Do you find that your main source of smile pain is your dental hygiene? If this is the case, then you’re probably feeling a bit flummoxed at the moment. Is this normal? Is it a sign that you’re doing quite a wonderful, thorough job? Or, perhaps, you should realize that this means you’re absolutely off-track with your care. Then again, maybe something else has gone wrong and you need dental care. As you might already realize, the path toward the answer is a visit. For now, gather some highlights.
What Is Correct
The correct way to brush your teeth and to floss your teeth begins with one word: Gentle. Remember to be kind to your tissues! Delicate strokes, delicate flossing, and a steady hand will help you enjoy care that is thorough without accidentally going overboard. Use gentle products (like soft bristles on your brush, gentle toothpaste without any abrading, gritty ingredients, etc.). Brush for two minutes (press gently) and floss once a day (again, press gently).
What Isn’t Correct
If you immediately think to yourself, “Gentle? How will that work?” allow us to reassure you that it will indeed! Your dental hygiene must not be aggressive, vigorous, forceful, etc. Otherwise, you will certainly end up with smile pain. Your teeth may become sensitive, your gums may recede, etc.
What You Can Do
If you’re already dealing with smile pain when you practice your dental hygiene, you can change up your ways and take on a gentler approach if you are not already doing so. You should also see us. You may have caused a bit of damage. Or, you may be dealing with an additional concern that’s causing discomfort (like TMJ disorder, a cavity, etc.). We will assess what’s going on and offer clarity.
Bring Yourself In For A Checkup For Painful Hygiene
Your dental hygiene should not be painful. If this occurs, you should see us right away for a checkup! Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.