Having a fear of the dentist due to a phobia or a past traumatic experience is more common than you might think. In fact, anxiety and fear of visiting the dentist prevent many people from accessing the dental care they need to stay healthy.
According to the American Dental Association, which puts its seal of approval on all sorts of dental products, both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively remove plaque from the teeth and gums. Although both types of toothbrushes are effective, research pretty clearly reveals that one is better than the other.
When you use too much pressure and brush too vigorously, you can actually do quite a bit of damage, harming your enamel and weakening your gums. Continue reading to learn the best practices when brushing your teeth.
Our dentist and staff are taking increased precautions to keep patients safe at this time. We have increased cleanings between patient visits and all patients are required to wear masks when not seated in the dental chair. Our staff continues to wear the personal protective equipment needed to keep the office a safe environment and help prevent the spread of infection.
You could be doing real damage to your teeth while you sleep if you’re one of the estimated 8% of adults or 6% to 50% of children with sleep bruxism.