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Baby Dental – Use a light hand when brushing your teeth.

Saturday, Aug. 6th 2022 5:26 AM

Brushing your teeth too hard can damage your gums. It can cause your gums to recede (move away from the teeth). Plaque attaches to teeth like jam sticks to a spoon. It can not be totally removed by rinsing, but a light brushing will do the trick. Once plaque has hardened into calculus (tartar), brushing can not remove it. If you think you might brush too hard, hold your toothbrush the same way you hold a pen. This encourages a lighter stroke.

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