses and teeth loss. However, how much cleaning is enough? Is it possible to ‘over-clean’ teeth?
– Brushing aggressively, especially when using hard-bristled toothbrush damage the enamel, resulting in discolouration.
– You should only floss once per day, to avoid disrupting the gum line.
– Mouthwash kills germs in our mouths but when used excessively, it can lead to oral cancer.
Talk to your dentist about the best oral cleaning routines for you. Avoid smoking, alcohol and acidic foods.
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