Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aggressive Toothbrushing is Just as Bad as Aggressive Driving!

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We know talking about gum disease is not the most exciting topic, but what is exciting is seeing the dramatic results of healing that takes place because of our multi-faceted approach to this common problem.

Gum disease can be hard to diagnose because pain is not always present.  Regular visits to the dentist allows Dr. Clark to establish baselines for your gums, enabling him to detect gum recession before it becomes catastrophic for your teeth.

While the causes of gum disease vary from genetics to tobacco use, a common cause that many don't think about is aggressive brushing of the teeth.

A simple way to control the pressure applied while you brush is to use an electric toothbrush.  These devices allow you to get a clean mouth without causing undue stress on your tooth enamel and gums.

Electric toothbrushes also make great gifts.  We have them available for purchase in our office.  We urge you to consider replacing your old toothbrush will one that will not only be better on your gums and teeth, but one that will consistently leave your mouth cleaner after each use.

Call us today to inquire about purchasing an electric toothbrush!
(541) 451-1440


  1. High quality info here! Keep up the great work. I love the feelings being expressed.
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  2. Yeah I agree that gum disease vary from genetics to tobacco use and other eating habits but there are several remedies for controlling gum diseases. My dentist Torrance has suggested several methods for oral care. I follow all his instructions.

  3. I have been going to my dental specialist for cleanings, x-rays and preventive maintenance for over 5 years and he's the best! I follow Torrance dentist hygiene advice and have no problems at all.