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What Happens if You Brush for Too Little Time?


Posted on 12/23/2017 by Office Manager
Brushing Anchorage Dental Associates AK 99503-2838
A proper dental routine can literally make or break your dental health. Brushing is one of the most efficient way to take care of your dental health. Plaque and food debris can get stuck between teeth and brushing will keep those nasty unwanted specks away.

Brushing also helps normalize the pH level of your mouth, which will discourage growth of bacteria that harms your mouth. Brushing also makes your teeth whiter and stronger.

That is why it is an absolute necessity for good dental hygiene that your teeth are brushed properly. It is not an understatement to say that brushing is the foundation of great dental health.

What are the Effects of Brushing for an Inappropriately Short Time?


Brushing too shortly is a bad cycle to be in. The effects will not be apparent right away, but after just a few weeks of improper brushing, you can either smell some form of halitosis, or bad breath, or feel some tingling sensation in your teeth or gums.

Brushing too shortly will lead to a buildup of bacteria and plaque, which can weaken the enamel of your teeth. This can lead to tooth decay and even to a dental abscess.

This leads to even more problems, since dental abscess can lead to sepsis, which is a lethal condition. You will experience fevers, pain in the jaw and even ears, and just general weakness.

Other than the dental health implications, you will get yellow teeth, bad breath and even holes in the teeth. This can lead to quite some bad implications for your social life. This can lead to low self-esteem and even some anxiety on how you look and appear to other people in a social function.

That is why you must brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes at most. If you have some questions about your dental health, give us a call and let us answer your inquiries.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (907) 885-3666 today.


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