We all know are aware of the disadvantages of under brushing or lack of proper oral hygiene. But anything that is more than required is also dangerous. Things work out well only when they are in the right proportion, nothing under or over is good.
Likewise, unknowingly over brushing or harsh brushing can turn out to be a harmful habit. So in this article we will discuss about the ill effects of over brushing.
1. PALE & ROUGH TEETH
2. SENSITIVE TEETH
Harsh brushing leads to wearing off of enamel in turn exposing the dentin. Dentin is a permeable (porous) structure. Sensations are carried to the pulp (live tissue of tooth) through this porous dentin making almost all teeth sensitive. It becomes extremely difficult to even drink water when there is generalised sensitivity.
3. CERVICAL ABRASION (NOTCHES IN TEETH):
When harsh brushing continues for years, teeth become extremely weak and there is notching of teeth near gums called as cervical abrasion. Teeth become painful and may even fracture.
4. GINGIVAL RECESSION:
Harsh over brushing also damages the gums making them more away from the teeth and thus exposing the root surface of teeth.
Overall over brushing is totally hazardous to teeth. Also over scraping of tongue also leads to loss of protective papilla and loss of taste buds. So you should always be gentle with your teeth and oral soft tissues.