17 September 2014
We've all heard that brushing your teeth thoroughly and regularly is a vital component of good oral health. You might think that the harder and longer you brush, the better. But did you know that you can actually be causing damage to your teeth and gums if you're over-brushing? A British study found that brushing teeth harder and faster doesn't remove any additional plaque, according to BBC News. In fact, brushing too vigorously can cause permanent damage, the study found.