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When taking care of your teeth, remember to exercise caution. As an example, one thing most people do not consider is the force at which they brush their teeth.

Brushing itself should be gentle, with your tooth brush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. Swish gently with an oval motion rather than raking the brush side to side across the teeth. According to your West Hollywood Cosmetic Dentist, brushing your teeth with too much strength can potentially damage your gums.

Overbrushing is not the only risk one faces when brushing teeth. One common danger to teeth is sugar. However, sugar itself may not be as dangerous as you think. In reality, it is how long the sugar stays on teeth that is the problem. Given enough time, the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugar and excrete damaging acid that can eat through enamel forming cavities.

So if you eat food with a significant amount of candy, brush afterward if possible. Additionally, researchers have now found that obesity and insulin resistance may be linked to periodontal disease. Your West Hollywood Cosmetic Dentist recommends staying with healthy food to stay out of the dentist’s office.

We hope you stay tuned for more from your West Hollywood Cosmetic Dentist.