Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
A toothbrush with firm bristles, coupled with vigorous brushing action, is ideal for scrubbing away the gunk around your bathroom sink faucets. When it comes to brushing your teeth, however, we respectfully suggest a lighter-handed approach.
The enamel that protects the outside of your teeth needs to be cleaned thoroughly, but gently. While enamel is a hard substance, it can only withstand so much abuse, and heavy-handed brushing is one way that some patients have actually worn down their tooth enamel. Once enamel wears away, either from abrasion or from erosion, bacteria have the means to invade your tooth structure and cause some real damage through dental decay.
If you're not sure which toothbrush is right for you, simply ask us for a recommendation. There are some excellent toothbrushes on the market these days that combine the soft bristles your gums and enamel will appreciate, with the type of tapered tips that work best to remove plaque from on and around your teeth. Electric toothbrushes can be another effective option. Give us a call at 734-425-4530 we'd be happy to explain the differences between them and which option would suit your needs best.