Dentist - Liberty
115 Blue Jay Drive Suite 104
Liberty, MO 64068
816-781-7123
 

     

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115 Blue Jay Drive
Suite 104
Liberty, MO 64068

The way you brush your teeth is as important as how long and how often you brush.  Over brushing can actually be detrimental to your dental health.  If you're brushing too hard or too much, it could lead to increased tooth sensitivity and receding gums.  The latter of which could require surgery.  If you notice your gums pulling away from your teeth, exposing the root surfaces and causing sensitivity or bleeding, that could ve a sign that you are brushing too hard.  To alleviate the problem, make sure you are using a soft bristled toothbrush.  Hold it so that it hits at a 45 degree angle and brush in a circular motion.  Also, electric toothbrushes are great for overbrushers, since they have two minute timers and require no back and forth movement. 

If you have questions about over brushing or any other dental topics please contact our office.

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Daniel Colgan

 Dr. Colgans office provides gentle, compassionate care to all of our patients at our dental practice in Liberty MO. We make your comfort and dental health our top priority.

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